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.
I am really rockin’ this skip-the-grocery-shopping thing lately.
I bought quite a few groceries last week when we took Mr. FG with us, and I just have not ended up needing to make another trip to the store yet.
I also bought a dozen eggs from my local blog reader for $3.
So, my total expenses for this week are $53.
My fridge is getting to be pretty empty (delightfully so from a food waste perspective!), so I’ll have to drag myself to the store soon.
Since Mr. FG works second shift, we eat our dinner meal at noon during the week, and at night on the weekends. And our lunch meal happens at night during the week and at noon on the weekends.
We do eat breakfast in the morning, though, all week long!
Breakfast options are homemade yogurt, granola, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, fruit, and cereal.
Here’s the dinner meal plan:
- Takeout date night for Mr. FG and me, something easy for the kids
- French Toast
- Orange Julius
- local sausage
- Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
- potato cubes
- orange slices
- steamed broccoli
- Fajitas, made with local beef and chicken, plus onions and red peppers
- chips and salsa
- fruit salad
- Pizza. I think there’s been a request for the deep dish variety. This works out nicely because I hate the pictures on that post (the sun went down!) and I’ll make sure to take some better photos this time.
By the way, I have a goal update post that I want to share, so I’m going to just publish that tomorrow.