Project Food Budget: Week 10



Nothing huge to note this week, however, Mother of 2Chili did report that she quite enjoyed the Veggie Yakisobaleftovers while she was housesitting for our recent vacation. “Grams,” as our dog and cat call her, never knows what she may find in the fridge when she’s here for a visit. Luckily, this time, she found something quite tasty.

I am still not caught back up on my life from being gone for a few days, so, this week I took the easy way out and just ordered from Amazon Fresh. When you are behind in everything and working around the clock, a little extra cost for home delivery is worth it. I have been glued to my desk chair for what seems like three solid days, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life should be back on track on time for the weekend!

Here’s this week’s damage:

Goal: $75
Actual: $68.20

Amazon FreshQty.Extended Price ($)
Organic Valley Milk, Fat Free, Pasteurized, Gallon1$6.19
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice with Calcium and Vitamin D, No Pulp, 128 oz1$6.79
Chiquita Bananas, 5 Count Bunch, Green (Ecuador)1$2.09
Chiquita Bananas, 3 Count Bunch, Ripe (Ecuador)1$1.29
Bob’s Red Mill, Wheat Germ, 16 oz1$2.89
Bob’s Red Mill, Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, 32 oz1$4.99
C&H Pure Cane Sugar Golden Brown, 2 lb1$3.09
Heinz Vinegar, Apple Cider, 16 oz1$1.59
Fiesta Lentils, 16 oz1$1.29
Yellow Onion, Organic, 1 Onion (United States)@0.99ea 1$0.99
  $31.20

CSA Box – $37

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Menu for the Week:

  • Monday: Egg Scramble with Kale, barley, carrots, and mushrooms (no 2Chili for dinner as he was still driving home…poor guy).
  • Tuesday: OMG Onion Rings and Tuna  Melt for 2Chili (I had onion rings and then cereal. Really. I was so flabbergasted from the onion rings I couldn’t think of what else to make. Tip: Do not eat onion rings and chase with cereal. Blech.)
  • Wednesday: Refried Bean Burritos
  • Thursday: Some Sort of Pasta with Red Sauce and Snow Peas
  • Friday: Lentil Loaf and Mashed Potatoes
  • Saturday: Butternut Squash Orzo
  • Sunday: Veggie Chili

Budget Buddies, Represent!

  • Emily Levenson
  • Maria Marz
  • Veggie Converter
  • Dairy-Free Cooking
  • Motor City Girl In the Steel City
  • Veggie Burgher
  • The Happy Cactus
  • The Vegetarian Salmon
  • Newly Vegan
  • Always Sick and Tired
  • Veggie on the Cheap
  • MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day
  • A Guy, A Girl, And a Dinner Plate
  • The Amateur Low Carb Flexitarian
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