Well here we are again and I am sharing an update on how the stockpile challenge is going this month.
Well this week I went over my groceries budget of $15. Not by a lot and I still kept it under $20 so I am not too disappointed.
So what have we been eating this week?
Well I mentioned here that we had friends coming for Sunday lunch so when planning my shopping for the week I took into account what I had planned to make, potatoes and red onions roasted with rosemary and sea salt then with home made feta added at the end and left in the hot oven that had been turned off for 10 minutes. Home grown sausages on the BBQ and coleslaw. It was such a tasty meal and was easy to prepare so that more time could be spent catching up.
I had also planned to use the red cabbage in my lentils and red cabbage with spicy sausage which we had the night before and I also used the cabbage as part of other meals during the week.
We have also had home made pizza, poached eggs and green bean salad.
We have bananas starting to ripen so that will help with our grocery budget as Hubby has 3 each morning in a smoothie for breakfast.
This week I also used up some macadamia nuts that were getting a bit old in some chocolate brownies. It is a really easy recipe that uses cocoa not melted chocolate so you can make it using some basic pantry staples. I will post the recipe later this week.
I still feel like I could be doing more to reduce our spending but I am determined to stick at it as I think being thrifty in the kitchen is a skill that you need to work on. I know that I am a bit of a lush when it comes to food and I wonder is it possible to be thrifty as well?
Do you find it hard to be thrifty in the kitchen?