On Saturdays, I share my menu plan for the upcoming week along with a photo of my groceries and a tally of my spending. My goal is to spend $100/week for our food, toiletries, and cleaning products. I’m currently in the midst of trying to buy more local, sustainably-produced food while sticking to my budget. Can it be done? I don’t know, but I’m going to try, and I’ll share what I learn as I go along.
This week, I spent $46.36 at Aldi, $22.02 at Weis, $10 at the produce stand, and $20 for a half bushel of local peaches (from a different farm).
I also spent $71.30 at Costco (for laundry detergent, crackers, pecans, honey, pistachios, and syrup).
That means my total grocery outlay for the week is $169.68. Fortunately, I have an extra $60 in my grocery budget right now due to some underspending in the last month and that means that I’m only over budget by $9.68. Sweet. As long as I manage to spend around $90 next week, I’ll end the month exactly on target, despite this crazy week.
The food pictured here includes only my Weis and Aldi purchases…the local produce and my Costco purchases went unphotographed.
Somehow, these items didn’t make it into the other photo, so they get to star in their own picture.
I had another odd week last week, where I switched meals around (which was good! I used up some things from the freezer.), so some of these poor meals are the same ones that have been on the last two menu plans.
- Pizza. I haven’t decided for sure what kind yet!
- Chicken/ Basil Panini
- local corn and green beans
- Broiled Tilapia
- Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
- Spinach Salad
- Cilantro Chicken Pasta Salad
- homemade English Muffins
- green beans
- Seafood Subs
- green salad
- Takeout for Mr. FG and me, and something easy for the kids (leftovers, breakfast for dinner, sandwiches, etc.)
Today’s 365 post: So, usually she looks small.