I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget, because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. It’s a tight budget and I failed miserably over the summer, but we have lots of financial goals, so I need to get it back in line.
This Week in the Kitchen:
Our week nights have gotten so hectic with my kids having different practice times. To make dinner hour easier, I’m trying to make a double or triple batch of at least one dinner each week to keep in the freezer. This week, I bought a 3 lb. package of ground turkey and made my Turkey & Black Bean Taco Meat. I served it one night for dinner and filled two Glad freezer containers with the rest. Now I don’t have to worry about Taco Tuesdays at least for 2 nights.
This Week’s Dinners:
Sunday: My husband treated us to a dinner at our favorite wing place.
Monday: Hubby had a late meeting, so it was Spaghetti Night! My husband is not a big fan, so I plan this easy dinner at least once a week or every other week. I served with garden salad for me, steamed veggies for the kids.
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday!! Also, read: 30 Taco Tuesday Recipes
- Tortellini & Spinach Soup
- Garden Salad
- Homemade Applesauce
Friday: My youngest daughter’s elementary school is having a back-to-school potluck picnic. I was assigned chips and salsa.
Saturday: We are going to an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti fundraiser. As I’m typing this, I’m realizing that we had 2 spaghetti nights this week…oops, no complaints from me! 😉
This week’s breakfasts, lunches, and snacks:
Breakfasts included hard-boiled eggs, cereal, yogurt, and fruit. Lunches included sandwiches, pasta, chicken nuggets, soups, apples, pretzels, and yogurt sticks.
What did you make this week that your family enjoyed? I’m always looking for new recipes. Please share in the comments.