Here's what I bought this week:
I spent $29.97 at Amazing Savings, where I can usually find organic produce for 70% off of what it costs at our upscale whole foods market. I spent $48.05 at our discount grocery store. Our grand total was 78.02 - once again under my $80 budget - Hooray! I almost thought I was going to go over because I decided to buy 2 two-pound bricks of cheese (cheddar and mozzarella) at $7.18/each, and now I won't have to buy cheese for at least 2 weeks if not longer. The only meat I bought this week was a pound of turkey slices for $3.98 - which is ridiculously overpriced, but D likes to eat turkey sandwiches when we don't have leftovers and I haven't done a cost/benefit analysis of roasting a turkey for this purpose yet. :) I still have plenty of meat, fish and chicken in my freezer for the next few weeks (as you can see from our menus we generally prefer not to eat meat, but we do enjoy it occasionally), so I'm hopeful that the $80 weeks will continue!
(I am in the hospital for a 24-hour shift and D usually prepares something fast and simple.)
Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs (already in the freezer)
Homemade Black Bean Burgers
Homemade Whole Wheat Buns
Sweet Potato Oven "Fries"
Asian Grilled Salmon (already in the freezer)
Veggie Stir-Fry (with Broccoli, Carrots and Cauliflower)
Pizza (made with homemade dough and sauce) with Roasted Peppers
Potato and Kale Chowder
Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls
Valentine's Day Vegan Chocolate Cake! (This recipe is delicious, thrifty and very easy - I'll try to post it later this week so you can make it for your family, too!)
Basil Broccoli Quiche
Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets