What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 4 of 52

I am so excited with how Week 4 went and actually for all of January! The only items I purchased were a frozen dinner bowl , a loaf of Italian bread and a couple of other odds and ends for a total $23.54. We had everything else we needed to get by and if I ran out of something, instead of running out and buying it I just made do and improvised.

It was a good week in the meal department. Sunday I made a big pot of meat sauce with spaghetti and Italian bread which we ate for lunch for about 3 days after as well. We also had a big pot of chicken soup, and crockpot chili sauce chicken with stuffing and beans. We even had a white pizza on Saturday night which we got for free for the hubs doing a favor for the pizzeria owner. Those are the best kinds of pizza right? I also made two loaves of raisin bread to test out my yeast for St. Joseph’s bread season which is right around the corner. It was very yummy.

Total this week $23.54
Grand total for the year $266.66

What did you have this week for dinner that was interesting? Have you ever though of a no spend month? That is definitely one of my goals coming up.

See you next week! -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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