I'm starting to think that I'll actually be able to do this. Though, many of the casseroles I had lined up I've made already. But still, only one more week and still plenty of food in our cupboards. I'll just have to be more creative.
Yesterday I decided to make banana bread with some of the bananas in our freezer and realized I was out of flour. I went to Smiths because I wanted to see if I had to spend all $25 on my card all at once, or if I could do it a little at a time. I wasn't planning on using it, though, since I'm trying to do this without the buffer, but it ended up on there anyway. Oh well. I'll keep track both ways.
Then today I wanted to make a fruit salad with the cantaloupe and kiwis from last week, but without any other fruit, that's kind of a lame fruit salad, so we stopped by Buy Low today. Great news is, I only used half the fruit (well, only a tiny fraction of the kiwis) and had enough to feed three people with leftovers, so I'll be able to make another fruit salad to send with lunches.
3 Pink Lady Apples: $0.24
2 bananas: $0.44
Budget left: $8.85 ($4.84 w/o buffer)
Buffer left: $20.99