Week One ~ I spent $90 on groceries to start this week. I usually spend about $180. I hope that I do not need to buy anything more. Our groceries include food and household products. This week I needed a new mop head which set me back $4.70. I also am in charge of providing snack for Lego Club this month. I am feeding the 20+ kids a 3 oz. cup of Whole Grain Goldfish and a 3 oz. cup of grapes. We try to eat as organically as possible, and all of our meat is cage free and as grain free as possible. We eat very little organic dairy.
Menu Plan ~
- Homemade chicken pot pie
- Chicken drumsticks with rice and salad
- Spaghetti with meatballs and peas
- Colcannon with diced ham and peas
- Pancakes with sausage and oranges
- Baked potato bar
- Leftovers a few times
- Homemade bread and fruit salad
- Nut and veggie platter
- Cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches
- Banana bread with oranges and nuts
- Waffles with apples
- Oatmeal with apples
- Homemade pancakes with oranges
- Smoothies (frozen fruit and Greek yogurt) and toast
- French toast with oranges
The only things I took from the freezer was a can of orange juice and a bag of smile potatoes which will supplement the kids' luxury liquids when they get bored of tea and cashew milk. We drink water with most meals and snacks.
Here is what our freezer looks like on November 17.
|Right side of Freezer|
|Left side and top trays|
If I don't need to spend any more grocery money this week, we will have saved $90. That money will pay some of the donation shipping cost on our Operation Christmas Child boxes and offset the cost of an emergency repair our furnace needed this weekend. The rest of the money for the furnace repair will come from switching cars with my husband this week. He drives much less than me and had almost a full tank of gas.