Thursday, June 30, 2011

Week 25: Project Food Budget

Week 24 of Reluctant Vegetarian's Project: Food Budget

Goal: $75
Actual: $92.53

My simple summer meals this week were extremely budget-friendly. Mostly I ate salads or some dish involving steamed kale made with fresh produce I got at farmers' markets (lettuce and kale are in season), fruit, my homemade whole-wheat bread with PB&J, tofu fries or a bean spread, and all the leftovers from my weekend BBQ. This week I included the cost of hosting that BBQ in the budget, though in previous weeks I haven't included entertaining costs.

This upcoming week, the final week of this project, will be a challenge. We've rented a house in wild and wonderful West Virginia for the holiday weekend, so I'll be bringing food there to cook my own meals. The challenge will be that it's a holiday, so I don't want to go overboard and make feasts every day, but I'm sure I'll want to splurge a little. I'll plan my menu tonight to try to make it as budget-friendly as possible.

Happy 4th of July cooking!


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1 comment:

  1. have fun this weekend! i'm taking my twin 3.5 year old nephews to the Strip District so they can sample stuff at Farmers Market and Pgh Public Market. Then to parks around the city for good times!