Monday, February 27, 2012

Food waste Monday and a menu, week 2/27-3/3

Pin It I really was hoping not to have any waste this week. And I was so close, so close...Until I found some tomato sauce in a fridge. Look for yourself. The picture says it all:

Not happy!! Especially because I wanted to use it tonight. Oh, well... Our fridge is actually VERY empty right now, so unless I want my family to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all next week, I really need to go shopping.

But our freezer is still very full, so we'll eat out of it quite a bit this week.

So here's our menu for this week:
Mon.-crock pot garlic ranch chicken,roasted veggies.
Tues.- baked fish, brown rice, peas and carrots
Wed.- spaghetti with pasta sauce, salad
Thurs.- Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Franks (need to use up some Swiss cheese)
Fr.- pizza, fresh vegetables and fruit.
Sat.- eat out/leftovers
Sun.-soup of some sort/ sandwiches

And a picture of a delicious Lara's spinach potato bake from last week (sorry for the quality of the pic. It was taken late at night). But it was SO GOOD!! Even my picky kiddos asked for seconds (and the older Kid NEVER eats spinach). Thanks, Lara!

So, my total food waste is about 50c (I don't really  know the price for it because it was homemade)

Total spent this month: $173.62
Total saved: $96.33
Left to spend this month:$106.38
YTD spending: $448.83
YTD savings: $247.54
YTD coupons used : 57
YTD waste: $27.18


  1. I am sure you food waste cost was less then 50 cents, Lena, as you can buy a small can for that price. Thought you did awesome on your Food Waster this week; hate when I want to use something and it has gone to waste by the time I have gotten around to it!

  2. WOW, you are doing great on your food spending!!! I think you are forgiven for forgetting that little bit of sauce!! HA Funny today was my ref. clean out as well, we had way to much food cooked up I need to make sure we eat.

  3. Sorry to have missed this but what do you count in your $280 ( Wow, great job!) part of your budget? - Kelly in NVa

    1. Hi, Kelly. And thanks for stopping by my blog. $280 includes groceries for a family of 4, all personal and household items (aka cleaners, detergent, toilet paper, you name it.) and DIAPERS. It also includes non-prescription, over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, Maalox, etc.

  4. Poor tomato sauce... you just reminded me I have some canned tomato sauce that I am pretty sure is starting to look like that. Ugh, I need to buy smaller cans of these sorts of things!

  5. Great job if all you have is a little tomato sauce. Sometimes, it does mold quickly, doesn't it?

  6. My hubs found some tomato sauce that was bad last week. Hate when that happens because we love spaghetti.


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