Monday, November 03, 2008
I have a new November goal. Everyone hang on to your britches - my goal is to only spend $60 at the grocery store this month. I have been shopping like crazy for a month or so and my storage shelves in the basement are full. My pantry is full, my cupboards are so full things fall on my head when I open them. My freezer is so full that I can not even put in a package of corn dogs on sale at Smiths! It is time to live off of my shelves! I do have one exception - if tuna goes on sale for a good price, I have to buy some that will not be included in my $60. We are running VERY low on tuna, and I LOVE tuna!
Two friends and myself do a dinner meal swap on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. I make myself and their 2 families dinner on Wednesdays. It will be so fun and interesting not to run to Smiths on Tuesday afternoon with my meal list. My goal will also encompass Thanksgiving Dinner. Whatever assignment Tori gives me will have to purchased from my basement! I am pretty excited about this monthly goal. We spend way too much on food and more food and just stuff.
I have already gone to Smiths today and purchased 2 gallons of milk, a loaf of bread, some bananas, and a donut for Kendal for $7.95. (I had ONE bite!) I have $52. 05 and 28 days to go! Wish me luck! Maybe some of you don't spend as much as I do at the grocery store and you think I am silly. I haven't kept track of how much I spend at the store since we lived in Oregon, but I am guessing it is easily over $300.00. Some of you penny pinchers may scoff at my $60, but I still have to buy diapers for my 3 1/2 year old! That dang Topamax - we are blaming it on the medication, not her stubbornness!