Last week, I went shopping because my mom and step dad would be visiting. I took food out of the freezer, made sure the garden was kinda producing something that we could eat, and planned out meals including sides (whoa I’m fancy, huh).
And they went out to eat every. single. night.
So I’m not shopping this week. I’m still working off of last week’s leftovers because I can’t re-freeze something that’s already been thawed. Fun fact: my uncle calls it “de-thawing.” I love Pittsburgh.
Last week, I spent $37.88 / $50 for Project: Food Budget.
It really did help to have some meats stockpiled in the freezer because the sales at Giant Eagle were pretty meh.
It wouldn’t have even been that much if I hadn’t had to restock my chia seeds. I know, I should really go to Trader Joe’s for chia seeds, but I didn’t have time to write a post last week let alone drive all over for little bitty seeds. I’m okay paying a little more for convenience.
I also splurged on some Isaly’s chipped ham for my mom to take back with her.
The biggest win from the week was planning out a menu and shopping based on said menu. The biggest fail from the week was not eating everything. Which is weird to say. I planned food for 3 people and ended up only feeding myself, so there was a lot of extra.
What do you do when you run into a surplus of food?
These other budgeting babes have way more meat and potatoes to their posts, so go read theirs. Like..now. Emily Levenson / McGinnis and Bean / Red Pen Mama / Seeking White Space / Gardening in High Heels / Melissa Firman / Copy & Post / Shea Lennon / Warm as Pie / Two Eggs Over Easy
How are you doing with your budget?
Also, every time I say groceries, I think of Eat. Pray. Love. and Richard from Texas calling Elizabeth Gilbert “Groceries.” Does anyone remember why? Help me out here.