Over the weekend, I made pound cake that turned out quite nice. I set aside 1/3 for a friend, 1/3 in the freezer, and 1/3 in the fridge…so nothing will be wasted. I went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and bought enough food for 2 weeks. So far, the challenge is manageable, but I have to keep reminding myself that it’s easier to feed one person than an entire family of 4 on this type of budget. Still, at least I know that I fare well on my own.
Here’s the list:
- 3 lb bag of Russet potatoes -6 potatoes ($1.69)
- 2 shallots ($1.49)
- 2 lb bag of Gala apples – 8 apples ($2.49)
- 1 dozen large eggs ($1.49)
- 2 large organic red bell peppers (2.99)
- Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon – .97 lb at $10.99/lb ($10.66)
Total Amount Spent: $20.81
Amount Remaining: $5.20
The plan is to use up my remaining ingredients from last week and combine it with this week’s supply so I can have a variety of meals and still be healthy. The salmon was the most expensive purchase because I wanted it wild, which tastes a million times better than farmed salmon and it has a deeper color to it as well. I separated it into 3 pieces (2 in freezer, 1 in fridge) to make sure I don’t waste it.
With the remaining money, I’m thinking of getting yogurt, milk, and ginger. I’m not quite sure I want to use up everything in case I need something later…but we’ll see how things go.