Week 25 – 27 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

We have had a rough few weeks with food in our house. My son has never been the type of kid to eat us out of house and home but two weeks ago after a trip to the ER we had a long discussion on the importance of food and what happens to our bodies when we don’t eat enough! Laziness was the foremost issue in this particular instance but I myself have struggled with a poor relationship with food most of my life. For over two decades I feared food, especially eating in public, because of the effect it had on my body. Turns out I am lactose intolerant. Sure wish I had known that 20 years ago!

It took about a week to get my son’s gut back into shape so meals were not very normal for that time period. We have had some good meals since, so here are a few things we have eaten since my last update.

I make my own teriyaki sauce for stir-frys and marinades. Here’s the recipe!

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir.
Once combined, continuously stir on medium heat to prevent sticking
Once up to temp the cornstarch will activate and it will start to thicken
Once it reaches temp and has thickened, turn off heat and let it continue to boil for a few more seconds
Pour the finished teriyaki sauce over your simmering stir-fry. Coat the veggies and meat with the sauce. Serve over rice

Total spent for groceries the last three weeks – $288.89 for a grand total of $504.05 for the month of June. My goal was to spend $500 for the 5 paycheck month so just $4.05 over budget. Not bad!

How did you all do with your food budget this month? – MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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