Now, this presents me with a dilemma. How do you eat without spending money?
At first, this seemed like a tall order. Then, I decided that this would be an opportunity to see what I could make from the food currently in my pantry, freezer, and fridge. So, we are going to see how little I can spend on groceries this month.
To be fair, I'd already bought a little food before this crisis set in, although not much. Some chicken nuggets, fries, and ketchup. A veggie tray, pop, chips and dip for a party. And milk and bread. So far, my grocery bill for March comes to $39.66.
Now, yesterday here is what I ate:
3 Chocolate Chip muffins made from a muffin mix an 1/2 cup milk
Leftover Tortilla Chips and Queso from the party Saturday
Dinner at my Sister's House
A piece of Blackberry Cobbler that I baked last week
So, from now on, I'm going to try and keep up with what I cook and eat and where it comes from. I'll also track my grocery spending through the month and list what I buy. It should be an interesting experiment. I want to see if I can keep my grocery bill below $75.00. We'll see.