26 October 2012
Eat from the Pantry: Week one update.
Well, I've almost got one week down. So far, so good.
Here's what I've made this week:
Breakfast: Cocoa wheats x 2, oatmeal, eggs & fried potatoes
Lunch: Veggie tray & baked potatoes, chicken salad, leftovers, PB&J.
Snacks: Veggies & dip, apples, animal crackers, and popcorn
Dinners: I stayed on my menu plan.
And here's what I've purchased at Walmart:
2 dozen eggs
2 loaves bread
2 gallons of milk
1 iron - my iron broke.
Total spent: $16.82
We also ate breakfast out as a family on Wednesday. We went to Bob Evans and used my BOGO coupon, combined with a Birthday meal coupon. With drinks and tip our bill was $25.68.
My total spent for this week is $42.50. Over by $2.50. Still, not bad considering I had to get an iron. I guess technically the iron doesn't count, but since the goal was to move grocery/household money to my Christmas money envelope, it kinda does count. I mean, it is still less money I have to move over. Still a pretty great start to the challenge.
In the interest of total disclosure, I did have another unexpected trip to Walmart on Thursday. Ronnie is taking the boys hunting Saturday and they needed new blaze orange gear and snacks, of course. We actually have a "hunting" envelope for these things. I'm not counting it because it was money already set aside for this purpose.
Don't forget to hop over and check out Tracey at Building my House and see how she's doing.