Monday, March 7, 2011

Hunkering down

Is that a term that is familiar to you? Haha... or is it something we just say around the South?
Hunkering down can be used in different situations, but today I am of course, talking about buckling down, paring down and simplifying the budget.
If you are like us, one of our BIGGEST expenses start in the grocery store.
Now, don't get me wrong... I believe we should eat as healthy as possible and sometimes that means spending a little more on certain items, but most assuredly it means cutting out the junk which is SUCH an expense.

So I am attempting to hunker down, to use what I have and make my trips to the grocery MUCH less often. I have to remind myself, because it seems that, at times, we can get in such a habit of junk food and ease that we forget how bad it is for us and how incredibly expensive it is...

Pulling from the Pantry:

Monday:
Breakfast- Bagels with Cream Cheese and Milk
Lunch- Fish and Chips (Fries)
Supper- Pasta Puttanesca, Homemade Rolls and salad

Tuesday:
Breakfast- French toast (from Monday's breadmaking)
Lunch- Peanut Butter Crackers, Apples and Raisins
Supper- Grilled Chicken, Peas, Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday:
Breakfast- Oatmeal
Lunch- Mini pizzas (homemade) and salad
Supper- Clam Chowder

Thursday:
Breakfast- Yogurt and Granola
Lunch-Sandwiches
Supper- Supper with Ins. Co.

Friday:
Breakfast- Fried Eggs and Applesauce
Lunch- Cheese sticks and Fruit
Supper- Soup and Sandwiches (GAME night!)

Saturday:
Breakfast-Toast and Fruit
Lunch-Leftovers
Supper-Pizza at Youth Rally!

Sunday:
Breakfast- Bagels with Cream Cheese and Milk
Lunch- Leftovers again or Sandwiches
Supper- Eggs and Applesauce

So this week, the only expense hopefully will be our weekly milk run and the items I have to pick up for our game night.
That should help the budget considerably.

My Cup Runneth Over...

1 comment :

  1. Dearest Chas, My Mothers whole side of the family lives in the South. She married a army guy (my dad) that she met when she lived in Virginia Beach with her family. We are a huge family and live in many of the southern states. She is the only one of 8 who headed north to raise her family. We are the yankees. HaHa. So hunkerin down is a familiar term as is y'all and a variety of others. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing your budget ideas, we need them more now than ever with all the rising prices and diminishing incomes. God Bless you dear lady. By His Grace, Cynthia

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