Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So, what do you think?

Yesterday, is a blur to me. lol I didn't post last night because I was too tired, and today I'm drawing a blank. I'll try to remember, anyway.

We started out with cold cereal. After doing some chores and other things, we had lunch meat sandwiches on wheat bread with lettuce, tomato, and cheese. We also had bananas. We then ran some errands. I had put a roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions in our slow cooker in the morning. We had that and sour dough bread with Country Crock for supper. Then Jon had a drama rehearsal and while we were waiting on him the kids worked on their schoolwork while I read to them. We had another stop to make after the rehearsal and we snacked on fruit chews in the van on the way. We got home and snacked on chips and salsa (just Jon and me) and Cheez-Its (just the kids). After putting the kids to bed, Jon and I had jalapeno poppers and pop.

Jon made some food purchases this week that came up to about $30.oo.

I had stopped getting whole wheat flour when finances got tight at the end of last year. Jon wants to go back to whole wheat now, so we are. Yay! I haven't found the time this week to make tortillas. We were at Wal-mart to get a few things yesterday and we picked up two packs of tortillas and a bag of WW flour. Our food total at Wal-mart was $7.30.

During our errand running we took our aluminum cans (35 lbs.) to the recycle center. The price of aluminum had dropped to 25 cents/lb. so we got $8.75 for the cans.

So for this week our total food spending to date is $174.99.


What do you think? Should I continue to post everything we eat each day, or should I just keep a running total of our food expenditures? Please, put your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you!


MyKidsMom said...

I think you should do whatever you want to do... not much help huh? LOL

I think I need to read the prior post to see exactly what you're talking about, but it sounds like you're doing the monthly spending challenge.

Brandi said...

Thanks for stopping by, MyKidsMom. I would have gotten back to you earlier, but I've just been too busy. I think that's why I was debating how to continue. I don't always have time to make a post every day.

Speaking of time, I need to go work on school and lunch with the kids.

Damama T said...

Trying to remember ever morsel, on top of raising 6 kids and homeschooling, seems like a lot of work. I think it'd be OK to just keep track of the totals if that is something that helps you in the long run. Otherwise, you just need to do what works best for you. With your good instincts I have a feeling you'll figure it out pretty quickly. xoxoxo

MyKidsMom said...

I know I left a comment for this post already, but here goes another one...

You make your own tortillas (time permitting of course)? Yum! I had a relative that used to make her own, and they were so very good. I've meant to give them a try (along with some homemade refried beans) but haven't yet. I think I'll add it to my to-do list.

Anonymous said...

I just read your post at makingbysaving and had to give you a good tip I found whaen I had morning sickness (which you may know woth you kiddo's can last all day long!) I would plug the crockpot in in the garage! At dinner time I would go out and get it. Hopefully if the smellis getting to you again you'll find an outdoor outlet! Love your blog~ I would post expenses everyday.

Brandi said...

Anonymous, thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure which Making By Saving thread you were referring to, but I don't think I was the one having problems with smells from the crock-pot. That is a good tip though.