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Project: Food Budget – Week 11

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Budget: $70.00
Actual: $86.64 

Definitely over budget this week! We saved $17.38, though, so thank goodness for coupons and the Kroger plus card.

Last week… meals didn’t really turn out as planned. At all. Who knew it was going to be so difficult to just muster up the motivation to stand for any period of time longer than, like, 2 minutes? Let alone 20-30 minutes for meal prep, haha. This baby is really taking it out of me.

Needless to say, we ended up eating out several times and when I did cook, I didn’t make what I had planned. Just didn’t feel like it!

This week, I’m hoping for something better. I’m repeating meals I did not get to last week, and adding new ones at the end of the week. All I can say is, thank God I cleaned out the fridge and took the time to prep and properly store the veggies we purchased last week. Otherwise, I’d seriously be annoyed with myself.

Wednesday (03/21) – Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
Thursday (03/22) – Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili with White Cheddar Yogurt Cornbread
Friday (03/23) – Corn, Bacon & Potato Chowder
Saturday (03/24) – Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Sunday (03/25) – Breakfast for dinner. Will probably do waffles or pancakes, breakfast potatoes and turkey bacon
Monday (03/26) – Sweet Potato, Black Bean, Chicken and Corn Chili
Tuesday (03/27) – African Peanut Stew

Looking at my receipt for this week’s grocery trip, I’m not exactly sure why I’m so over-budget. The only culprits I can figure are: Organic milk ($2.79) and free-range organic chicken breasts and tenders ($11.24). I also bought a lot of fruit because it sounded super delicious. Being pregnant and going to the store is becoming a dangerous affair… too many temptations!

Yesterday, I got back into the swing of making Alex’s breakfast burritos and burgers for lunch. I also made banana bread, and mixed in a bag of mini Reese’s cups (which was another splurge, at $3.00 for a tiny bag).

Overall, though, I don’t really feel that bad about the overage because last week we were so drastically under budget. It pretty much just evens out between the two. We’ll see what happens next week!

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