This is the first time this month I have had to check in as work has been crazy, so I have been bringing things home to work on. If I need to stay late to get everything done, I would rather bring it home and I can at least let my rabbits out or their cage and let the cats go out onto the screened porch area while I am working.
I am doing well with most of my no spending. I did spend a tiny bit more at the grocery store this past weekend than I budgeted, but I picked up several items on my future needs meat list that was on sale for less than I have seen it in a while- thank you Super Bowl people. I also bought 2 pkgs. split chicken breasts that were on sale for $1.79 lb., but each pkg. had a $2.00 off sticker. Each pkg. had 3 large breasts which will feed RM and me 3 different meals each, so less than $.50 per serving, plus broth from the bones for soup of some kind. I have not had any food waste so far this month- aiming for as little as possible. I do have some grapes that are getting a little wrinkly, so may freeze those for future smoothies. So far this month, I have used up a free to me frozen veggie lasagna (been in the freezer for a while), head of broccoli, block of mozzarella cheese (made homemade pizza), 4 apples that had been in the fridge for a while (Spicy Apple Cake with Almonds); Onion and last green peppers (grilled veggies to go with grilled chicken, grilled Italian Sausage, and Pulled-Pork sandwiches), partial bottle of barbecue sauce (in the pulled pork for sandwiches); last of the head of cabbage and a part of a carrot (coleslaw to go with the meal on Super Bowl Sunday); bag of chips (part of RM’s lunch); left-over onions and peppers with left-over Italian sausage from Super Bowl, and last of the shredded mozzarella cheese (Italian Sandwiches), partial bag of Onion Flavored Rings, and the rest of the container of guacamole (in my lunch).
I did buy a couple of dresses, tops, and a pair of boots (because mine decided to crack) that were on a really great sale, but I saved more on my electric and water bill to pay for them plus have extra cash leftover. I hope everyone else is having a great year and saving money.