A typical Tuesday as far as breakfast & lunches go- kids at school, hubby & I have leftovers, and our youngest daughter had a PB&J sandwich.
For dinner I was in charge and since I had found a great deal on steaks at my last grocery trip we were having steak for dinner! We had grilled steaks, garlic potatoes (get recipe here), salad & bbq baked beans (get recipe here). (I’m realizing we’ve had these beans a lot lately, that’s not normal, I think we’re just ready for Summer to be here!) The salad was one I had bought at Costco and forgot we had! Needless to say we’ll need to use it up fast now!
The cost of this meal was as follows:
- 6 steaks- $5.03
- BBQ Baked Beans- $3.00
- Salad- $2.00
- Garlic Potatoes- $1.00
Total cost for this day: $11.03
Running Total Budget for the 30 days used:
Groceries purchased: $567.10
Groceries used in meals: $213.74
Date Night: $74.33
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.