This is a two week recap, since I missed last week’s entry. And I don’t really remember what we ate last week per se. I went out of town last weekend (to the Women’s March) and the nature of that trip — an overnight bus ride both ways — left me really tired and barely on top of it this week. What I’m saying is, this is really mostly just a what we spent entry, I think.
Last week I spent $21.75 at Aldi on regular groceries. I also spent $13.37 at Aldi and $15.99 at Walgreen’s for travel snacks for my trip. That will come out of my travel budget, but since I bought them at the same time as my other shopping and it’s food…I’m sharing. I didn’t end up eating/sharing everything I bought for the trip, so we had chips, trail mix and chocolate to eat after I got back on Sunday.
Other than the African Tomato Peanut Soup, I truly don’t remember what we ate last week. Oh, I made horseradish crusted tilapia and kale. That was tasty.
This week I spent $22.31 on groceries at Aldi, plus $3.97 on deodorant at Target. The garbage bags will come out of the pet budget (we use them for litter) and should hopefully last a couple of months. Neither Target nor Aldi had decent looking bananas, so I will probably pick some up at Publix later this week; I will also be stopping in to Publix to purchase some soup that is almost free with a coupon deal and some other things that I can use coupons on. They are definitely more pantry type things, but I’m close enough to the end of the month that I’m calling my pantry challenge a success! Even with what I spend in the next 7 days, I should not be too far over $100 spent on groceries this month, which is pretty darn fantastic! In fact, preliminary calculations have me spending $111.23 so far. I need to double check my receipts and make sure I’ve truly accounted for everything, but I’m pleased with that number.
Highlights of what we’ve eaten this week include Smoky Black Beans and Rice, Penne with Sausage and Peppers & much appreciated take-out on Sunday night after I got back to Jacksonville. 🙂