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11 January 2013

Pantry Challenge Update: Week 2.

Week two is done.

I narrowly avoided eating out twice this week.  Both times we were hungry and on our way home from church.  I think this weekend I'm going to make some granola bars or grab some apples before we load up.  Then we can snack in the car before we get home.  Oh, and please don't think it's a long trek back home.  It's all of fifteen minutes.  With all the wailing and gnashing of teeth though, it can be a very long fifteen minutes. 

This week, I stayed under budget.  I'd love to tell you it's because I'm an awesome planner and I meticulously went through my menu and what was needed most.  But that's just not true.  At all.

I was exhausted last night and I ran to the store on the way home from work with no real plan.  I just had in my head what we needed - mostly milk and bread.  I think it will all work out.  I still have a pretty good stock pile to use up. 

Here's what I picked up this week:

4 gallons of milk
3 loaves of bread
1 large block of colby jack cheese
1 large sour cream
1 bag of frozen biscuits
6 pack of Mountain Dew (for Ronnie's lunch)
Bag of clementines

Grand total for week 2:  $39.13

Not to shabby. 

My total amount spent for the month is $97.94.  This leaves a little over $102 for the next twenty days. 

And that's why it's called a challenge, right?

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1 comment:

Maria said...

Good job with the budgetting! You can totally meet your challenge I think! :) And good job about the eating out as well. I was tempted to stop and get Liam nuggets last night after small group. It was late and he was tired. But after I factored in the time stopping, and the wait in drive thru, it was faster to heat something up here at home (and we were about 15 mins away as well). Good idea about the snacks for the car. I may try that for after church! :) (or small group, apparently!) lol. Have a great day!