What I spent and What we Ate


 

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goal budget is $125/week or $500/month – Monthly Running total currently: $121.12

Fresh Direct : 58.76
Produce Club : 2.00
Aldi : 60.36
weekly total:  $121.12
Underbudget (barely).  I was a little surprised by this: I didn’t buy a ton of food or do a ton of stocking up. I think the culprit is FreshDirect.  FreshDirect is super convenient (hello online grocery shopping and delivery to my door!), but I definitely pay a premium for it.  

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I snapped this photo of our cart!  Pretty basic shopping trip.  I picked up some jars of tomato sauce for a quick pasta night if needed, as well as stocking up on some chicken broth (I used up all of my homemade broth).  I try not to eat a ton of bread/carbs, but I have been eyeing the organic breads that our Aldi recently started carrying, so I bought a loaf and might have toast this week for breakfast.  You might also spy in the cart a tub of frozen eclairs.  We go to a small group every Sunday and there are always snacks, and we have never brought anything, so for $5 an easy treat to share with our friends.  I also bought pack of Kerrygold butter.  Total impulse buy, but I keep seeing ads for it on Top Chef, so I wanted to try it for myself.  I’ll let you know if my butter and toast is exceptional!
Saturday 2/25
Dinner |homemade white broccoli and sausage pizza
Sunday 2/26
Dinner | chicken won ton soup and salad
Monday 2/27
Dinner | chicken teriyaki
Tuesday 2/28
Dinner | turkey meatloaves and potatoes
Wednesday 3/1
Dinner | leftover turkey meatloaves
Thursday 3/2
Dinner | takeout pizza
Friday 3/3
Dinner | planning on making salmon and rice
**I am extremely pleased that we only did 1 night of takeout.  It was unplanned, but definitely nice and needed!  My work hours were longer than I expected this week, which made coming home to cook dinner more challenging.  I had actually made the turkey meatloaves Monday night and all we had to do was reheat them. So really I wasn’t able to cook dinner any day but Monday.  I am thinking this is going to need to be a normal thing going forward.
Any suggestions for recipes that reheat well?
What did you eat this week?
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6 thoughts on “What I spent and What we Ate”

  1. Hi Katy! We didn’t eat out for dinner AT ALL this week! Patting myself on the back for that one 🙂 Our menu is up on the blog, so I won’t repeat it here 🙂 I did eat lunch out a few times, but I used my $40 week in spending cash for those expenses. Sometimes, I just need to get out of the office for a bit to break my day up. What is your recipe for the chicken won ton soup? It sounds like something I need to try!

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  2. I love wonton soup but it takes me forever to fill the wontons, I have pinned the recipe you use and am looking forward to trying it.

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    1. Yes! WonTOn filling is time-consuming. But pretty mindless, so I I kind of enjoy it. I can bang out 50 wontons in about 20 minutes. And since the rest of this recipe is super easy, it balances out.

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  3. Nice job! I’ve found that chili reheats really well (and actually tastes better the next day or a few days later). I love using my slow cooker to save time and reduce stress at dinner time.
    UGH, I have to lower our grocery bill – it’s over $200 a week right now. 😦 But that includes all non-food items as well. But STILL!

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