I kept meaning to post this but we have been so busy.
I want to only spend $400 this month on groceries. For me groceries includes all non food/household items like toiletries, tp, trash bags, etc. As I have posted before, I have a lot of meat in my fridge, and I am trying to eat out of the pantry and freezer as much as possible this month.
Anyway, as I said, my goal is $400. Our budget is $600, I want to put back the other $200 into savings/bs2.
Meijer: $74 and change-This included some diapers, some school supplies, and then some basics like milk, flour, etc as well as some drinks.
Fresh Thyme: $13-produce
Apple Orchard:$20-apples (duh, right? lol)
Meijer: $135-included LOTS of tide, I should be stocked up till the end of the year. Also, a total and complete junkfood run, which we could have done with out.
Kroger:$14-a few lunch box items, some cereal, and a couple of bags of frozen veggies
Apple Orchard: $15-different orchard, apples and peaches.
So, totals for week 1 and 2-$274. Not doing so good.
However, next week, I have one more small trip to the orchard planned, and then I just need some cheese, milk, and only a couple of odds and ends to round out the menu.
Speaking of menu...for this week:
Breakfasts-cereal X2, Biscuits and gravy, Apple Cinnamon muffinsX2, Bacon and Eggs, and pancakes
Lunches-out with mom one day (used my allowance) SandwichesX2, Grilled Cheese, Leftovers, Quesadillas, bunch of stuff on a plate.
Dinners-taco casserole, baked chicken, cashew turkey stir fry, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, calamari steak parmesan with conch stew. Yesterday we were going to have Tbones, but with everyone sick, so way was that happening. Even today, I still feel like crap, but taco casserole is really easy.
I am currently working on the menu for the last two weeks of the month, and I will post that once I get it finished. I am hoping that I can finish it out without having to buy hardly anything else.