I didn't get the last part of December posted so here is a update on Decembers spending.
The last post my total was 733.28 for the year.
We had a beef butchered which was 436.16
I ordered some spices and herbs from Bulk foods 377.99
Went to Napi and bought 1000 pounds of potatoes and popcorn 164.00
( 14 dollars a hundred)
Ordered fruit from FFA 120.00
A few things from City Market and Walmart 65.00
All total 1163.15
Grand total of 1896.43
Over 1430.31 for the year I do buy most of my food for the year in the fall so I knew when I started this so late in the year I would be over.
Starting fresh at the first of the year I think I can stay in the budget since there should be some months I won't spend 300 dollars.( I hope)
I have 3600 dollars to spend for the whole year. I do think this challenge will motivate to become more self sufficient, since I have to be very careful with my spending.
As I said before the daycare expenses, clothes, and my canning supplies are not included in the totals but everything else is.
The menu this week is
Oatmeal and toast
scrambled eggs and toast
yogurt and fruit
Mac and Cheese
PB and J
Will have what ever kind of fruit I have and crackers with the soup.
For Andy's lunch he will have leftovers from the night before.
Chili and crackers
Chicken fried Steak and fried potatoes
Green Chili Casserole
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Will have a veggie of some sort and bread with each meal.
Saturday or Sunday we will have leftovers.
This weeks goals
Get the oranges, grapefruit and Tangerines juiced and canned.
Dehydrate the peels.
Pour up the lemon vinegar and pineapple vinegar I have sitting.
Make and can beef stock from the bones we got from the butchered beef.
Can some Chipotle chicken.
Months daycare lessons planned.
Work on finishing Joleen and Katie's quilts.
Start reentering stuff from last year into QuickBooks, to get ready for taxes.
So what are your goals for the week?