What’s for dinner is a nightly theme on our Facebook page as we like to encourage fans to post
- What they made for dinner?
- How much it cost them to prepare it?
- How many people it’s feeding?
This has become so popular that when I forget to post my fans let me know. The great part about it is that we learn from each other. I’ve picked up many new recipes that I try and enjoy. One of my most popular recipes is Mr.CBB’s Sloppy Joe’s no more packets required! So, next time you pop over to the Canadian Budget Binder Facebook page make sure you are armed with your meal and your money figures because we all want to know. If you want to step it up, post a picture of what you made.
Our garden is coming along nicely, the basil is growing like mad and I’ve already made some basil,garlic, olive oil cubes for the winter. I’ll be making sure I use every leaf up so I’m well stocked on flavour.
Fresh Garlic Green Tops in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and salt
I was also able to get about 30 fresh organic garlic bulbs from my father in law. He has a garlic fetish .. no kidding.. he grows about 1000 a year. He told me to make sure I used the garlic greens as they are packed full of flavour. He taught me how to make garlic paste and garlic pesto which I will share with you on the blog soon. If you like garlic.. this will be for you!
Basil Olive Oil
On with the show…
Here are your coupon match ups for the week.
Last month we did exceptionally well in the CBB family with our grocery budget. I’m hoping that July is just the same if not better. We have a guest from Europe for 3 weeks on an exchange so we will be feeding a third mouth. She will be studying at a Toronto University. I’ll make sure to post along the way how things are going.
So we have $190 in the budget to spend each month with one no-shop week. We do our best to stick to this budget and post it all right here for you to see. This holds us accountable for our spending actions and motivates us and you to stick to your grocery budget. How much your grocery budget should be is up to you and your finances. If you haven’t designed a budget yet, please read my budgeting series. I am rolling out my budgeting sheet soon and if you would like to test out, send me an email to email@example.com
I have some fans who ask if they can post shop by shop, I would prefer you did not do this. If you can hang on to your receipts until the end of the week and then post it all at once it helps fans to follow your spending habits. Please use my grocery game post as an example and post it the same way.
Total to Spend this week $64.00
Feeds: 2 adults and 1 teenager (exchange student)
4x Black Diamond Cheese Slices PM Freshco $1.97 (no coupons ..sad) our exchange students love this stuff.
2x Dentyne Gum Sale $2.00 ( I have a gum chewing problem lol)
4x D’Italiano Bread $2.49-50%-$0.75 coupon=$0.50 loaf
8x Loney’s Pasta Sauce Sale $4/1.00 reg $3.49 each
2x No Name Ketchup Sale $1.00 1 Litre
1 bag of reduced cherries about 2.5 lbs $0.99
Total Coupons Used $3.00
Total Out Of Pocket $ 21.36
Total to Spend $64.00- $21.36= +42.64 to carry over to another week
The pasta sauce came up at reg price so we SCOP’D one at $0.25
That’s all for the week as we don’t need anything and I can’t fit one thing in our large freezer!
How Well did you do this week with your shop? Post your weekly or bi-weekly shop below exactly like I did above and you not only get to see how you did but you get an entry in our monthly contest.
Here are the Grocery Game Rules.
Congratulations to our June WINNER of the Monthly Grocery Game and that goes to……..Result:7 Juanita!! Congratulations Juanita please email me your address so I can send you your prize.
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