What I Spent
I did finally drag myself out to the grocery store. FINALLY.
And yikes, I spent a lot of money: $254, to be specific.
This is what happens when you put off actual grocery shopping for several weeks in a row; you need to buy all of the things!
But when you average it all out for the month, it’s fine; I averaged $145/week, which is slightly under budget.
This spending includes the $14 I spent on my 48 pounds of apples.
October Grocery Spending
Week 1: $224
Week 2: $152
Week 3: $27
Week 4: $69
Week 5: $254
What We Ate
Well, I made a lot of applesauce this week! But I did cook other things as well.
Mr. FG and I had a takeout date night; I made chicken tikka masala for the girls.
I made homemade pizza for the first time in my new oven, and I think I need to tweak a few things (a slightly higher temperature, and I need to put the rack lower in the oven.)
We ended up getting subs because our original plans for the evening (pumpkin carving with a cousin) got postponed last minute, and I had not started anything for dinner!
We had spaghetti and garlic bread, plus applesauce.
I tried a New York Times recipe for gnocchi and chicken soup, which I had high hopes for. Sadly, it was just ok.
I do really like gnocchi, but I think I don’t like it in soup; it gets sort of a gooey texture that reminds me of play-doh.
So, I will stick with gnocchi in other ways.
I spent the day doing a bunch of painting in preparation for my dad helping us frame our original dining room windows.
So, easy night: I made gingerbread pancakes and bacon.
I think Mr. FG and I might do our date night tonight, since tomorrow night is Halloween.