Well, my month of no shopping is over. Despite not blogging very often, I did stick to the rules, and only bought breakfast for the family, and a little fruit. The total cost was about $45, or $1.50 a day. At the end of the month though, I haven’t been reduced to lentils and frozen… Continue reading The wrap up – May is over
There are seven days left in May, including today. Quite a few of my friends have said “I should do a no shop challenge too” So, if you’d like to, join me for a week. Set your own rules – you don’t have to use mine. Or do a different challenge, like finding seven things… Continue reading Who wants to join me?
There’s not even anyone I can blame. I’m the culprit. I was grabbing a roast for our Mexican feast (more about that in a minute) and only almost shut the door. The result was that on Sunday we had a lots of just cold meat, and defrosted berries and (Mr Gorgeous’s main concern) melted ice… Continue reading Day 20. The freezer door gets left open.
We ran out of milk and cereal, so in keeping with my promise to the family I have purchased milk and said favourite cereal. $13 spent, and I’m wondering how my kids got the taste for such expensive cereal. (Actually that happened almost a week ago, but I’ve been putting off telling you all) Other… Continue reading Day Fifteen (I’ve shopped)
There’s nothing like putting your intentions out on the internet to get the creative juices flowing. I’ve been cooking up a storm, baking bread,cooking soup, and bottling beetroot. Day two I cooked this lot up to be a tomato, broad bean and basil pasta. I also made pumpkin soup for the weekend. I like making… Continue reading Day three. A cooking frenzy.
Well here it is. The recipe I give out more than any other – Mulligatawny. It’s a type of curry soup that’s chock full of vegetables, really good for cleaning out the fridge, and possibly the very favourite meal of several members of our family. So far, I have never made this and not been… Continue reading Mulligatawny
I haven’t posted as yet about my not shopping adventures as I’ve felt like a bit of a fraud so far. After all, I did a weekly shop just before I started, so although I haven’t shopped, neither have I needed to. Now on Day 7, with a few things running low, the real fun starts. Tonight we’ll be… Continue reading Now the real challenge starts