I mentioned last week that I was aiming to reduce my discretionary spending on food. And how did that go? Hahahahaha. Haha. Ha. Ha. Dismal, dismal failure. There WERE some bright spots. I ate breakfast at home every morning and discovered I loved the salad/bean/avocado combo for lunch. But other than that? I ate out every night, forgot I had a work potluck I needed to bring food for and ended up out with girlfriends for drinks and dinner on Saturday night. My $30 surplus was blown by day two and two days after that I just stopped counting. If I had to guess, I spent probably about $200 on food last week. For. One. Person. (Hold me.) Which is precisely why I need to cut back. And I KNOW it’s possible, it’s just going to take a bit more working on than I thought.
I’m planning on cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom this week and getting organized to hopefully inspire me even further. For some reason cooking when I get home in the evenings just isn’t happening.
I did decide I’m going to eat dinners out this week since I’m leaving town for a few days, but my goal is to find some reasonably priced items that won’t break the budget.
Items I’m Using Up: I’m going to attempt to freeze some buttermilk into cubes and save it for recipes in more manageable quantities.
Items I Didn’t Get to in Time: The tomatoes I mentioned last week didn’t get roasted.
This Week’s Menu
Cereal with 1/2 banana or a smoothie
The aformentioned half a bag of salad with beans and avocado
Remaining Cash Balance: I only spent $22 on the groceries that you see above. So I have $48 to spend on my daily coffee out and finding dinners for the next four nights. THAT SEEMS TOTALLY REASONABLE. We shall see!