Budgeting and Meal Planning 9/21
This week's meal plan:
Sunday: grilled cheese sandwiches and apples
Monday: rice, roasted veggies and sliced chicken sausage
Tuesday: slow-cooker pork roast, mashed potatoes, salad
Wednesday: beef burrito bar Thursday: halibut, baked potatoes, cooked broccoli
Friday: eating out (Tyler's birthday)
+ Breakfasts = breakfast cookies, cream of wheat, cereal, fruit, toast.
+ Lunches = leftovers, sandwiches, mac and cheese, soup, veggies/fruit.
LAST week's meal plan:
I stuck to the plan and made every meal. When I do stick to my meal plans, my week is easier overall, and I definitely spend less.
This week's grocery spending notes (Sept 20-27):
Again, very little meat was needed due to my stocked freezer, so that kept my overall cost lower. I did buy the pork roast this week. I mostly needed a lot of produce, but I took advantage of Fred Meyer's Mega event, buying KIND bars (1.99/box if you buy 5), Mom's Best Organic cereal (1.49/box if you buy 5).
This week's numbers:
This week Costco: 140.22
This week Fred Meyer: 103.57
Eggs from local church member: 4.00
Milk from local farm: 4.50
This week total: 252.29
This month so far:
Week 1 (Sept 5-11) 346.56
Week 2: (Sept 12-19) 41.49
Week 3: (Sept 20-27): 252.29
Week 4: (Sept 28-Oct 2): TBD
Total for Sept (so far): 640.34
On another note, the kids are learning how to budget. The older kids are using YNAB (app) and Mikey is using the envelope system: