I also got a 10 pound bag of popcorn that should last at least 6 weeks. So that's $1.67/week.
$40 on vegetables from Blue Sky Green Fields (I had 10% off for Mother's Day)
I also had some extra things to buy this week that wouldn't normally be in my food budget like:
$3.50 for Oreos for a school project for The Builder
$5.99 for a snack for one of the soccer games this weekend
$3.39 for drinks for soccer this weekend.
I'm not going to punish my budget for these things this week! I'll subtract out that amount, too.
After all the deductions, I've spent $70.58 out of my budget this week. So, if I need extra bread or milk, I'll be good still and I don't have to take any more away from next week's food budget. As it looks right now with the deductions for the chicken thighs and breasts, lunch meat, meatballs and cheese, I'll have a budget of $58.59 next week. Then, because of the deductions, the next 10 weeks' budgets look like this:
Budget for week of May 24 - May 30~~ $58.59
May 31 - June.6~~ $67.42
June. 7 - June 13~~ $67.42
June 14- June 20~~ $67.42
June 21 - June 27~~ $67.42
June 28 - July 4 ~~ $69.09
July 5 - July 11~~ $69.09
July 12 - July 18~~ $69.09
July 19 - July 25~~ $70.59
July 26 - Aug. 1~~ $73.33
Of course, this will get all screwy for real. . . .. so I should just give up! The kids and I will be in FL for 3 weeks right in the middle of this list and my hubby will be left to fend for himself. The budget will get all summertime wacky! We'll just have to stick to the budget in the weeks that we're all here together. At least I have a list in front of me to try to help me reach my goal.
I know it seems like it takes a lot of time and effort budgeting this way, but for me it's worth it to save money up front and it really doesn't take me that long. Plus, it's nice having some stuff in the freezer with summer break coming up.
Do you have a food budget that you try to stick to?