Good morning, friends. Yesterday simply did not allow for blogging, but here I am with my shopping news for the week. This week is atypical because we are doing some traveling. I’m sure that I am going to have to add some food costs after the weekend. Nonetheless, it was exciting to be UNDER BUDGET!
Goal: $120 Actual: $88 at Wal*Mart
I had a few things in the freezer, so I didn’t have to buy meat this week. That helped a lot. I did include my multivitamins (kids’ next week). I also bought some extra snacks for a long car ride and ingredients to do some baking. I had to stock up on both all-purpose unbleached flour and whole wheat flour. I hate shopping at Wal*Mart. I really, really, do. I went at 8 o’clock in the morning, and it was still crazy busy. BUT…I kinda had to. Aldi doesn’t seem to carry whole wheat flour, and I didn’t have time for two trips, and my only shopping opportunity (without four kids in tow) was early Tuesday morning before Aldi even opened. So…off to the craziness that is Wal*Mart.
Here’s the short menu:
Monday: Unexpected dinner at Grandma’s house (I had an English muffin at home!)
Tuesday: Chicken stir-fry with rice
Wednesday: Fish tacos with mixed veggies
Thursday: Leftovers and maybe a treat out
Let’s see how the other bloggers did:
2 thoughts on “Project Food Budget (a smidge late)”
Hooray for being UNDER budget! That always feels so good. What was on the menu for baking?
Yes! I made a chocolate chip banana bread from the La Leche League cookbook. I’m planning to make a zucchini bread from the enormous zucchini mentioned in today’s post. It’s enough for a bread and a “bake.”