After a rather excessive week last week, buying meat for several months, I toned things back this week. Just the necessities (mostly).
What I Spent:
Friday, April 5
Walmart – $4.19
The aforementioned coffee (that I didn’t have a receipt for last week).
Tuesday, April 9
Sam’s Club Pickup – $5.18
Walmart Pickup – $36.81
Fruit can be an expensive item, but eating a combo of fresh, canned, frozen, and dried fruit can help you get your minimum 2-3 servings daily for a little less. We generally eat one fresh fruit, one canned fruit, and either a frozen or a dried fruit every day. I get seasonal fruit when they’re in season – which is why our recent selections have been rather boring.
Friday, April 12
ALDI – $39.85
Do you see the six pounds of butter back there? ALDI had butter for $1.99 per pound, which is about $0.40 less per pound than the cheapest I usually see it (with no sales, it often runs close to $3 per pound). So I got the limit as per last week’s meat post. I keep a couple pounds in the fridge (butter has a relatively long refrigerated shelf life) and put the rest in the freezer for later use.
That’s $86.03, which is $21.97 under my newly jiggered budget of $108 per week.
Week 1 – $156.79 ($48.79 over)
Week 2 – $86.03 ($21.97 under)
What We Ate:
Saturday, April 6
Breakfast – Pancakes and scrambled eggs with canned peaches
Supper – Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, Peas, Spinach Salad
Sunday, April 7
Lunch – BBQ Pork sandwiches, Potato Salad, 3 Bean Salad
Supper – Leftovers
Monday, April 8
Ham, Pineapple, Maple-Mustard Glazed Carrots, Broccoli
Tuesday, April 2
Eggs Benedict with Grapes and Tater Tots (I intended to make hashbrowns with this but only remembered after it was much too late to get hashbrowns started.)
Wednesday, April 10
Black Beans and Rice (I modified this recipe to use a crockpot instead of a pressure cooker.)
Thursday, April 11
Great Grams’ Spaghetti, Lettuce Salad, and Green Olives
Friday, April 12
We’ll be having chef salad tonight with leftover ham, shredded cheddar, boiled eggs, green onions, and peas.