Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: July Month 9 / Week 2

Project Food Budget Weekly total: $110.57

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal (local if possible,) home-cooked meals while sticking to a $400 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and gardening.

There’s two of us eating (mostly) 3 meals per day. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.

July – Month Nine, Week Two

This week, I spent $110.57, with a monthly total of $230.01. That leaves $169.99 for the rest of July.

Geez, by the 8th day of the month, I blasted through a huge chunk of my monthly allotment! I am hoping I can stick to a $55 weekly sum for the next 3 weeks, but I will not be too upset if I have a little budgeting overage this month!

Dining Out: $26.00
Groceries: $84.57

Spending Details

Lots of produce and a couple of splurges this week: a turkey pie and olives!

Seven Acres Turkey Farm $17.50: homemade turkey pie & (2) dozen jumbo eggs

2 trips to local farm stand $11.12: blueberries, kousa summer squash, red leaf lettuce, and (6) corn on cob (from CT, eh, wasn’t the greatest, but not bad)

Wilmington Farmers Market $14.30: From Farmer Daves – beets, spring onions, cherry tomatoes (to die for!), and (3) small kousa squash. From Bountiful Basket Farm – Quart of mixed new potatoes (yum)

Whole Foods Market $34.60 (2) jars of Mindful Mayo with WF coupon, diced organic tomatoes, organic salsa, organic plums & peaches (sale), cantaloupe (sale), organic green grapes, 2lb bag o’ organic carrots, organic bananas, crumbled feta (sale), and olives from bar

Meat CSA $7.05: Ground beefalo (Luckily, products from the Meat CSA are paid in full, so technically no real money is actually spent, but I apply the cost to my budget as we consume it.)

Week of Meals

  • Thursday: Turkey pie (from farm) with stir-fried veggies
  • Friday: Take out
  • Saturday: Dinner at parents – Pizza
  • Sunday: Pasta topped with crockpot beefalo tomato pepper sauce
  • Monday: Baked eggs, feta & brown rice
  • Tuesday: Leftover freezer pork tenderloin & beefalo chuck with new potatoes, onions, and a big ole veg salad
  • Wednesday: Hot dogs, sautéed beet greens, & snap peas in corn tortillas with a large veggie salad

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