This week I had $30 left in my budget, so we are pulling our meals based on what we already have. Plus, I hate to waste food. I work Tuesday – Friday this week, which is when I’ll pull out the left overs.
Grill night! Brauts and Hamburgers! We had friends over last night, so we made 8 brats and 8 burgers to feed us all and have a little left over for the week. Our friends brought over the sides. I had all the meat from the freezer. So we just bought buns, and peppers. This meal cost us $2.93 this week. If I had to buy all the meat, it would have cost me $17.95 or $2.24/serving. That includes organic / grass fed beef.
We have a gazillion eggs from our hens, so I’m making a quiche using this recipe. I also plan on roasting some potatoes to go with this. Since I have everything but mushrooms to make it, it only cost me $1.49. Any left overs will be sliced and frozen for a quick breakfast.
I’m also going to throw some chicken thighs in a crock pot with a simmering sauce. I will also throw some quinoa and kale (from the farm) in the rice cooker. This meal will be kept for a meal later this week. This cost me $13.35.
Since I’m off from work, I’m roasting a whole organic chicken and potatoes. I’ll sauté brussle sprouts and okra I found in the freezer. This will give me left overs for lunches and another meal for the week. I only bought the chicken and sprouts this week, which comes to a total of $11.56.
Saturday night left overs. $0
Sunday’s crock-pot meal. $0
Monday’s left overs. $0
Yay! The new month! New budget! But I’m also hankering down on my diet, so I’ll probably order pizza for my family and I’ll see what we have left over from the week.
In addition to the planned meals, I bought Spinach (for green smoothies), snack crackers, bread and jelly for Eoin, and corn for the pantry. My total was $30.08.