‘Twas a great afternoon around here despite the dreary day. I got a lot checked (I just typed “chicken!”) off my to-do list and am just now settling down to relax a little.
When the rained cleared for a bit I went out on a walk to the shopping center near our house to run some errands. Remember the recipes I developed this summer? Well 3 of them didn’t pass the test kitchen ( ) so I am having to revise/reinvent them. So the few ingredients I picked up, while only about $6, were for the mystery recipes. I’m not sure I’m going to include them in the Challenge because I wasn’t planning on having to make them. I guess since we didn’t choose to spend this money, it shouldn’t count (and because I’ll be reimbursed). That’s what this challenge is all about: not buying food because you just want to but because you have a meal planned and actually NEED the food. Remember: I’m only doing this challenge for myself and our budget! I will note that Kashi crackers were $2.50 a box and MaraNatha Peanut Butter was half price and I DID NOT BUY THEM! It was tempting, but I didn’t. That was challenging. Part of our problem around here is stocking up when things are on sale and then just feeling the pressure to eat them.
When I got back from my walk (thankfully dry!) I found this in my mailbox!! Some coupons, a reusable bag and a toboggan! Can’t wait till it’s snowy out and I can wear the toboggan! And of course I can’t wait to try out some Oikos
Around 5:00 I had my yogurt + flax + jam from earlier – plus a crumbled small sliced of Gina’s banana bread and a bit of Barney Butter (in honor of the BB shirt I’m wearing again!)
I didn’t have dinner until 8pm!
The mystery soup…
Plus some toasted Dakota bread with butta
I can’t WAIT to go read my book!!! Still working on Nicholas Sparks The Choice. I take forever to finish books because I only read about 10 pages per night right before bed.
Hope the sun is out tomorrow 8)