That’s what I spent on groceries this week. Boy am I glad that I try so hard to spend so little when grocery shopping. It’s really tight around here now and in the very near future and yet it’s not a struggle to make great meals with not much money. This total that I spent yesterday includes a few staples and a couple things contributed to make pakoras at a friend’s this afternoon. It doesn’t include the chicken and bacon I bought last week for a meal I want to try this week. The chickens were a bit cheaper then, so I picked up three and put a couple in the freezer. 

This morning at the grocery store, I had to get creative and make some last minute changes. This is what I’m planning on making this week:

My choices seem to either be made because I just really want to eat something again or because I have to make what I already have work. Last week I made a Squash and Bean Saute (which is so much better than it’s plain name suggests!) and I ended up with more squash than I needed. I was able to buy another small one which will make this meal work again. 

I’ve been really enjoying sharing my weekly meal plans!

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3 Responses to $102

  1. Justine says:

    I just came to look up your fabulous squash and bean saute recipe in your archives so I can make it for my visiting mum and dad tonight, and there it is again front and centre! Love it. Thanks. xoxo

  2. lisa says:

    Things are tight for us too, but I love the challenge and it has taught us a great lesson about living more simply. I’m impressed with the $102, I really need to be better about planning our meals a week in advance. I’m really bad about that.

  3. Alyssa says:

    I am so excited to have found your blog! I look forward to trying some of your recipes.

    We’re ultra cheap with our groceries – about $250/month for a young family of 5. I am hoping to spend a little bit more and get some more variety in our diet – more than pasta, rice, and a topping.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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