Monday, January 11, 2010

50 Dollars a Week Grocery Challenge

I used 6.97 for food on Sunday and today.  We ate a lot of leftovers, and I used the extra money left to set aside food for Tuesday when we have company.  We have more than plenty of food on this budget, but it does take time to figure out how much of what I can use to stay in the 7.00 per day budget.  Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel and go buy organic dairy products, but I am going to stick it out for a month and then see if I want to do it longer.  I got a few good deals on double coupons and got a free taco at Taco Bell with a coupon. This takes some time and effort and I wonder if it would just be easier to substitute teach occasionally and then buy whatever I want.  It is easy to want more when you are trying to live within restrictions, but there are some very good lessons to be learned through doing so.  We have chosen to live on one income and cut back and we both feel like it has been the right thing to do.  This challenge hasn't been so bad, and I am learning about the many other options people have available if they just take the time to look.

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