Time to tell the truth.
I have not been doing so well on this, hence the lack of posts on this topic. Apparently not having a fridge hinders my ability to plan. I usually let any frozen meat defrost in my fridge. Since I did not have a fridge for long periods of time I did not want to take out any meat.
Tuesday I took my sister to get her eyebrows done. On the way back I realized on my cleanse I could eat sushi if I left off the yummy extras. Since I was starving it was not a hard sell for me to go to the local Asian supermarket and pick up some salmon maki. I thought I could just sit in the car and inhale them, then my kids would be none the wiser. But I couldn’t, so I picked up avocado and cucumber rolls and plain cucumber rolls for my kids. It was a total of $10 but still.
Wednesday … I needed change for Princess to pay for her TTC card. By the time I was thinking about it, it was after 9. Back to the Asian store I went. It was a difficult decision … LOL This time since it was so late the sushi was marked down. $4 poorer, I walked out with more salmon maki and cucumber rolls. I would have bought the avocado rolls as well but they were not looking so pretty.
**Note to self, buy sushi after 9**
On the plus side, I made macaroni pie to use up the cheese that I had left and I did so without milk and the children said it tasted good. I really need to get more creative in the kitchen with substituting items.
I used to work with a woman who would say I made blah blah blah but we didn’t have any x so I used y. I think I need to follow in her footsteps.
Yesterday I made beef fajitas with a piece of steak I bought on sale as I had green peppers in my fridge. Everything in the recipe I could eat except the tortillas so I just ate the filling. They were a hit so I am making chicken fajitas tonight as I have another green pepper. 😉
I’ve bought little bits and pieces at the grocery store but neglected to do a big shop until the power is back for good.
Poor Diva has been suffering from milk withdrawal.
Right now I have gone over my reduced budget amount but still might be able to make my regular budget IF I watch my pennies. With 10 days to go … I am not sure what will happen.
Being on this cleanse and having power outages is not working in my favour. I hope to pull it all back together this weekend as I can cook and have leftovers. I will be shopping my freezer in an attempt to come in on budget this month.