DAY 12

by A to Z for Moms Like Me

I was finally back home from my trip, it was Sunday, and we were having friends and family come over for brunch & dinner. As weekends go this one was a busy one!

For breakfast/brunch we made pancakes & eggs. Everything we had on hand and are normal staples in our house. A friend came to visit and joined us. For breakfast we used: Bisquick, milk, eggs & syrup. I would say the total cost to make this breakfast would be about: $4.00

Since we had a late breakfast we didn’t really eat lunch and had snacks (usually yogurt, fruit, and things we have on hand) depending on the person. Later that afternoon my husband and I went to run some errands and as it was close to 4pm we stopped and grabbed some lunch at KFC and called it a date. We rarely go to KFC- or any fast food for that matter, mostly because it can get expensive. Our total for the 2 of us was $18.15 (which was a good reminder to both of us why we rarely go there) But the food and company was good, so that’s all that mattered in the end. We did have a chat about our date night budget getting close to the monthly goal and how we would need to plan some cheap and free dates in the coming weeks. (another fun challenge)

For dinner, my sister and her son came over and we made homemade nachos. You can get the homemade nacho cheese sauce recipe here. She brought some ground beef and we had some leftover from our navajo taco night that we put on top of the cheese sauce and chips. The total cost of this dinner (not counting my sister’s meat or the leftover meat) was about: $7.00

Total cost for this day: $29.15

Running Total Budget for the 30 days used:

Groceries purchased: $374.18

Groceries used in meals: $112.69

Date Night: $74.33

Pizza: $49.38

Our budget for these 3 for the 30 days is: Groceries- $600, Date Nights- $100 & Pizza- $100 Since we may not use all the groceries purchased in this time, and will be using some things we have on hand already, we will be tracking both the running total of the best estimated cost of meals each day as well as the cost of groceries/date nights/pizza purchased during the 30 days.

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