Today we spent a total of $26.94 on food. So I am still over but much closer to my goal of $24.85/day.
Here’s how Day 2 broke down…
Breakfast was pretty much the same as yesterday, except Jeff only had a yogurt which cost $.39, so our breakfast totalled – $5.74
No morning snack today so that also saved us a bit.
Jack made a box of pasta which he ate with parmesan chese- $.99 for the pasta/$.50 for parm – $1.49
I finished yesterdays corn bread – $0.00
Jeff had an Aldi frozen meal $1.99
Afterschool snack – $3.31
We finished off the cookies from yesterday. $0.00
CJ was obscenely hungry so he also broke into a box of special K crackers which he polished off – $2.99
Jack and Quinn finished off the rest of the pasta that Jack made earlier. $0.00
Another pitcher of crystal light iced tea – $.32 for the pitcher.
I made BBQ turkey Joes for dinner which cost $9.99
2 pds grd turkey meat $5.98
1 green pepper $.67
1 onion $.30
1 bottle BBQ sauce which I got couponing for $.16
Hamburger buns $.89
Salad – Romaine, tomato, cucumber $2.00
In the interest of full disclosure I have to add an additional $4.00 for dinner. Jack, Kylie and I went to a PTA meeting at Kylie’s school and the kids ate pizza and I had a diet coke. Since we are not supposed to be eating out on this I am adding the cost of their 2 pieces of pizza and my diet coke to our total.
We did much better today but were still a few dollars over. We now have only $97.79 left for the rest of the week. No longer feeling so confident we are going to make it…YIKES!