March was obviously a bit of a different month for us with me being away for almost two weeks of it. But Lovely Hubby manfully worked his way through the meatier contents of the large chest freezer, sharing the spoils with Rosy, what a lucky little doggy she was!!
He also chomped away at the frozen veggies in stock and most of the salady stuff I had left for him. In my little holiday home I had filled the cupboards with a stash of foods taken from home and I bulked this out with some fresh purchases from local supermarkets, buying myself a few lovely treats with my own spends. Suky the overweight Pug was on a strict diet eating just her doggy 'lightweight' foods and only the merest tiny scraps of morsels from my plate. In two weeks away from home even with the reduced food and extra doggie walks she only managed to lose .3 of a kilo, not a lot but at least in the right direction.
So in the month of March, both at home and away we managed a total spend of just £67.
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Suddenly there is a lot more space in my little housekeeping money tin. In total in this last three months we have spent £176 pounds leaving just £304 in the tin. This means if we want to be able to survive the whole year on the cash left in the tin we have to pull the spending down to just over £101 a quarter, which means a monthly budget of around £33 or just over £8 a week. Is this possible?
To try and make it possible this week we are continuing to eat out of the freezers and use up the last of the fresh foods in the fridge, it's surprising how well some of the fresh items have lasted, it is now over two weeks since I went away leaving the fridge drawers full of salady and fruity type things for LH's consumption, I want to make sure now that I use up every last little bit before I venture out to the shops for a top up shop.
I'll post a picture of the foods when I do eventually have to cave in and shop!!
In the meantime this is what I'm aiming to use up over the next couple of days .....
... most importantly these fresh or in actual fact not quite so fresh, things.
How often do you use up every last little thing in the fridge before you venture out spending?