Wow, I have been so busy and preoccupied with life that I am way behind on my post. There is nothing really notable about this past month’s food budget other than going out socially a few times so our dining out costs were slightly higher but our general food costs were in control and within our normal range.
One thing we have started doing a couple of months ago was making our own pizzas instead of ordering out. I am not talking all the way from scratch as that is too much work but at least putting our own together. No matter which route we go with this it is not cheap as I am gluten free but I have found it is slightly less expensive if we make our own and we have decided we actually prefer our homemade ones. There happens to a company, Against The Grain, that makes AMAZING gluten free items. When we are in the mood for a pizza night I usually buy the three cheese pizza (in the freezer section) and then we put on our own toppings. Our recent favorite is adding chorizo, red peppers, and some kale or Swiss chard from our garden. Amazingly yummy and making my mouth water as I type this. Last time I made one I itemized out the costs just to see how much it was saving us. Continue reading “Monthly Food Update #8”