- Low Budge Veg
- Dairy-Free Cooking
- Beauty, Fitness, and Health…Oh My!
- Motor City Girl In the Steel City
- Veggie Burgher
- Baked Beans and Broccoli…Vegetarian Budgeting
- Sweet Rehab
- The Happy Cactus
- The Vegetarian Salmon
- Test Kitchen Tuesday
- Newly Vegan
- Always Sick and Tired
- Veggie on the Cheap
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Project: Food Budget, Week 5
I am participating in Project: Food Budget. I will be continuing my series on leftovers casserole, or whatever Frankenstein Leftovers Creation I make out of my pantry and my fridge leftovers every Thursday.
I started once-a-month cooking, based on some of the recipes found at Onceamonthmom.com. So, instead of sticking to a weekly budget this go-around, I'm doing a monthly budget. I'm reducing our monthly budget from $400 to $300 in an attempt to really challenge us.
This week, we spent $38 on our CSA fruit and veggie box; $77 at Kroger and $60 at Sam's. We really had to restock a lot because of the staples we used up to do the OAMC meals. So, we blew our budget pretty soundly.
Budget: $300 ($75 for the week)
Actual: $175 this week, $153 last week = $328 total
So, we're over both the weekly and the monthly and we're only two weeks into the budget. But, those staples should last us a good long time and maybe I can still keep us under our old budget of $400 for the month.