$17.50 Give or take 20 cents.
I has a Rich!
Ideally $7 of that goes to being a good little girl and buying a week worth of "healthy" food. In this case, a bag of black beans, 5 lbs of flour, a can of enchilada sauce, a couple sweet potatoes, and some black olives (mmm, black olives). If I still had the whole $21, I'd toss a vat of vegan sour cream on there too, that stuff's good.
With the rest of the money I *really really really* want a couple bags of those meatball things and a jar of sauce. I'd like to stretch to bread I didn't cook myself, but it's only been two weeks since I bought anything, and it'd take at least a full 4 week budget before I could add my dreamy stuff to the list.
Dreamy stuff, of course, meaning sour "cream", bread someone else cooked, and a bag of "cheese". Which all go on the menu if I mathed wrong.
Otherwise, I'm looking at a couple days of tasty "meatball" subs, a couple days of tasty enchiladas, and a couple days of tasty fake chimi-type things (I heart the pasta machine for this). If I'm super goofy and pick up more sweet potatoes than I probably should, I might make the tasty gnocchi again. Om nom nom.
I'm actually willing to put myself half a week in "debt" to get the sour cream. Guess it's gonna depend on what things look like when I get to the store, huh?
Yesterday I nommed more fried rice (just a little left), with plenty of tasty sweet chili sauce. I heart sweet chili sauce. It's time for a change, though. I've spent too many meals lately in my home-made chinese take-away. Time for homemade Italian take-away and homemade cheap Mexican place.
Variety's important, right?