One of our biggest goals every weekend is to spend some time getting prepared for the week ahead. It just makes everything flow better throughout the week. So our Saturday mornings are typically spent getting any cleaning and chores done before we have fun. And Sundays are usually the day I like to get some extra work done in the kitchen.
On Saturday, we made a trip to the grocery store to pick up some things we’ll need to get through the week. Our monthly stash is still going strong and shouldn’t need any supplementing beyond the usual produce and dairy items. Here is what we bought.
- Sour cream (16 oz.) – $1.74
- Milk (1 gal) – $2.49
- Butter (1 lb) – $1.99
- Eggs (1 doz) – $1.39
- Oranges (6) – $2.64
- Red grapes (2.56 lb) – $2.53
- Bananas (2.7 lb) – $1.34
- Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips (1 bag) – $2.98 (a special request from my husband)
Total spent so far this month: $389.09
Amount left in the monthly budget: $60.91
We’re going to need some more produce later this week. I didn’t want to get too much on Saturday since I was waiting on a sale. We’ll also need some toilet paper and possibly dishwasher detergent. But otherwise, I think we’re on track to come in under budget.
As for Sunday, I spent some time doing some baking for breakfasts and snacks. (By the way, if you haven’t checked the great conversation and tips in the comments on my Snack Supply post, you should! I know I’m feeling inspired.)
I made two dozen muffins – 1 dozen blueberry and 1 dozen chocolate chip. (Minus two that little hands just couldn’t wait for!)
I also made a heaping platter of bacon waffles. These are perfect reheated in the toaster.
All of those things have been packaged and stored in the freezer. I’m looking forward to some easy mornings this week.
I also made a banana snack cake for the kids to enjoy after school. I’ll be sharing that recipe later this week.