I love a new month! It’s a clean slate for the budget. As you may know we typically budget $300 for groceries. And lately have spent $320-350. I’m assuming that’s due to Beckham’s (15 mo) increase in “adult-like food”.” Ryan is FINALLY done with basketball, so I have a husband once again! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me…I have help in the evenings now, which is just beautiful! This also means less running through a drive-thru and more home cooked meals. Here’s the menu this week:
Sunday – Pot Roast w/ carrots/onions, mashed potatoes. I took a packet of onion soup mix (mixed with 2 cups warm water), poured it in the crock pot with the roast, salt and peppered it, and cooked it on low for 6 hours. I added the chopped carrots and onions the last 1.5 hours. Easy. Delicious.
Monday – Crusted Catfish, potato fries, green beans. I’m using this breading for the catfish.
Tuesday – BBQ Sandwich (using leftover roast), chips
Wednesday – Stuffed Peppers – I’ll post the recipe soon
Thursday – Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta – just adding shrimp to the original recipe
Friday – New York Strip, corn (grilling outside). Will also grill some marinated chicken for future meals like salads and quesadillas.
Saturday – Eating out/leftovers (Spring Break officially starts for my husband, so we’ll be having a lot of date nights throughout the week).
Sunday – Eating out/leftovers
Sandwiches – Egg Salad, PBJ, Ham
Chicken Cobb Salad
Below are the groceries I bought this week. I had to make a grocery run on Friday because we were going out of town for the night and I needed some things for Beckham. I did my grocery shopping on Sunday and went to four different stores. We usually don’t do that, but these stores had some really good deals!
COST: Last Friday I got a roast and B’s organic milk at Market Street ($14.86) and some items at Walmart ($24.86). Total on Friday – $39.72. Total on Sunday – $90.22. Total for March #1 – $129.94!!!
I usually spend more the first week of the month. I have about $170 left for the month of March. During Spring Break we’ll probably dine out more than usual, but we have that budgeted for already.