Goal Budget: $40.00
This was a pretty good week. I think my favorite meal was this one: Lemon-Splashed Shrimp Salad. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I created the concept with what I had available. It was delicious.
I was happy with my overall expenditure, too. I spent a little more than I’d planned, but the total included $11.03 I spent on chicken, half of which I froze. I also splurged on a few things that made the total what is was.
Splurges: Gazpacho Soup – $2.99, Ginger Peanut Noodles – $2.69, Almond Milk – $1.69, Chicken Sausage – $3.99, and a Georgia Peach – $0.59 (Delicious!). I’m so glad I got things from the store this week that weren’t on my list. They made the week a bit more interesting, and collectively put me only slightly over. Spontaneous purchases = more exciting week.
Now that I’m planning for next week, I’m debating — should I make it a challenge week? I’m going out of town briefly next weekend, so perhaps I should focus on using up things I have here and clearing out a little more, before I go away? I think I’ll set both budgets, and then when I plan this weekend, I’ll go for the challenge number. If I don’t get it, I won’t beat myself up. Seems like a fun little twist.
Week 8 Challenge Budget: $20
Week 8 Budget: $30
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