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  • Writer's pictureErin

broke. week 8

Our garage project has taken a turn for the worse, and money is tiiiiight. This is the perfect time to utilize my OCD skillz.....wouldn't you know, I have a ton of stuff already in the house due to my compulsive disorder! :P

The goal this week was to only buy what we absolutely needed, which in our house consists of yogurt (smoothies are a staple), milk (I swear my 2 year old is a baby calf with how much milk she consumes), formula for the baby (cus I have to feed her, right?), fruit & greens. So, the grocery bill came in at $32.

We will be having...

-Bean & Cheese quesadillas

-Spaghetti

-Freezer Meal (I will eat the Tikka Masala & Will & kiddo will have the Beef Stew)

-Bbq Chicken & caramelized onion lentils with broccoli


Breakfasts will be smoothies

Lunches will consist of PB&J, Grilled Cheese or Mac n Cheese with assorted fruits & veg


$32 whaaat?

I've actually never spent more than $125 on groceries, and any reason I hit as high as $125 is because I see some deal on something I know we will use.

I always have extra noodles, tortillas, bread & canned crushed tomatoes on hand. I buy cheese in bulk, shred & freeze. The pantry is always stocked with lentils, beans, a few different rices, farro & barley.

I buy potatoes and onions in bulk and freeze if they start to go bad before I get the chance to use them.

The cow & pig share helps tremendously, and when chicken goes on sale in our club, I stock up!

I am so excited for our CSA share to start this season...I already pre-paid, so our share that shows up every Wednesday should cut our grocery bill down even more. I also have herbs, eggplant & lettuce bowls growing in my backyard, so aside from the apples I will have to buy (until Sept), I'm hoping I literally go to the store for milk & yogurt!


What are you staples? What do you turn to on a tight week? Please share!






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amyreneebarber
May 11, 2018

I try to always have ramen noodles on hand, to which we add any mix of cooked veggies (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and bok choy are my favorites) and then top with sliced green onion and hard boiled egg! We also always have stuff to make grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, bean burritos, and breakfast casserole.

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