Sunday, April 12, 2009
Fun With Food
Another successful shopping trip under my belt.
This weeks total: $58.15
Monday: Chicken, rice, and cabbage soup
Tuesday: Meatballs with cream sauce and potatoes (we didn't end up making this last week)
Thursday: Chicken, broccoli, and steamed rice and salad
Friday: Homemade chicken BBQ pizza with artichoke hearts and onions
Saturday: Eat dinner out
Sunday: Chicken enchiladas
I was pretty please with the total I spent considering at least half of the items were fresh fruits or vegetables. Strawberries, bananas, grapes, artichoke, broccoli, carrots, celery, tomatoes and lettuce. I even got a few organic items - bread, milk, yogurt, chicken stock, eggs. As well as stocked up the baking goods - sugar. And a few "extras" for Hayden whole wheat goldfish and string cheese.
This total also included food for the kids this week. We're still eating from the bulk baby food jars, so no expense there. Canned fruit in water for Hayden. Formula is still lasting from the last Costco run. I skipped the chicken nuggets for Hayden - I'm trying to "wean" him off these. Real food this week. Hopefully the poor kid doesn't try to hold out for "Nug Nugs" cause we don't have any.
I was pretty pleased with myself last week, we only ate out twice and both were cheap and planned. Wendy's on Thursday when I met up with friends at the mall for a playdate. Saturday the whole family enjoyed the IKEA restaurant. Eating out on Saturday is a nice break that I think I'm going to put into our routine. A woman can only cook so much!