Project: Food Budget (Week 34)

Hello, Food Budget fans!  My entry is late, but I’m going to make it up to you by giving you links to actual recipes!

This was not a good budget week, but it was an excellent food week.  I spent $160 on groceries over several trips.  That’s $60 over my self-imposed budget and $10 over my true budget.  Bummer.  This happened for several reasons.  First, I didn’t shop at my usual store.  I shopped at Publix instead of Wal*Mart, and I was shocked at the prices of several items.  Now, if I was a good little budgeter, I would have waited to buy the more expensive items at a different time, but I didn’t.  I plowed through my list against my better judgment.   I got some good BOGO deals, but I don’t think they made up for the higher prices.  Secondly, we were out of some important basics, like sugar, flour, paper towels, and toilet paper.  Finally, we had guests!  Yay for company!

Menu:

Monday–Pork Carnitas.  The recipe is here.  We all loved them!

Tuesday–Penne with Chickpeas and Broccoli with Spinach Salad on the side.  The penne recipe is here.

Wednesday–Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday–London Broil marinated in Italian dressing, Twice Baked Potatoes stuffed with veggies and cheese, and Apple Slaw.  We had Lemon Pie with ginger snap crust for dessert.  That recipe came from Real Simple magazine.  The recipe is here.  The pie was a hit!  The crust was a bit hard but so yummy.

Friday–leftovers

Saturday–Chicken and Rice with Tossed Salad

Sunday–(uh oh…not sure yet)

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