Friday, June 8, 2012

Oops - spent a lot on groceries today!

Since I pretty much charge everything I buy, my grocery budget runs on the credit card cycle.  That means that two weeks in I have spent 3/4 of my target budget and since I am trying to replace by the end of the year the money we gave away recently that means I have spent too much.  I did get the ingredients to try a couple of healthy new recipes which will be fun.

The good news is that there is a lot of food in the house if I would just plan out menus.  Tonight will be easy - we have leftover brown rice, black beans, chicken and lots of veggies and fruit.  I'm thinking Spanish rice, open face tacos with beans, chicken, spinach and grated carrots and a fruit salad.  Tomorrow we have a neighborhood picnic.  Part of my spending was a 6 pack of beer to take and I will make pumpkin cake muffins with store bought cream cheese frosting to be our food item.  Sunday will be turkey burgers with a new grain and vegetable side dish.

The next two week's menus need to be thought out so all I buy are the veggies and fruit we need along with my hubby's special breakfast and brown bag lunch foods.   He is sensitive to quite a few food additives as well as dairy which impacts our food costs.  He's found a rotation of breakfast and lunch menus that work for him and keep him feeling well - so worth it.



  1. I hate it when that happens! Over spend I mean. Usually the culprit is alcohol. Vicious cycle: Over spend, depressed, drink, run out, over spend, depressed, drink, run out...Just kidding!

    1. Well alcohol was involved - but I bought it vs drinking it LOL.

  2. I'm hoping to underspend this week! We seem to have a lot of food in the house so will hopefully be able to keep an extra $100 in my budget!

  3. I have the same problem your hubby does, food additives will send me to my bed!! Good luck with your budget the rest of the month, just knowing where you stand I think makes it more doable


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