This week I didn't need to purchase meat. I still had several serves in my freezer as well as a can of tuna, a can of tomato soup, lots of baked beans, four eggs, spaghetti, lots of tomatoes and other vegetables that include peas, corn, pumpkin, carrots and a couple of mushrooms. I was given a free loaf of bread and a pack of crumpets. I didn't need much fruit because I've been lucky enough to pick a few ripe nectarines, pears and apples from my garden.
I could have come in well under budget, but this week I shopped at my local (country) grocer, so prices were a bit higher on most things.
Here's what I spent:
Baking powder $2.42
2 litres milk $2.36
1 greek yoghurt $2.20 (Have a new yoghurt maker so bought this as a starter.)
Here's a sample weekly menu from a couple of weeks ago:
Breakfast: Porridge with stewed apple.
Lunch: Ham, cheese and tomato sandwich.
Dinner: Stir-fried vegetables with rice.
Snacks: 2 strawberry smoothie ice pops, ½ tub yoghurt.
Breakfast: Porridge with a spoonful of home-made strawberry jam, orange.
Lunch: Vegemite sandwich, banana.
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognese with salad (I reserve a couple of tablespoons of sauce)
Snacks: grapes, 2 home-made cookies
Breakfast: Toast, egg, banana.
Lunch: ham & salad wrap.
Dinner: Hot potato with vegetables and bolognese topping.
Snacks: 1/2 tub yoghurt, stewed apple, 2 home-made cookies