Category Archives: Feeding 5 on $100 a week

Feeding 4 on $100 a Week: Just Eat at Your Mom’s House

Last week I thought I barely squeaked in under budget at $98 for combined grocery and restaurant spending, but I wondered if I had forgotten about a shopping trip in there somewhere. Yeah, I did. I found a receipt for $47.50 at Jewel. I swear I do not taking sleeping pills but it looks like…

Feeding 4 on $100 a Week: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore

I’m just going to admit it: I keep track of my food spending very well while dealing with moving the family across the country. With less than 3 weeks till Go Time, it’s survival of the fittest around here. Until I sat down and totaled my receipts, I had no idea whether I’d made budget…

Feeding a Family of 5 (Again) on $100 a Week: Way Over Budget

Epu came home from California for one week through yesterday, so this week I was once again feeding 5 with my $100 grocery and restaurant budget. Sadly, our restaurant spending was way over the top — we had a birthday to celebrate and a $75 Restaurant.com coupon to use, plus Epu and I decided budget…

Feeding 5 on $100 a Week

This week I spent $74.60 at 3 stores. For my $25 restaurant budget, we spent $21.43 — $14.43 on Domino’s delivery (we got the free Artisan pizza and, since we had friends over, threw in a large regular pizza as well), and $7 on takeout sushi (we got it at the grocery store but I…

Feeding Four on $100 a Week

For those of you who haven’t read this feature recently, I returned my weekly budget to $100 but that now includes a $25 restaurant allowance. Did we go to a restaurant in the past week? It was such a blur with the flurry of activity related to buying a house in California while finding a…

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