Sunday: Chicken quesadillas, Tortilla Chips and homemade salsa (salsa didn’t turn out so well…I’m going to keep trying when some more of our tomatoes get ripe)
Monday: Hot dogs, Cheetos, Carrot sticks
Tuesday: Broccoli Cheese Soup, Herb and cheese biscuits (Aaron thinks it’s too hot for soup but I was trying to be really frugal this week…so we’ll see…)
Wednesday: Spinach cheese roll ups, Homemade French bread (I’ve been making this a lot. It is such a cheap and filling side and I love it left over too. French toast anyone?)
Thursday: Pan Seared chicken, Roasted Red potatoes, Green beans
Friday: Breakfast Bake (1/2 pound sausage), Toast (French bread), Apple Sauce
Saturday: Lasanga (1/2 pound sausage), Salad
So, before I went to the grocery store I was all pumped up that this was going to be a low grocery bill week. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem to work out that way. A few extra things (splurges or forgotten essentials) made their way into the cart and my bill ended up OVER budget by $5. I did have to buy laundry detergent and drier sheets (I actually bought stuff to make homemade detergent….will post about this later…wow, I feel crunchy… :P) so that was included in my final tally. Still I felt so depressed when I went home. Seems silly that such a little thing can get me so down but I really try to keep our grocery bill low, especially this summer as we still have a few more months till I get a paycheck. Sigh.
Better luck, planning, and food aisle self control next week.