I've been very careful with not wasting food, menu planning and shopping sensibly. (I threw out half a bowl of cooked white rice). However the prices seem to have increased as I struggle to keep at the $100 mark, and yet my food purchases have decreased in that I don't purchase as much produce anymore. I use my lovely grown produce as much as possible.
Yesterday I picked 4 eggplants, 3 types of spinach, one lebanese cucumber, some lemon balm, chocolate mint, coriander, ginger, 1 chilli and basil. All of these items are incorporated in my meals. I also saw a gorgeous tree snake.
|Looking at You.|
My grocery shopping for the week was $96.57.
Here is what I got...
The cereal was on a special of $2 less then usual. The mince on special and then also marked down. The vinegar and bicarb for cleaning of course. I only wanted 2 packets of pasta but it on super special at only $1 so I grabbed 4 instead.
This week our planned meals are:
Sunday: French omelet mixed with potato, spinach and fresh herbs. Cucumber, spinach and fresh herb salad.
Monday: Spag bol with eggplant, spinach and fresh herbs.
Tuesday: left over spag bol with spinach salad.
Wednesday: Italian sausage stew cooked with lentils, carrots, broccoli, spinach and herbs.
Thursday: Pasta with fresh herb and nut pesto.
Friday: Left overs from previous 2 nights.
Saturday: Veggie stir fry with rice.
Sunday: Fish cooked with ginger and herbs with side salad.
My neighbour also gave me a bunch of snake beans from the markets he purchased for $1.
As I haven't purchased my office lunch ingredients yet - I will try to do with what I have at home to keep my costs down. Egg and cheese sandwiches maybe :-)