I was thinking about why it is that I’ve stuck with this project (because, let’s face it, I do tend to have a habit of signing up for blogging things like this and, despite all best intentions, life tends to get in the way).
I think it’s because I’ve seen some success, which definitely helps. The accountability factor is also significant; knowing that I’ll be reporting on my progress or lack thereof is a definite motivator.
Regardless, this was another successful week. I brought my lunch to work four out of the five days. I think my grocery receipt got thrown out, so I can’t provide a breakdown of actual food versus other grocery items like the toilet paper and trash bags I purchased. But I do remember that my total was $134.00, which is $16.00 under my goal of $150. And that definitely includes some non-edible items like toilet paper, trash bags, and paper towels.
Oh, this was an ALDI shopping trip. I’ll probably stop at the farmers market this week, too.
Sunday 7/12: Vegetarian Chicken Cutlets (we like Gardein’s gluten-free version); Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms; Tortellini Pasta Salad for The Husband and kids (it wasn’t gluten-free); Plums
Monday 7/13: Spaghetti (gluten free) with Vegetarian Meatballs
Tuesday 7/14: Chicken Enchiladas … or something using corn tortillas, possibly in the crockpot.
Weds 7/15: Breakfast for dinner
Thursday 7/16: I have a work event, so The Husband and kids will likely have ravioli.
Friday 7/17: Pizza Night
Saturday 7/18: I need to be at a work event in the morning, so I’ll probably postpone grocery shopping until Sunday. Not sure what dinner will be; maybe a crockpot something-or-other, leftovers, or pasta with sauce.
Let’s see what’s cooking with the other Project Food Budget participants!
- Emily Levenson (who created these adorable free menu planner templates to download!)
- McGinnis and Bean
- Red Pen Mama
- Erra Creations
- Seeking White Space
- Gardening in High Heels
- Melissa Firman
- Copy & Post
- Shea Lennon
- Warm as Pie
- Two Eggs Over Easy