Project Food Budget: Week 8

Project Food Budget 2015

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.

This Week

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.

Menu Planning

Cucumber, Tomato, Black Bean and Feta SaladSunday 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.

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4 thoughts on “Project Food Budget: Week 8

  1. Emily

    Well done this week!

    Also, YOU GO GIRL for bring your lunch every day. I’m impressed at your fortitude with this goal. xo

    1. Melissa Post author

      Nobody is more stunned than me, Emily. I’m kicking myself at all the money I’ve wasted, but c’est la vie … onward and upward!

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