You guys, we made it! We did this food budgeting and meal planning thing for 12 whole weeks! This is our last week of this project, with a final wrap-up post to follow next Tuesday.
This was one of my best weeks yet, with $120.84 spent at ALDI. (My weekly budget is $150.) There was an additional $39.61 spent on laundry detergent, paper towels, deodorant, a new pair of headphones for The Boy, and a new phone charger for me. (Believe me, the last two items were just as necessary as the deodorant. For real.)
It’s a typical week insofar as dinners go, with the exception of today when everyone in this house has an appointment of some kind, which will impact dinner. I’m at the podiatrist in the morning, The Husband has a meeting out in Greentree, and both kids go to the dentist in the afternoon.
Sunday – CrockPot Macaroni and Cheese, from Make It Fast, Cook It Slow, by Stephanie O’Dea. Not our favorite recipe of hers because the texture of this is different than we prefer for mac and cheese, but it works when you need a quick crockpot dish. (This cooks in under 3 hours.)
Monday – Pasta with Cheesy Sauce (for The Husband and kids); I had homemade guacamole and chips.
Tuesday – Mega doctor appointment day. Dinner is going to be Something From the Crockpot. Probably soup and maybe cornbread.
Wednesday – Taco Night or Burritos
Thursday – Chicken strips (veg for us), mashed potatoes, peas
Friday – Make Your Own Pizza Night
Let’s check out how the other Project Food Budgeters are doing as we come down the home stretch.
- Emily Levenson
- McGinnis and Bean
- Red Pen Mama
- Seeking White Space
- Gardening in High Heels
- Copy & Post
- Shea Lennon
- Warm as Pie
- Two Eggs Over Easy