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New Food Budget

January 11th, 2016 at 06:23 pm

My mom left on Saturday to relocate and live with my sister. Now that it is just me, I need a new food budget. I went to the grocery store on Sunday and spent $39.93. I did a meal plan for the week, and if I can stick to it, I shouldn't need to buy any more food until next Sunday. This is the hard part! I don't really like cooking and after a long day at work I sometimes cave in and just pick up something for dinner on the way home. I have been downloading some crockpot recipes to try, and plan to start making one each Sunday. I hope to be able to stay at or below $40 a week for groceries to start, and then see how things go. I anticipate some weeks will be lower, until I need to restock on more expensive items. I also filled my gas tank up and I was almost on empty, only $19.82! Love these low gas prices!

5 Responses to “New Food Budget”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with your new food budget! I've notice ours went back up when our daughter returned from college. I was surprised!

  2. alice4now Says:

    I understand the allure of quick, easy food on the way home. Make sure you actually like the food that you buy when you grocery shop, so you are super motivated to eat it!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm trying to only go grocery shopping one day a week - otherwise, live without it. So far, so good. Smile
    The low gas prices are SO nice, I agree. Smile

  4. My English Castle Says:

    It's nice to have good food waiting. good luck!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    If you find a good recipe, cook for either 2 or 4 people. That way you can freeze the leftovers and save yourself having to cook when you're tired after work.

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