It was a wonky week.
What I Spent
I needed to pick up some things for Sonia’s birthday celebration at the end of last week, and while I knew these things would be cheaper elsewhere, I was having an overwhelmed-feeling kind of day and I opted just to stop at the more-expensive grocery store that was on the way home from our martial arts class.
I bought ice cream, sugary drinks, salty snacks, and two gallons of milk there and spent $22.
Then there’s this week. It’s been kind of an odd one, where out-of-the-ordinary things have popped up every day, and so I haven’t properly gone grocery shopping.
I did have a menu planned, but it was a menu that didn’t account for my odd schedule or for the unseasonably warm weather.
(Who wants to eat soup when it’s 79 degrees out??)
So, I ended up flying by the seat of my pants all week.
This reminded me that I hate flying by the seat of my pants.
I am not a person who thinks well under pressure, so I have a dreadful time coming up with workable dinner ideas at the last moment. I usually manage, but it puts an unreasonably large amount of stress on me.
Random grocery shopping….a small trip to Costco, ($25), a small trip to Aldi ($28) and a small trip to a local store ($12).
So, I only spent $87, which is a bit of an upside.
Week one: $220
Week two: $87
What We Ate
This is the day I stopped at Costco, where I picked up some chicken sausage, buns, and popped chips.
I grilled the sausages, served them on buns with BBQ sauce, and cut up some fruits and veggies to serve alongside.
We ended up going to the park after school, which left right about zero time for dinner prep. Luckily, earlier that day I’d written about about 10 Foods to DIY, and that reminded me that pizza subs are a super easy dinner.
So, that’s what we ate.
I made a Caesar salad to go with our subs.
I made a shrimp and red pepper stir fry, which I served on top of rice. And that was that.
I grilled kebabs (peppers, onions, mushrooms, kielbasa, chicken), and spread garlic butter on toasted whole wheat sandwich bread.
Since I’ve had a nutso week, and also since I spent very little on groceries, I am totally ordering pizza tonight instead of making it.
Here’s to a less crazy upcoming week (I hope!)
How were the eats at your house this week? Did you have a plan? Did you actually use your plan?
P.S. My post, 10 Tasty Foods You Should Definitely DIY is up over at DealsPlus today.