My second diary of my $50/week challenge. And where did the week go? This week I spent $38.45, and on this I entertained Mr Red Sports Car for dinner and cooked food for Big A’s seventh birthday party. I am pretty sure no-one felt deprived. It can be done!
What is it like to live on only $50 a week for grocery items? I thought I would keep a diary for a week to show how it could be done.
Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me. And I have many good reasons to celebrate, including the fact that I have just paid off my mortgage.
I have a new challenge – can I survive on only $50 a week groceries for one adult and two children between now and Christmas?
As I was making this recipe, I was multi-tasking and chatting with my mum on the phone. When I told her what I was making, she was appalled. “Don’t eat that,” she said. “You will make yourself sick!”.
My housemate begged me to teach her how to make cauliflower gratin. My mum had made it as a side dish for a roast we had had a few months ago. “But I’ve got the craving for it now,” she said.
I am frugal. My purpose in blogging is to share my own financial journey and to encourage others. I don’t consciously identify as being part of the green movement. But being frugal can also be good for the environment.
It is hard sometimes to find healthy lunchbox snacks that your kids will eat and that which don’t contain nuts. And ideally something that isn’t processed (I hate giving them things that contain corn syrup – you would be surprised how common that is).
In my crazy busy life, I often wonder if I am crazy blogging. I mean, does anyone out there read what I write? Does anyone care? Maybe I should go and watch TV instead. I don’t even know what Game of Thrones is – something on the TV?