Thursday, March 1, 2012

Well. . .that's embarrassing!

I have to confess, I went over budget this month. I'm embarrassed! Well, I guess it's not too bad I'm only $2.30 over budget. I really thought that I would be under this month. I think I need to work on my math skills!
So, my total was $127.30. But, last month I only spent $122.49. So, my new year-to date total is: $249.79. I'm feeling pretty good about this!
So, I've had a few requests for a menu of what we have been eating. I was going to keep a log for all the things that we ate the entire month but in the beginning of Feb. I was really sick so I wasn't cooking and people brought us meals for a few days. But, for the last few weeks I have been keeping a log. Keep in mind we eat a lot of the same things for breakfast and lunch. So, here is a sample of what we have been eating:
Day1: Breakfast: Eggs, Lunch: Cous Cous, Dinner: Spaghetti
Day 2: Breakfast: Oatmeal, Lunch: Hamburger Sliders (homemade), Dinner: Potatoes with Chili and veggies
Day 3: Breakfast: Pancakes, Lunch: Sandwiches, Dinner: Cheddar and broccoli soup
Day 4: Breakfast: Cereal, Lunch: Homemade mac and cheese, Dinner: made by a friend
Day 5: Breakfast: Cereal, Lunch: Wendy's (reward for girl's chores), Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Salad
Day 6: Breakfast: Eggs, Lunch: Leftover pizza, Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken, Cous Cous, and veggies

These days were from two weeks (they were mostly in a row). I really like keeping a log of what we have eaten. It is giving me ideas for what to cook in the future. I hope this helps anyone who is looking to save money on groceries and still eat!