Week 7 Recap
Last week was another successful Project Food Budget week. I brought my lunch to work every day except Tuesday. A new coworker joined our department so another manager and I treated her to lunch at Union Grill in Oakland. It was my first time eating there; my fish sandwich (sans bun) and waffle fries were both very good, as was the service.
Menu planning sort of fell by the wayside this past week. The Husband had a doctor’s appointment and I had a work event – along with one evening when I was delayed getting home because of a late afternoon meeting – so the best laid plans didn’t quite happen.
I made it to the Oakland Farmers Market on Friday afternoon and bought tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and plums. Total farmers market spending was $14.
For now, we’re under the food budget again ($150) with $124.85 spent at Aldi. There will be the usual supplemental trip to Giant Eagle for a few additional items and probably a visit to the farmers market again on Friday.
Sunday 7/19: Grilled cheese and a salad of cucumbers, two kinds of tomatoes (yellow campari and regular red tomatoes), black beans leftover from Thursday’s dinner, and feta cheese. I was the only one who ate this (as I’d suspected) so that means enough for my lunch tomorrow. Yay, me!
Monday 7/20: Kids had chicken strips, I had a gluten-free Gardein chicken cutlet, and we each had corn on the cob.
Tuesday, 7/21: Probably pasta.
Wed 7/22: not sure … maybe stuffed peppers in the crockpot?
Thurs. 7/23: not sure …
Fri 7/24: Homemade pizza night
Let’s check in to see how everyone else’s week has been going.
- Emily Levenson
- 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