I’m just gonna be honest right from the start this week. I didn’t do a great job keeping track of the meals we ate as I should have so I’ll be depending on my memory to give today’s report: not a great plan on a day when I’ve got a head cold. Dang head colds. I had gone so long without one and I guess I was getting cocky. You’ll also see a lot of repeat stuff for the simple reason that we had lots of left overs- even from the previous week, and I wasn’t feeling adventurous in the cooking realm. This month is about keeping to the budget. Period. If I can do that (looking very IFFY), I’ll be happy and then I’ll start to branch out.
If you are just joining me, you can follow along from the beginning by checking out these other posts: Guess My Grocery Budget Game and Guess My Grocery Budget Game – Week 1
Regarding recipes: I would love to share them. Most are not mine – they were found on the internet, and the ones that are not from the internet are family recipes that have existed longer than I’ve been alive. I will be compiling some of the best and sharing at the end of this series. If there are any the strike you – let me know! Anyway, here is this week’s report:
Tuesday: Left over Pasta Fagioli
Wednesday: Slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches and green beans. This was definitely a tasty meal. I made homemade buns to put it on and we added jalapenos and barbecue sauce.
Thursday: Southern fried chicken with broccoli and corn bread (this was my adventurous night and it could have been better).
Friday: Left over chicken
Saturday: Left over pulled pork
Sunday: Beef and Bean Burritos with homemade guacamole
Monday: Spaghetti with meat sauce and ciabatta bread
As with last week, there was a steady stream of apples, bananas, oatmeal, eggs for breakfast sometimes, peanut butter sandwiches throughout our days.
I’ll be back next Tuesday with another report. Are you getting any numbers in your head as to my grocery budget yet? I’ve had one guess already from one person in one of my previous posts. She guessed $400. What do you think?