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.
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!
Dinner |homemade white broccoli and sausage pizza
Dinner | chicken won ton soup and salad
Dinner | chicken teriyaki
Dinner | turkey meatloaves and potatoes
Dinner | leftover turkey meatloaves
Dinner | takeout pizza
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?