After raiding the pantry & freezer, I found I already had everything on hand to make my first two dinners. Soooooo... I was able to wait until Sunday to do the actual grocery shopping.
Friday evening we had Crock Pot Chicken Mole- Martha Stewart's Recipe. As I mentioned in my previous post, this was a dinner that was leftover from my menu for the week before so I already had everything to make this. Saturday, I made homemade meat pasta sauce, angel hair pasta, and toasted garlic bread. Again, this was a meal I threw together based on what was already in my pantry and freezer. I will be posting my recipe for Easy One Pot Pasta Sauce later on this week. ;) Sunday, we were invited to dinner at my parents' house so I was able to plan for one less meal this week.
Now for the good part. Sunday was the day of truth. The day of my grocery shopping trip. Did I make it under $15??
Yes! My grocery bill came in at $10.99! $4.01 under my budget! But please note that most of that $4.01 will be spent this afternoon when I return to the grocery store to pick up a carton of milk. (Note to self- Never trust the 13 year old son when he says that we have plenty of milk still.) ;)
Here is what was on my list:
Mostly all fresh produce- an onion, a head of garlic, fresh corn on the cob, celery, carrots, eggs, Ranch dressing (my husband is an addict & we were almost out), and though not necessary, a carton of ice cream. :) I did buy 2 bottles of Ranch dressing because they were on sale 3/$5 and I had a coupon for $1 off any 2 bottles- the cost per bottle of dressing came to $1.16!
So far so good for my challenge. I still have 5 more days to go. Be looking for my next update!