I know that I have slacked off with the actual grocery shopping and menus lately and I am working really hard to rectify that. Personally, I have let myself get a little slack with planning and being on top of our grocery budget. I think after the first couple of weeks of the Holiday Challenge and being over budget I was just thrown off but to keep things going so that we can get back into our routine after the challenge is over I realize that I have to stay on top of the planning and working to keep out budget in check so that I can easily get back to $40 a week or less once I'm finished baking up a storm. So expect to see more shopping updates and menu's.
This week I went a little over. I planned to be slightly over this month anyway due to all of my baking but I had little man and the hubby with me when we shopped and a few extras were added to the cart like a frozen pizza and peperoni's for making flat bread pizza.
10 lbs. all purpose potato's
2 gallons milk
2 lbs cheddar cheese (2 blocks)
Turkey lunch meat
Pepperoni Pizza (frozen)
2- 64 oz bottles of apple juice
2-2 liters of cola
3- bags chocolate chips
8 oz cream cheese
3- 4 packs of applesauce cups
Total= $46.92 (seriously, not bad at all considering all of the baking supplies and the extras that were purchased)
Total= $ 17.68 (w/o tax) that is for what I purchased for items in my Holiday Challenge alone--yes cheese
So without the Holiday Challenge we would have been well within budget even with the few extras that were added.