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What I Spent/What We Ate (2018.02.15)

February 19th, 2019

I’m late this week because we spent the weekend with Daniel’s brother and his family in the Kansas City area. We went up Friday morning (a little earlier than planned in order to beat a snowstorm), which meant I missed my usual ALDI trip. Which, given how much I spent on the front half of the week, was just fine as far as my budget is concerned :-)


What I Spent:

Saturday, February 9

Spice Merchant – $54.37

This was our coffee and tea for the month – we splurge because, oh my, this stuff is wonderful.


Tuesday, February 12

Sam’s Club – $45.63

Sam's Club pickup 2019.02.12

Walmart – $45.99

Walmart pickup 2019.02.12


That’s $145.99, which is $59.99 over this month’s budget of $86 per week. :-\

So…
Week 1 – $78.27 ($7.73 under)
Week 2 – $145.99 ($59.99 over)


What We Ate:

Saturday, February 9
Breakfast – Buttermilk pancake men (like Ma made in Little House in the Big Woods) with blueberries, and scrambled eggs (not pictured)

Pancake man with blueberries

Supper – Thai Red Curry Chicken served over rice – I don’t remember what else I served with it

Sunday, February 10
Lunch – Leftovers because we were too busy Saturday for me to make “Ella’s taverns” in advance

Supper – “Ella’s Taverns” (aka sloppy joes) with lettuce salad and corn salad

"Ella's Taverns" (Sloppy Joes) with lettuce salad and corn salad

Monday, February 11
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, and Canned peaches

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas, and canned peaches

Tuesday, February 12
Salsa chicken burritos, lettuce salad, and homemade (not)refried beans

Salsa chicken burrito, non-refried beans, and lettuce salad

And once I was done with my first burrito? I made a second plate as a salad, sans the tortilla

Salsa chicken and beans, this time on top of the salad

Wednesday, February 13
Lasagna, lettuce salad, and canned peaches (My fruit and veggie choices have been pretty uninspired this week!)

Lasagna, lettuce salad, canned peaches

Thursday, February 14
For Valentine’s Day, I made what is normally “Chicken and Broccoli Gravy over cornbread biscuits” a little differently.

Chicken and broccoli with biscuits - special for Valentine's day

We had it with banana pudding (special request from Daniel) and… more canned peaches.

Chicken and broccoli gravy with biscuits, banana pudding, and canned peaches

Friday, February 15
We traveled up to the KC area to visit Daniel’s brother’s family – I made some cheese bread for with dinner (but my sister-in-law cooked the main meal.)

What I Spent/What We Ate (2019.02.08)

February 8th, 2019

What I Spent:

Tuesday, February 5

Sam’s Club – $25.78

Sam's Club pickup 2019.02.05

Walmart – $25.85

Walmart pickup 2019.02.05


Friday, February 2

ALDI – $26.64

ALDI 2019.02.08


That’s $78.27, which is $7.73 under this month’s budget of $86 per week. Hooray!


What We Ate:

Saturday, February 2
Breakfast – Carrot cake pancakes with orange glaze, scrambled eggs, and grapefruit

Carrot cake pancakes with orange glaze, scrambled eggs, and grapefruit

Supper – Quickpea Curry over Quinoa, and grapes

Quick-pea curry over quinoa with grapes

Sunday, February 3
Lunch – We went to Red Robin just because!

Supper – Pizza casserole (made with leftover spaghetti and pepperoni), roasted balsamic brussels sprouts, and canned pears

Pizza casserole
Brussels Sprouts

Monday, February 4
Ham, Baked Potato, and Tropical Slaw

Ham, Baked potato, and tropical slaw

Tuesday, February 5
Beef enchiladas, corn chips with guac, corn salad, and homemade (not)refried beans

Beef enchiladas, corn chips with guac, corn salad, and refried beans

Wednesday, February 6
Penne with Sicilian sauce; a tossed salad with grapefruit, avocado, and green onions; and leftover Brussels sprouts and peas

Penne with Sicilian sauce, Grapefruit tossed salad, Brussels sprouts, and peas

Thursday, February 7
Mother Wilder’s Baked Beans, cornbread, stir-fry veggies, and canned peaches

Baked beans, cornbread, stir fry veggies, and peaches

Friday, February 8
I’ve got ham-potato-corn chowder in the crockpot – we’ll have cheese sandwiches and lettuce salad on the side.

What I Spent/What We Ate (2019.02.01)

February 1st, 2019

What I Spent:

Saturday, January 29

Walmart – $2.09

Somehow, I ran out of mayonnaise. And since I needed to make some more ranch dressing, that would not do at all! I had Daniel pick some up for us.

Tuesday, January 29

Sam’s Club – $79.89

Sam's Club 2019.01.29

Wow! That’s a big one! A combination of instant savings (Honey Nut Cheerios and ranch dressing mix) and needing to pick up some big bulk items (rice and pecans) made this an extraordinarily large trip.

Walmart – $49.18

Walmart Pickup 2019.01.29


Friday, February 2

ALDI – $30.03

Aldi 2019.02.01


That’s $161.19, which is $46.19 over my budget of $115 per week.
So…
Week 1 – $143.28 ($28.28 over)
Week 2 – $144.90 ($29.90 over)
Week 3 – $126.78 ($11.78 over)
Week 4 – $161.19 ($46.19 over)

If I want to catch up next month, I’m going to have to reduce my weekly expenditures to $86 per week. It’ll be exciting to see if I can do it! :-)


What We Ate:

Saturday, January 26
We had friends over and ate crockpot orange chicken over rice with canned pineapple, frozen stir-fry vegetables, and ramen cabbage salad on the side.

Sunday, January 27
Lunch – Caesar chicken sandwiches with leftover ramen cabbage salad and green pepper slices

Supper – Soup supper at church before the member’s meeting

Monday, January 28
Black beans and rice
Black beans and rice with lettuce salad (and our homemade ranch dressing, of course!)

Tuesday, January 29
Leftovers – Great Grams’ Spaghetti, probably with another lettuce salad and some sort of fruit (I really got in a lettuce salad rut this week)

Wednesday, January 30
Pizza and sides
Homemade pizza with carrot-raisin salad and lettuce salad

Pizza in process

Thursday, January 31
Beef taco with beans and sauteed zucchini and onions
Beef tacos with homemade unfried beans and sauteed zucchini and onions

Friday, February 1
We had been hoping to join friends for a monthly semi-potluck dinner – but the little ones have gastroenteritis, so we’ll be staying home and having minestrone instead.

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