Wednesday, June 1, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 1

The 30 Day Challenge aggressive budget starts today!

Alice made sure we were up by 6:30 according to our original plan. We'll be taking out $200 cash and that's all we're allowed to spend on groceries all month. Thinking about this as $6.67/day for 3 meals is depressing, but if we consider it $46.69 for a week we will be able to plan better meals.

We are going grocery shopping later this morning. We will only be buying what's on the list unless an item can't be found for a decent price and then a meal plan change will be made.

Here's the meal plan for the week.

We still have a good deal of freezer and pantry items as well as leftovers to go through so the grocery list won't be so bad for this week. It's good to start out ahead, but as the month goes on some large items will need to be replaced.

Grocery list is as follows:
  • Potatoes(enough for 3 meals)
  • Bag of green beans
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small red pepper
  • Crisco or other vegetable shortening
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cream
  • Can of black beans
  • Mayo
  • Ground turkey
We will update later today with how the things are going.

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