I jumped back up this month in our spending and I’m not surprised. I got a little disinterested in tracking, especially while navigating special occasions like Hailey’s birthday dinner and dessert and the kids wanting to make me birthday dinner and dessert.
I also threw some “on a whim” items in my cart like Hailey’s favorites chips (Late July Jalapeno Lime), Zevias (root beer), Fritos to go with chili, etc.
Lastly I stocked up on some essentials, like our Butcher Box, oats, and butter. I haven’t seen butter go on sale in forever, yet we’ve used a ton of in baking lately so I just went for it and bought the Costco size butter supply. I also got the Kitchen Aid Pro for my birthday so BRING ON fall baking 🙂
I know I could do better though. I’m planning next week to just use up the random items I have on hand like sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, etc. It’s also easing into soup season so I foresee a lot of soups in our future. I love how soups stretch food out, are filling and comforting, and are just plain delicious. I also started experimenting with sourdough recipes in the bread machine. A hybrid yeast loaf just turned out beautifully for morning avocado toast- I’m going to make it again to ensure it wasn’t a fluke, then I’ll share!
Are you shifting into more fall foods? Do you find that you spend more or less in certain seasons?