Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Recap

I made it through the week!! While I was doing the September Savings Challenge I started tracking where I was spending all weekly money. Since DH gets paid weekly we end up putting part of his check in the bank and keeping part out for weekly expenses. ( Food, Gas, Clothing, etc).  My paycheck is twice a month and on those pay days I pay our bills.  I know where my paycheck goes but I have not been very good at keeping track of the weekly money.

Tracking definitely helped me budget our money better. I decided I would start publishing our weekly totals here so I am more accountable. 
This week was a stock up week for Groceries. During September I had used up a lot of meat that was in our freezer. I was done to a few packages of Ground Beef, a 10 lb Ham , 12 lb Turkey and some frozen fish. I know there are many dishes I can make with Ground Beef but I wanted to give my family a little variety. The Ham and Turkey don't fit in my Crockpot so I need to cook those on the weekend. 
Groceries: $124.76
This included 2 Whole Chickens $.99/lb,-  I already cooked one this week with the Bones reserved for Broth.
Pork Loin $1.99 lb. - Cut this up at home into 3 meals- 2 pkgs of Pork chops and 1 pork loin to roast.
Jif Peanut Butter $10.98 - this is a twin pack and DH only like Jif. I don't buy name brand on very many items but this is one.
Boneless/ Skinless Chicken Thighs 1.67 / lb
This gives a little variety in the menu.

Entertainment - 31.00
Dining Out $ 23.96
Gas $182.30 - this is high for us but it included husbands truck, motorcycle , my van and the mower.

A new week starts for us tomorrow.


  1. Good stuff! I'm back to tracking as well... we are full of groceries so hoping to keep our numbers low the next couple of weeks!!

  2. I went shopping today for the first time in a month or so (the husband usually goes), & I was blown away by the price of produce. Craziness!