Friday, April 29, 2011

Project: Food Budget: Week 8

Budget: 70$
Actual Spent: 74$

  • Tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Habaneros
  • ginger
  • turkey deli meat
  • chicken breasts
  • bread
  • Brianna's honey mustard dressing
  • Jell-o
  • a couple frozen meals
  • a frozen pizza
  • Chipotle burrito (split between us for our special "eat out" day)
  • wine
Another week when moms and friends fed us pretty often. Yay! One of our friends made us the most delicious short ribs with a celeriac-potato puree. I'm still salivating from that meal. Yum.

CSA: Salads are a staple at our home. More salads!

Meals eaten:

We basically ate sandwiches, salads, and frozen meals all week, except when our friends or family fed us amazingly delicious food.
What we learned:

Over the past two months of watching our budget, I've noticed how lazy Guy and I have been about meal planning and our food choices. Even though it may look as though our eating has gotten much worse, we have actually learned a lot. We've learned about how we deal with stress, what our other options are, how saving money and eating healthy can go together but don't always. We've learned more about who were are as people and even learned something about the families we grew up in.

Although this will be my last Project: Food Budget entry, all this learning will not go to waste. I'm taking away from this several lessons and a homework assignment. Over the next month, each week I'm going to try to take a favorite food or recipe of ours and make it healthier, cheaper, and easier. We are lazy people and food needs to be easy for us, but I also want it to be nutritious and affordable.

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