Howdy, y’all! I owe you a post for last week’s receipts. So, let’s keep it short and sweet:
There are so many yummy things to eat and buy at this time of year. The holiday spirit brings out fantastic edible treasures: cranberry sauce, turkey, ham, cookies, chocolates, and once-a-year casseroles. It’s really hard to go to the grocery store and stick to the staples. For the holidays, we do potluck meals with family [...]
WHAT WE SPENT Meadowwood Farm. Sunday, 11/13/11 • 1 Gallon Raw Milk, $9 (I made yogurt with half, and the other half is for drinking/baking) Terry’s Berries. Tuesday, 11/15/11 • 4 Huge apples, 3.63 • Grapefruit, 1.17 • A dozen free range eggs, 4.75 (we need to find cheaper farm-fresh eggs) Total: $9.55 Trader Joe’s. [...]
Here’s an add-on post to supplement last night’s spending report. Phoebe likes eating fried potatoes. Yum! (This picture was taken at breakfast this morning.) When it comes to “meal planning” what I typically do is write a list of potential meals for the week based on what we have in stock, then cross the meals [...]
This is just a quick post to update our total food expenses for the week. We spent $4.50 on Sunday for a half gallon of raw milk. In addition…
I took a break from my 50 Bucks A Week series. I know. I’m sorry. But, it’s a new month & a new week, so here we go! I made one purchase today: 1/2 gallon raw milk from Meadowwood Farms for $4.50. Total spent this week: $4.50 Remaining Balance: $45.50 WHAT HAVE WE BEEN EATING [...]
I hadn’t planned on going to the Tacoma Farmer’s Market, but ended up spending the day with a friend. Typically I buy my produce from the CSA, so it was very pleasant walking around and seeing the produce from all the vendors. There is definitely something much more fun about shopping at an open air market than under the fluorescent lights of a grocery store. Food becomes romantic and imaginative. You get ideas and inspiration for exciting foods you want to try. Hence: the string of chili peppers. Which I will use, but which I purchased primarily because they were gorgeous.
For those of you who are new, I’m doing a series on my blog: The 50 Buck a Week Challenge. The point is simple, Mr. Wetzel and I are only allowed to spend $50/week on groceries. For those of you who have been following this series, you know we’ve had quite a hard time sticking to this budget. Until last week. Last week we spent total of $41.83. This is the first time we’ve made budget since the series started. Woo hoo!
I have been receiving a great response to the blog from people sharing their experiences with food budgeting, and I LOVE it. It’s so encouraging to hear tips from other people and stories of how people made it work, even when times were hard. I haven’t been able to respond to each of you (limited computer access, and all) but I hope you will stay engaged and continue sharing. I think being a good listener and being humble go hand in hand; I know I have a lot to learn about being a better steward of our food spending, and I will try to listen to other’s stories as much as you have listened to mine. Thank you for sharing your journeys.
Before I can disclose our spending for this week, I need to add some purchases from the end of last week:
When we went to the farm to pick up our (already paid for) CSA share, I bought 3 apples, a yam and a sweet potatoe. The total came to about $5 (I didn’t get a receipt and forgot the figure). So, for last week, our total comes to:
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)