Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $99.30
My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a
$400 $350 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and gardening.
There’s two of us eating 3 (mostly) meals per day. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.
April – Month Six, Week Two
We are definitely going through some employment changes, and I am so glad that I already have a good budgeting habit! It’s going to help out a lot now that we might need to tighten up a little bit more.
I’d like to try to reduce my monthly food allotment to $350. With that in mind, I spent $99.30 for this week, with a monthly total of $139.96 so far, leaving $210.04 for the rest of April.
Dining Out: $3.54
Entertaining: $5.57 – includes canned baked beans, and flour for 4 loaves of bread & 8 burger rolls! It certainly pays to bake homemade bread yourself!
Friday (4/6) was a busy day for shopping at 3 different stores!
Market Basket $14.80: Applegate Farms chicken sandwich meat, mushrooms, 2 lb bag o’ onions, bananas, salsa
Whole Foods Market $45.38: plain yogurt tub, (5) mangoes (sale!), pineapple, savoy cabbage, (2) sweet onions, organic celery, asparagus and the BIG SPLURGE on a pound of local sea scallops!
$25 for just the scallops alone – eeeek! I couldn’t resist!
Trader Joe’s $28.72: 4 lb bag o’ heirloom oranges, 5 lb bag o’ ruby red grapefruit (which turned out to weigh over 6 lbs! bargain!), 4 lb organic gold potatoes, feta cheese, organic reduced sugar raspberry preserves, shelled pistachios, organic raisins, organic frozen corn
Week of Meals
- Thursday: leftover lentil veggie soup topped with cheese
- Friday: Fried egg with roasted onions/potatoes and leftover asparagus
- Saturday: Lunch: Chicken legs w/ cream of carrot soup and leftover roasted potatoes
Dinner: Baked sea scallops
- Sunday: Easter BBQ
- Monday: Pasta with tomato mushroom veggie sauce
- Tuesday: roasted cauliflower & fried egg
- Wednesday: Bean chili made from leftover tomato veg sauce, topped with cheese
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