Tuesday, October 11, 2011

600.00 Grocery Challenge Check In

A day late this week but better than never. We have a house full of sick children which always makes life interesting! The show must go on though right?

This week, I took my whole family with me to do the shopping on Sunday. It was the only way it was going to happen with the boys not feeling well. I will not be doing that again. I like to think, ponder, putter my way through the ethnic market I frequent. It is where I start to make the plans for the next weeks worth of meals. Three children and my lovely husband do not ponder the price of cabbage! Needless to say things made it into the basket that I was just to tired to fight.

Here are the totals for the week:

Farm Box - 33.00

Ethnic Market - 91.00

Trader Joes - 56.83

Weekly total of: 180.83

For a monthly total of: 213.83

Remaining Budget of: 365.17

One thing that has helped a lot has been a loose meal plan. It looks like this:

Monday - Rice of some sort, usually rice and steamed veggies from the farm box
Tuesday - Soup, this is a busy day for us so I need something I can prep in the morning or the
night before
Wednesday - beans or legumes
Thursday - grains
Friday - PIZZA
Saturday - pasta
Sunday - big sit down family dinner, usually meat centered!

Next week, I will post about my food co-op and I promise to keep track of meals and give you lots of yummy photos!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

$400 Grocery Challenge

I am coveting beauties shelves!

ok, so maybe you have seen the challenge posted over at beauty that moves. She is attempting to feed her family of three on 400.00 for the month of October. Since we are a family of five these days, I decided to up the amount to 600.00 per month.

My total for the month so far is 33.00 for my weekly csa box. This should be very interesting!

Rainy Day

As the rain falls,

comfy warm socks,

needles in hand,

soup in the pot.