Project: Food Budget Week 15

Food Budget Piggybank

We shopped from the food budget little this week, with only a quick Costco run to the (food) tune of $37.57. Most of our spending went to entertainment food (Kate’s bday party on Sunday) and diapers.

I think Dan’s eating out has crept up again. So, still something to work on. Our spending on eating out went over budget by $7.84 — I guess that’s not too awful.

I really wanted to draw up a long, staple-centric shopping list for this week, but we’ve neither the budget nor the time for that. So:

Costco budget: $50. We need bread and chocolate milk for lunches, and I’m sure we’ll get a couple more odds and ends there.

I will be going through what I have to hand in my freezer, pantry, and crisper, then, and so our menu is going to look like this for the week (Thursday to Wednesday):

Black Beans and Rice
Vegetarian Chili and Mashed Potatoes
Lentil Stew
Roasted Beets
Slow-Cooker Applesauce
Roasted Cabbage
Baked Oatmeal (I mean it! This is the weekend I actually make this recipe!)

Let’s see how everyone else did.

* Emily Levenson
* Dairy-Free Cooking
* Test Kitchen Tuesday
* Acquired Tastes
* Fit Flexitarian
* Warm As Pie
* Katy Rank Lev
* My Inner Healthy
* Little Blue Hen
* xox, b
* What da Health?
* Project Food Budget 2.0
* A Nice Heart and a White Suit
* Fresh…A New Chapter
* Chandeleah
* Two Eggs Over Easy
* That’s Just Me
* Eat Whole Be Vital
* Four Happy Violets
* Naturally {Un}refined
* Pgh Dad
* yogabeautylife
* Charmingly Modern
* NaMAMAste

6 thoughts on “Project: Food Budget Week 15

  1. I am floored you can get in and out of Costco without spending triple digits. I miss Costco, oh, how I miss it!

    And roasted beets? Recipe please.

    • Oh, trust me, the total of the trip was $211, but that was for diapers, lotions, and non-food items. Plus pizzas for Kate’s party.

      Roasted beets are super easy: wash them well, cut off the greens, wrap the beets in foil, and roast in the oven for 30-60 minutes (depends on the size of the beet) on 400 degrees. You can also wash, peel, cut them into chunks, and toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper; bake them on a cookie tray about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

      So good. My 5 year old daughter loves them!

  2. I’d say you did pretty darn well this week!

    I also think that I had baked oatmeal on the menu for a solid month before making it. So…I know how that one goes.

    • I expect it won’t last that long in my house. Hoping that my children like it enough that I can send it in their lunches if we don’t polish it off at Sunday brunch. 🙂

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