I did not spend much time at the store this week, and it shows in the budget. I mostly purchased staples–fruits, veggies, and other perishables. It feels good to walk out of the store with inexpensively-priced produce again. Hooray for spring!
If you are new to my weekly budgeting posts, you can view the original story here. I shopped at one local chain and the Dollar Tree this week. At the end of today’s post, I have written out our weekly menu plan.
- Corn (30 oz.), Apples (3 lb.), Carrots (4 lb.), Cucumbers (4), Romaine lettuce (2), Onions (5 lb.), Strawberries (3 lb.), $22.43 after coupons and Checkout 51 rebate
- Rice cakes (6.52 oz.), Tomato soup (10.75 oz.), Juice boxes (60 oz.), Ketchup (76 oz.), Salsa (31 oz.), Sunflower nuts (1.32 lb.), $10.00 after coupons
- Yogurt (32 oz.), Eggs (2 doz.), Skim milk (2 gal.), Almond milk (1 gal.), $18.06 after coupon
- Total: $50.49
- Tortillas (3 lb.), Black beans (2 lb.), Hairbrush (1), $6.08 after tax
- Total: $6.08
Grand Total: $56.57
April Budget Remaining: $224.32
Since I overspent our March budget, we started out this month with less money than I wanted. Last week, I spent over $100. We were only a week into April and had already used a third of our allotment.
I was hopeful things would slowly shake out okay over time, and I feel much more comfortable now. We have half the month left to go, and more than half the budget. Thankfully… Hopefully things stay that way.
Pancakes, eggs, Homemade Cinnamon Bread, yogurt, toast
Sandwiches, noodles w/beans, Italian dunkers, burritos, quesadillas, fruits & veggies
Fish, rice, lettuce salad, green beans
Homemade Mac & Cheese, strawberries, cucumbers
Chicken sandwiches on Homemade Bread, peas, lettuce salad
Hamburgers on Homemade Buns, French fries, lettuce salad
Spaghetti, lettuce salad
Tuna sandwiches, green beans, apples
What are your favorite weeknight dinners? Send me an email or comment below!