Project: Food Budget–Week 11
It’s funny, you’d think in December we’d have a hard time sticking to a food budget, but honestly, it has not been a problem. I haven’t done any baking or crazy high-volume cooking, so it really is just another month around here.
Since we are still splitting time between two homes (we took Seattle house off the market to re-fi a while back), budgeting can be a challenge, but it is still very do-able with some pre-planning.
This week, some Bend realtors were having a food drive outside of Trader Joe’s, so I bought a few extra cans of beans and tuna to add to their drive, but I’m not counting that out of our food budget.
Where it went – that is a lot of food for $75, don’tcha think?
Lots of fruits and veggies – Organic Fuji Apples (my fave!) were on sale for $.69 each, so I stocked up. Also, lots of beans, and the tastiest, juiciest pineapple you can imagine.
I have to say, too, the Trader Joe’s Lavash bread makes a very good thin pizza crust. Pretty tasty indeed, and the ingredients are agreeable.
Menu for the Week:
- Flatbread Pizzas
- Lentil and Black Bean Stew
- Teriyaki Chickpeas
- Tasty Kale Salad (okay, that is just for me – 2Chili wouldn’t touch it with a 10’ candy cane)
- Pasta and Broccoli