Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Day One (and the day before!)

I haven't spent one penny all day! Aren't you proud of me? This is gonna be easy!

Ok, now back to reality. I really haven't spent anything today but, really, it's only been one day. I did go shopping last night so that I wouldn't start the month out with a deficit. My budget for Costco was $75 but I spent $81 (in my defense, $17 of that was toilet paper, not food). I spent $99 at Winco (less than my usual budget of $125) and part of that was new make-up (I just got over an eye infection and was told to toss all my eye make-up and buy new so that I wouldn't cross-contaminate or some such thing). Do you know how expensive eye make-up is??

So, I shouldn't need to go shopping again until next week and then I'll only have $50. We'll see how that goes.

So far today this is what we've eaten:

Breakfasts: pretty much everyone had cereal except Kaden and I. Kaden had leftover pancakes and I had nothing. I know, I know . . . most important meal of the day, yada, yada, yada. I just forgot. Wednesdays are really busy mornings and I was walking to work when I realized that I hadn't ever eaten breakfast. I promise to do better.

Lunch: leftovers. I had refried beans, rice, cheese, salsa, tomatoes. And a banana, and a homemade granola bar. Kaden had peanut butter and jelly, kiwi, pretzels, and something else I can't remember right now. I don't know what the other kids had - they pack their own lunches, but I'm pretty sure they all had granola bars (the store bought kind, what will they do when those run out?)

Dinner: zucchini pie (recipe tonight or tomorrow), scratch cheese biscuits (I'm out of Bisquick, poor planning on my part, now I'm going to have to do biscuits from scratch all month!), canned peaches, tomatoes and grapes from the garden.

Tonight I'm going to be doing some baking. I have some zucchini that needs to be used up and I have bananas on the counter that are screaming "MUFFINS!" at me (did you know that bananas could scream? They can if they are turning brown and need to be used up). So tonight I will be making zucchini bread and banana muffins. These will be snacks and lunch-box rounder-outers (is that even a word?) for the rest of the week.

I haven't driven my car all day. Let's see how long we can let it sit.



Nancy said...

I'd say you're off to a good start. I'll be watching.

Betsy said...

when you run out of the storebought kind of granola bars, you can make some super easy ones at home. Easy Granola Bars recipe They're yummy... you might have the ingredients floating around in the pantry somewhere.

Jill said...

Betsy, that recipe sounds really good! Some people in my family aren't fond of coconut but I love it! I'll have to try it. Plus it is a good way to use the sweetened condensed milk in my food storage.