DAY 20

by A to Z for Moms Like Me

Only 10 more days to go with this challenge!! I’m going to be honest, it HAS been a challenge. This 30 day budget is less than what we typically would do, but that’s what makes it a challenge. I didn’t realize however the timing of events in our lives and how it may be extra difficult to stick to! Needless to say I am counting down the days now! haha!

Typical breakfast/lunches for everyone- school, leftovers, yadda yadda yadda- we’re so boring I know.

For dinner it was my 11 year old son’s turn to be in charge and he chose to make my grandma’s white sauce enchilada’s. If you’ve never tried these before they are AMAZING! Well worth making! In fact, normally when we make these we will make at least 3 pans of them and put 2 pans in the freezer for easy dinners another night- or they’re a great freezer meal to give to someone who may need a dinner. But since I didn’t want to run to the store again or throw off our budget any more we just made what we had enough tortillas on hand for. You can get the recipe for them here.

This is the cost of the dinner-

  • 15 Tortillas- $3.00
  • 4 cans of soup (cr. of chicken & mushroom)- $2.00
  • 1 tub of sour cream- $1.39
  • cheese- $2.00
  • green chilis- $0.50
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef- $4.50
  • 2 cans of corn- $0.88

Total cost for this day: $14.27

Running Total Budget for the 30 days used:

Groceries purchased: $567.10

Groceries used in meals: $202.71

Date Night: $74.33

Pizza: $94.29

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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