That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to [...]
Did you know that the USDA has a list of how much money we should be spending on food?
It is actually a tiered list. The USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food states “The Thrifty, Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost and Liberal Food Plans each represent a nutritious diet at a different cost. The Thrifty Food Plan [...]
> When I first began this blog, one thing that I did was share our monthly food budget and the results of achieving (or not) that budget. Toward the end of 2010 I stopped that sharing for reasons I can’t even remember.
Even though I haven’t been sharing our budget, we still have one and [...]
A couple of weeks ago one of my friends gave me a lesson in pressure canning. A different friend taught me how to water bath can a couple of years ago but pressure canning is totally new to me. My pressure canning lesson was on meat. Using this post with instructions we canned 7 [...]
> Something that has been on my mind as we do the GAPS Introduction diet is our food budget. When we began our real/whole/traditional foods journey we made slow and deliberate changes which really helped us to keep our food spending very close to what it had been when we were eating a Standard American [...]
Since the beginning of the year I’ve been sharing my rotating menu each week. The other day, I was listening to a video and was reminded just why I put together this menu plan. Why we have Stretchy Beans three nights a week on the plan. Why the bulk of our meals are based on [...]
We are having a snow day. It started snowing last night and continues. We might get up to 8 inches. And the wind is blowing a little bit. Earlier the weather said that with the wind blowing and the low temp that it feels like it is 19 below. Joe took care of the [...]
My food budget for September is $490 (my budget for September actually runs from August 23 to September 22 to coincide with my husband’s once monthly pay). I’m dividing that budget between our cow share ($54), beef CSA ($50), Azure Standard ($135.23), Dining out ($50) and Grocery Store ($200.77). In my last spending report I [...]
If you have read here much you may have noticed that most of my posts over the summer have been our menus and our monthly budget (I do hope to someday go back to posting other things too, it has just been soooo busy this summer that my posting has been sporadic at best). I [...]
My budget for the month of September is $490 divided between Cow share ($54), Beef CSA ($50), Azure Standard ($135.23), Dining Out ($50) and Grocery Store ($200.77). I say the budget is for the month of September but it actually coincides with my husband’s once monthly pay day so starts on August 23 and ends [...]
If you’ve been following along, my food budget for August was $550 (our budget coincides with my husband’s once a month pay day and runs from the 23rd to the 22nd of each month). That budget plan went kaboom. My last post I was over by $17.74 but we spent a little more after that [...]
Hi and Welcome! I'm so happy that you have found your way here. I hope that you will find useful information in your real food journey. Our real food journey has changed over the years to include a small two acre farm with a larger 20 acre farm in our future. I'm excited to share our busy, and sometimes crazy, adventures as we learn new things. We're also working hard to be completely debt free so you'll find information on finances and general frugality along with various family adventures plus the occasional 'odd' category depending on what's going on in our world. Thanks for joining along! ~ Millie