This weekend I was headed out of town for a business conference, day 9 was the day before I was leaving so we did one of our easy meals and just made the fishsticks we had bought at Costco on Grocery Trip 2 this month. Everyone was going every different direction this night so we didn’t sit down as a family and eat dinner like we normally do and honestly, other than the fish sticks I’m not sure what everyone else ate! lol
We always have an assortment of foods, fruits, and options for the family to make an easy snack or meal. Things like a cheese tortilla, PB&J sandwich, soup, etc. This was the day I was realizing that our schedule for this month has been kind of all over the place and not really a typical month! But that’s okay, part of life is learning to go with the flow. Some months it’s easier to stay in budget than other months due to schedules & events.
Running Total Budget for the 30 days used:
Groceries purchased: $304.16
Groceries used in meals: $82.28
Date Night: $56.18
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.