So.... you remember my meal plan for today?
Breakfast; bagel with butter.
Lunch: egg salad sandwich.
Supper: pork chop and perogies and peas.
Thus far (and it is 10:30pm) I have had the bagel (no butter, no time) and then... I bought lunch (a BLT) and then... I had a granola bar for a snack and then... it's 10:30pm. So I actually, remarkably, ate only one thing that I had planned for.
Clearly, my meal planning needs some tweaking.
But if I can cut costs on groceries, it will be SO HELPFUL for my paying off debt/saving money lifestyle. And so I think I need to shock myself into paying more attention to what I own and what I buy and what I make myself to eat.
And so, therefore, I present my April challenges, which will be on a weekly basis. And the first week? NO GROCERY SHOPPING. At all. With the following exception: milk. If I run out of milk, I can buy new milk. But there are loads of things in my kitchen that I never eat, and I need to eat them.
So, April 1 - 8, NO PURCHASING ANY FOOD.
And then we'll take it from there. And now I am going to have a late-late supper of egg salad sandwich. Maybe.
Oh, and for the record, I forget what my grocery budget was this month, but I'm pretty sure that what I spent - $557.70 - is probably way more than I had meant to spend.