So we were gone all of last week. And spent all of our “out to dinner” budget while we were away in Colorado Springs at the Savvy Blogging Summit. And all other snacky foods we consumed (read, bought at gas stations) during the week came from our vacation budget.
Also, we were blessed with a bunch of snack and breakfast food that was leftover from my Dad. He was there in Colorado Springs at the Savvy Blogging Summit too. He (unlike his thrifty daughter) has an tendancy to overbuy at the grocery store…and this week, we reaped the benefit. Thanks Dad! 🙂
So while we’re still on a pantry challenge month, I’m so grateful for the extra food from family and for the opportunity to be away for the week and not have to cook much. But it’s still going to be tough to come in under $150…even being gone a week. Time to get creative!!!
Pantry is full, freezers are still full…so here’s what shopping this week looks like…
Another light week as we continue on with the Summertime Pantry Challenge!
- Almond Milk
- Sweet Potatoes
Total – $16.87
- Almond Extract
- Bouquet Garni
- Mexican Oregano
- Fajita Seasoning
- Cake Spice
- Celery Seed
- Sweet Curry (It smells amazing!)
- Total – $27.19
Total spent this week: $27.19 + $16.87 = $44.06
Total for the month: $76.79 + $44.06 = $120.85
Leaving me with just $30 for the farmer’s market and next week’s milk and bananas! ACK!
Check out what’s happening in the rest of the Summertime Pantry Challenge Gang’s Kitchens!!!
- Jessica from Good Cheap Eats
- Amy from The Finer Things in Life
- Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
- Shaina from Food for My Family
- Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
- Tammy from Tammy’s Recipes