We've just finished week 2 of the $100 grocery challenge for 4 weeks. I went to the grocery store on Tuesday and spent $20.81. Here's what I bought:
cheese cubes $2.00
spaghetti sauce $3.58
lunch meat $3.79
1 orange $1.19
1 onion $.44
That's great, right! WRONG! I sent Jordan to the store to buy 1 head of lettuce because we were having cheeseburgers (we had buns & the burgers in the freezer!) and I wanted to have lettuce for them. He comes home with several bags of groceries! I casually peeked into the bags and saw two tomatoes (which we already had tomatoes), 2 avocados (at $2 a pop), the lettuce, and a bag of cheddar sunchips. I said to him, you know I'm trying to only spend $100 this month on groceries, right? His reply, "Well, I'm not going to starve!" What?! I'm in the process of making dinner - we are 15 minutes away from eating and how is what you bought going to keep you from starving?! lol! Here's the damage:
2 tomatoes $2.73
2 avocados $3.98
head of lettuce $1.69
With tax it came to $11.63 plus my $20.81 gives us a grand total of $32.44 for week two. We should have only spent $26.62 for week two so we went over by about $6. We had $73.87 left and now we have $41.43 for the last two weeks. Which is about $20 for each week. Yikes!
We've used a lot of food out of our freezer, which I think you can really tell by the picture.
Our pantry kind of looks the same to me as last week or at least not such a huge change like the freezer.
Honestly, I haven't been starving my husband. Here are a few meals that we've had for dinner:
London broil, perogies, steamed carrots, salad
Cheese burgers, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob
Spaghetti with sausage, garlic bread, salad
Mandarin orange chicken, broccoli, rice
And a few breakfasts:
Fried eggs & toast
Steak quesadilla from the london broil
Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches
Left over's ;)
Even though we went over our amount for week two I am still feeling pretty happy about how much money we've been spending at the store. I think as long as I have some chips in the pantry my husband won't think he's starving! ;)