Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope you have planned something special for you and your Sweetie! My husband surprised me early this year and gave me a card, a HUGE mug filled with the cutest little bear and chocolates, and a live miniature rose bush! Totally took me by surprise! He’s usually the one who forgets holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries! When I saw his gift, he looked at me with much excitement in his eyes and said, “LOOK!! I remembered!!” Boy did he score some major brownie points!!
With Valentine’s Day in mind, did you all remember to plan for this special occasion while planning your meals for the month? My husband works that night, so our Valentine’s dinner (Yes, candlelight and all) will be tonight! He doesn’t know it yet, so it will be a surprise to him!
How have you done this week with the Freezer/Pantry Challenge? Have you been able to stick with it, or has it become a real challenge? So far, this week, the only thing I’ve needed to purchase is milk and fresh produce! I’m pretty happy about that! I haven’t had the desire to go out and purchase more because I truly want to stick to this challenge to the best that I can. I really want to see if this can be done!
In talking to others about this challenge, they are telling me how EASY I am making it for all of you. They’ve been through some challenges that doesn’t allow you to purchase anything throughout the month. They are required to use exactly what they have on hand, and nothing more! Now THAT would be challenging! Maybe one day I’ll be ready for that kind of challenge. :)
One thing I am learning about this challenge is that I am also seeing it pour into other areas of my life. I am becoming very aware of how we are spending our money. It’s making me think before I give in and say “Yeah, let’s just go out and eat tonight. I don’t feel like cooking!” I’ve even told my husband that Papa Murphy’s Pizza will have to wait until next month, OR hey, here’s an idea….how about we make our own pizza!!! What a concept, huh? LOL It’s been awesome seeing how we are working together in this now.
Here is my Menu for this week
Thursday: Soup / Salad
Friday: Scalloped Potatoes w/Ham
Saturday: Date Night
Sunday: Soup / Salad
Monday: Pancakes, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad
Here’s my total grocery bill for the last week: $21.70
How is this challenge working for you? Are you feeling challenged? Are you working through it? What are you doing to try and stick with the challenge? I would love to see your comments below!!
Have a GREAT day, ladies! See you next week!