What I Spent
I went to the store and I spent many dollars.
I normally would budget $300 for two weeks, but I spent $430!
I attribute this to a few things:
- prices are definitely higher
- I am not shopping around as much for good prices
- I am buying more than usual because I’m trying so hard not to go out often
- I am being more generous with what I buy because I am trying to throw my girls a bone. I can’t fix the current situation but I can buy fruit snacks and mochi ice cream.
We are spending so much less in other budget areas though (such as….gas!), I’m not worried about the grocery spending.
I imagine that at the end of the month, our overall spending is going to be lower than usual, despite the grocery bills.
What We Ate
We had breakfast for dinner: coconut milk French toast for Sonia, chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes for the rest of us.
Lisey was going to make her specialty (grilled BLTs, since it was Mother’s Day), but our day didn’t go quite as planned, and we ended up just throwing a frozen pizza in.
Lisey did a make-up BLT cooking session, and she put extra mayo in mine because more sauce is always better.
I made chicken burrito bowls, much to Lisey’s delight.
(She’s a fellow TexMex lover!)
Those do have veggies in them, but I also cut up some other fresh produce to eat on the side.
I tried a recipe from the latest Cook’s Country magazine for French bread pizzas. This one intrigued me because you spread garlic butter on the bread, toast it in the oven, and then add tomato sauce and toppings.
Verdict: pretty good, but I would shorten the baking time a bit next time because the bottoms got a little too crunchy.
The garlic butter is a very welcome addition to my usual French bread pizza method, though.
Chicken croissant sandwiches, made with this brinerated chicken and this basil/roasted red pepper mayo.
I think we might do our takeout date night tonight, so I just need to figure out something for the girls.