Budgeting and Meal Planning 10/10-10/17
Updated: Oct 28
This week's meal plan:
Sun: homemade mac and cheese
Mon: sheet pan supper: sliced sausage, roasted veggies, chickpeas
Tues: chicken, black bean bean and rice burrito bar
Wed: spaghetti, bread, green salad
Thurs: halibut, baked potatoes, veggies
Fri: grilled cheese
+ breakfasts: homemade applesauce, banana muffins, eggs, cereal.
+ lunches: pita/hummus, Egg/potato/bacon hash, sandwiches, Chicken Waldorf salad on apples or lettuce (or bread), mac and cheese.
+Food prep this weekend included: frosted pumpkin bars, banana muffins, applesauce. I also prepped a big pan of homemade mac and cheese for my 21 year old daughter (and her boyfriend) who are both super busy. Plus, then I get to see them when they stop by to grab it!
LAST week's meal plan: I stuck to my plan last week.
This week's grocery spending notes (Oct 10- Oct 17):
I bought 2 packs of ground beef (each package is split into 3, 1.3lb. portions, and froze that. I do buy organic beef and prefer it from local options, but I'm out of those. So that amount will make 6 meals for my family (using 1.3 lbs. for each meal). I bought 2 rotisserie chickens, which are already prepped for meals this week. Total: 152.23
I got two freebies (a big container of Oatmilk and a small Chiobana drink), both which I gave to my daughter who doesn't eat dairy. I added 2 jugs of bleach to my pantry stock, as well as 8 packages of cream cheese (on sale). Also bought some specific items for my son, who is taking Home Economics and has 3 recipes to make this week. Total: 159.30
This week's numbers:
This week Costco: 152.23
This week Fred Meyer: 159.30
This month so far:
Week 1: 61.74
Week 2: 311.53
Week 3: TBD
Week 4: TBD
Week 5: TBD
Average per week, for the month: TBD
Average per week: 190.55