$400 Budget Update – 6/23

Life resumed a routine for our family this week.  It is nice to have some regulated chaos in our world again.  As a result, I spent a lot less time at the store.  It is a good thing–the budget for June is almost gone and we have a week left!

If you are new to my weekly budgeting posts, you can catch the original story here.  This week I shopped at Walmart, Costco, and one local chain.  I do not have  the Costco receipt here in my little stack, so that will come with next week’s total once I track it down.  I do have the picture included here.  As always, you can see our weekly menu down below.



  • Gluten free bread (18 oz.), Tissues (100 ct.), Mushrooms (8 oz.), Ground beef (1 lb.), $12.62
  • Total: $12.62

Local Chain:

  • Candy bars (6 oz.), Pasta (2 lb.), Instant milk (9.6 oz.), Tomato soup (10.5 oz.), Baked beans (112 oz.), Tomato sauce (48 oz.), Toilet paper (60 ct.), $30.76 after coupons and tax
  • Chicken breasts (2.5 lb.), Shredded cheese (2 lb.), Margarine (15 oz.), Eggs (1 doz.), Milk (1 gal.), $15.05 after coupons
  • Mushrooms (1 lb.), Tomatoes (0.77 lb.), Lettuce (2), Grapes (2.46 lb.), Cantaloupe (1), Potatoes (5 lb.), Carrots (2 lb.), Tater tots (2 lb.), Corn (2 lb.), Peas (2 lb.), $18.97 after coupon
  • Total: $64.78

Grand Total: $77.40

Total for June: $360.84

We have $39.16 left for the month.  It is almost certain we will go over budget this month, especially since the missing Costco receipt is for nearly that amount.  Which is fine, especially considering that the budget will be $450 a month beginning in July.  I do not like spending more on groceries, but I recognize it is a natural result of our growing children and changing lifestyle.  After all, we have to eat!


Homemade Granola, oatmeal, toast, pancakes, fruit


Eggs & crackers, sandwiches, burritos, Homemade Mac & Cheese, fruits & veggies


Homemade Mushroom & Cheese Pizza, salad

Chicken & rice, mixed veggies, melon

Tacos, grapes

Egg & veggie bake, tater tots, Homemade Bread

Hot dogs on Homemade Buns, Oven Fries, corn

Grilled chicken, Homemade Bread, veggies, lettuce salad

Spaghetti, lettuce salad

What are you eating at your house this week?  Let me know in an email or comment below!