Many of the bloggers who accepted this challenge have discussed how difficult this week has been. I know there are regional differences in food costs, but this week has not been so difficult for us. But we have been eating this way for years, and I have a system that incorporates menu planning, very little food waste, primary shopping done at a low-cost store, filling in specialty items and organics from a couple other stores, using mostly fresh ingredients with some frozen and some prepared, and eating meat/poultry/fish just 2-4 times per week.
Adding to the previous total of $117.94 the oil that went into the birthday cake $0.36 and then the oil used today to sauté the garlic $0.20, our weekly total is $118.50 or $4.23 per person per day of the challenge.
Here’s what we ate today:
Daughter: Greek yogurt, spoonful of peanut butter ,water
Middle son: banana, yogurt, spoonful of peanut butter, orange juice
Youngest son: cereal
Lunch was hard-boiled eggs and potato soup. Here is the soup ingredients
There were just a few leaves of lettuce left, so I had my hard-boiled egg on top of that with some dressing.
About mid afternoon, I got hungry and I ate two bowls of cereal
Dinner was vegetable soup made with the rest of the beef stock, the rest of the tomatoes, 3 potatoes, the rest of the carrots sticks: diced and the green beans leftover from dinner two nights ago. I added minced, sautéed garlic and pepper and basil and one more of the bullion cubes for flavor.
The final photo is what’s left of the food we started with