I partially blame Eva. She was so convincing with her, "Oh, I've always wanted this for my birthday!" speeches. I ended up letting her pick a new swimming suit, an outfit, a pair of pajamas, and a Barbie for her birthday. I also bought a few things for my kids for Easter - sidewalk chalk, water balloons, and boxes of Junior Mints.* And there went the grocery money for this week, and the grocery money I saved by not overspending last week.
I'm giving myself a C- because I, at least, didn't dip into next week's money. I'm going to get back on track for the coming week. Or so I say...
Even though I spent my grocery budget, most of it went to non-food items, so I've continued using food that I've had in the pantry, freezer, and storage room. But I also ate out a few times... because I am weak. Apparently my blog isn't holding me quite as accountable as I need it to.
Here is what we ate this week (and again, this is really what I ate this week. My kids frequently have something different than I do for breakfast and lunch):
Friday, April 12
Breakfast: avocado toast and smoothie
Lunch: Chick-Fil-A (totally an impulse move)
Dinner: Cubby's (girls' night)
Saturday, April 13
Breakfast: pancakes and fruit (breakfast at the church)
Lunch: avocado toast
Dinner: pizza and vegetables (game night)
Sunday, April 14
Breakfast: German pancakes
Lunch: Swedish meatballs over mashed potatoes
Monday, April 15
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast, and smoothie
Lunch: Moochies (Eva picked it for her birthday)
Dinner: Hawaiian haystacks (Eva's birthday dinner - we had family over)
Tuesday, April 16
Breakfast: breakfast sandwiches from the freezer (which really aren't that good, and yet, I continue buying them)
Lunch: tomato bisque (I made a batch of this soup a couple of weeks ago and put it in the freezer in individual portions for quick lunches)
Dinner: honey lime tilapia and fish sticks (to use up fish odds and ends from the freezer)
Wednesday, April 17
Lunch: macaroni and cheese
Dinner: BBQ pork sandwiches (on hot dog buns from the freezer)
Thursday, April 19
Breakfast: breakfast sandwiches and orange juice
Lunch: Cafe Rio (with Christie)
Dinner: Hawaiian haystacks, round II (the kids loved the haystacks on Monday and begged to have them again, so I made a whole other batch)
Just like last week, I now need to make an edit to everything I wrote above. Let's go ahead and lower that C- to an F. On Thursday I went to Sam's Club and bought 16 lbs of chicken, 4 lbs of round steak, some strawberries, and some blackberries.
That's not so bad... but then I went to Smith's,
And I bought "stuff."
Ya know, like three cartons of ice cream and nine bags of chips.
So now the question is... do I keep trying to make this happen, or do I just give up and buy all the foods?