|Here we stand, with one week left and now at $423 of a $400 monthly budget... I have decided to ramp the monthly budget up to $450. This way I can buy a can of coffee, butter, cream cheese and freezer bags to store the eleven Apple Danger Pies I froze this weekend.|
I had wanted to try and halve our allotted food budget. And looking back, I can't believe we spent $800 a month (that's without eating out). If we can keep this up (still haven't decided if holidays like Thanksgiving count, or if I should count half the cost...) we could save in a way I never, ever considered.
And, yes, we still have plenty of food. We wouldn't starve. We would do fine with the food-stuffs in our kitchen, but the mornings without coffee, or rather with ONLY decaf coffee would mean our mornings could take us adults into a difficult direction for the remainder of our day. Also, our apple supply has dwindled down and, with apple season in full swing and a half bushel of apples at an obscenely decent price, it means the lads and I can pick our own later in the week.