Monday, November 17, 2008

Eating out of the Pantry Again

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It's been a hectic month financially already. This was the first month that my husband and I switched to a new financial plan with a very set budget. We had it all planned out... groceries, eating out, entertainment, everything. 

Well of course this didn't go to plan. Firstly, it's our anniversary month so we went out to a nice dinner.... a really nice dinner. It eliminated our entire eating out budget on November 5th. 
As far as groceries, we started $70 down due to the Very Pricey Chocolate Cake and then we went to Jacksonville for the weekend and had to pull out some hotel money. We also had someone over for dinner and we tend to go all out when that happens. So that made our grocery budget run out on about the 14th. 

We're out of grocery money and food money. So, we'll be eating put of the very meagre pantry. I made a big batch of chili that should last two more meals. I have a sack of potatoes and a carton of eggs. I have bread ingredients. 

We're stocked up on other stuff and ready to hunker down. Only 13 days to go. 

This is going to suck. 

4 comments:

FrugalWannabe said...

scrambled eggs and fried potatoes is one of my favorite meals! If you need some tips or recipes for empty pantries, you might want to check on www.frugalvillage.com/forums - lots of members that are very helpful in stretching a few dollars or potatoes farther than you'd think. :)

Family Man said...

I love having breakfast for dinner. and in the really tough weeks ceral works in a pinch. The kids love it, to them it's like a special treat.

Family Man said...

I love having breakfast for dinner. and in the really tough weeks ceral works in a pinch. The kids love it, to them it's like a special treat.

Redd Horrocks-Maier said...

Thanks for the encouragement! We're handling it okay so far and I'll be making a good frittata soon, I'm sure!