Last week's meal plan is in the books. Here is what actually happened....
SUNDAY--Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
MONDAY--Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs
TUESDAY--Teriyaki Salmon w/ Veggie Fried Rice
THURSDAY--Kielbasa, Potato Salad, Cabbage
SATURDAY--Take-Out Pizza *at behest of Hubs and #2 son
No Breakfast for Dinner night, Chinese take-out instead. No Squash casserole night because I never got to the Product market last week for said squash, so we had leftovers instead. And I was out voted on Saturday and a pizza was ordered(using a gift card).
Last week was all about many little food shopping trips revolving around....say it with me!....GRAVY!
8 transactions at Weis Markets(aka Evil Empire)and 1 trip to the RSS(aka Restaurant Supply Store)for blue cheese dressing(aka PRECIOUS).
Total for all the food shopping last week came to $91.07.
That sure sounds like A LOT of $$ to me, but look at what I got for that amount.....
93 cans of gravy
21 cans of soup
1 bag stuffing
4 bags of croutons
6 bags of frozen potato/onion rings
2 bags of salad
2 cans of pineapple
4 bags of cheese
8 containers of sour cream
2 cans of cranberry sauce
5 3-packs of yeast
11 single packs of yeast
2 boxes of broth
1 applesauce cups
2 boxes of pie crust
2 bags of green beans
1 gallon of dressing
1 14-cut cheesecake
The only thing missing is a Partridge in a Pear Tree.....
If I saw it all sitting out together I'd think I did good. I need my visuals people!lol
My savings percentage was 72.40% last week, as the reg. retail was $329.84 on the groceries I brought home.
My running total spent for the month is now at $213.52, which leaves me $36.48 to stay within my $250 monthly food budget. Ok, I "really" have $39.48 since I have $3 in rebates this month to throw into the food kitty....which is how I handle rebate $. 8-)
This week's menu.....
This week's menu.....
SUNDAY--Pot Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions w/Gravy
MONDAY--Tilapia, Squash Casserole, Sweet Potato Fries
TUESDAY--Chicken Parmesan, Pasta, Salad
THURSDAY--Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
FRIDAY--Chili or Leftovers
Items needed for this menu.....Yellow Squash, Bell Seasoning, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes, Celery and Milk. I have $20 in store Rewards I have to spend by Saturday or lose them, so I'll get as much of this as I can at the ShurSave store.
This is the last food shopping Week in the month. Between the free $20 rewards and the $39 I have left, I think I'll be able to stay under budget for November...yay!
Unless of course, I start jonesing for some more Gravy! lol
So have you run out of food budget yet this month?
Or do you have lots of cash left?