Day 12 - No purchases.
Day 13 - We usually go out for lunch once a week, but this time I packed a picnic lunch and my husband picked up a bag of chips to complete the meal, not for nutrition, but to make it feel like it was a nice, fun lunch instead of deprivation.
King Soopers - $2.50
chips and a free donut
Day 14 - 17
We went to a potluck and I made a dish using what we had, not wonderful, but not terrible either. I also made whole wheat rolls. We are glad for the blessing of fellowship. Then we ran by King Soopers to get gas and I ran in for milk.
King Soopers - $7.96
2 gallons milk and....I'm not sure what else as I can't find the receipt.
Budget fail! 4 large pizzas on a football Sunday. We are getting a little weary of the challenge, Mom was tired of cooking and Dad jumped at the chance to fix that situation.
Papa John's - $32.93
King Soopers - $6.10
4 boxes of cereal (marked down), loaf of marked down sourdough (to make croutons), 2 donuts (1 was free)
Day 21 - No purchases. I cooked up some sweet potatoes which needed to be used, then mashed and portioned them from the freezer. We sometimes get them in our produce co-op basket but no one in our family loves them, so I try to sneak them in to sauces and soups in small quantities.
Day 22 - Unexpected date night. These days are hard and we need time out to fortify our marriage sometimes. We used a gift card, but spent $6 out of pocket at Rock Bottom and $5.39 at Kneaders.
Day 23 -25 - No purchases. The fridge is getting empty. The deep freeze is empty and has been defrosted. I made pumpkin bread and fruit salad to bring to church tomorrow.
Purchases since Day 11: $16.56 - groceries
$44.32 - dining out and take-in
Month to date: $302.85
We're in the home stretch now, but it'll be a busy week so I may just need to break down and restock.