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February No Spend: Torn Clothing, Credit, Pantry Status

February 11th, 2016 at 10:05 am

I seem to have torn a hole in a favorite pair of workout capris. And not in way that can easily be repaired. So into the trash. I have two other pairs I can wear to finish out the month of February. Although, I will say this tempts me to want to see if I can find any on clearance (usually a good time of year for that). But for now, I'm going to resist. As that is part of the exercise of a no spend month.

My daughter's flute teacher cancelled her lesson yesterday. We prepay to the store, so she informed us we will get a credit for yesterday's lesson. That means $25 back in our pocket at some point. Since this is the first that happened, I'm not sure if it will show up right away as a credit on our credit card or reduce the payment for March. I'm going to expect the latter, and be surprised if it is the other way.

My husband didn't get his hair cut yesterday, so it was again another No Spend Day. Two days in a row! I have done really well keeping myself out of stores. I probably would have popped into a store to pick up a couple school supplies for my daughter had we been to her lesson. So those will wait to be combined with another trip.

I ate Cream of Wheat for breakfast (only one or two packets to go!) Lunch was leftover taco dip on two tortillas and a side salad. We are having meatloaf for dinner tonight. There should be some leftovers for lunch on Friday. Tomorrow I will make homemade pizza, with a side salad planned for dinner.

It feels like our food supply is diminishing. But here is what we still have that doesn't have a plan: 6 apples, half bag mini peppers, two cans of tuna, 5 eggs, lentil soup (freezer), a half loaf of bread, two packages of ground beef, chili (one serving, maybe two), English muffins (frozen), one Boca burger, half bag hashbrowns, tomato soup (one serving), one frozen single serve pizza, side serving of risotto (frozen), can of beets, brown rice, barley, can chicken noodle soup, steel cut oats, quinoa, arborio rice, 1/4 jar of peanut butter, a few Wasa crackers, three slices of cheddar cheese, 1 c shredded cheddar cheese, 8 oz sour cream and large container of salsa.

I think I'm going to come up with a precise plan to get through most of the weekend on these items. I think I will have to allow a bag of tortilla chips at a minimum. I personally wouldn't mind some popcorn.

Hopefully, I can report back tomorrow how I'm going to use all these items! If you see a clear meal with the ingredients listed, let me know. I'm open to ideas. Oh, and I have two frozen bananas...I think I can make banana bread!

What do you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry?

6 Responses to “February No Spend: Torn Clothing, Credit, Pantry Status”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Tuna melts on the English muffins? Beef & peppers on rice?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    CB, I had thought of the Tuna melt idea too. Beef and pepper on rice sounds good too!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    You can make a frittata with 4 of the eggs, hashbrowns, some peppers, and some cheese. Flour tortillas are simple to make if you have flour and a rolling pin. Because you could make tacos with the ground beef, some of the peppers, and spices and top with sour cream. Make some rice and stir in your salsa and it is a nice accompaniment to tacos. If no taco shells or tortillas you can stir the rice, salsa, seasonings, peppers, and beef together. Rice can be cooked in the tomato soup (plus water) with Italian seasonings and some hamburger. You could make a meatloaf with ground beef, Wasa crackers or oats, some peppers, an egg and some cheese. Tuna sandwiches. Burgers with English muffins as the buns.

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Have you ever gone to one of those "recipe finders" on the internet? You tell it what ingredients you have and what you want (breakfast, dinner, vegetarian, etc.) and it gives you recipes.

    I've been trying to work through our pantry and freezer too. I have a lot of starches (lentils, wheatberry, quinoa) that need to form the base of some meals. Good luck! Sounds like you're doing great.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, I ought not read any posts about food! If I read it, I immediately want to eat it. And our freezer and pantry cabinet are really full, as are the basement shelves. I could make about anything you could think of as long as no meat is required.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My freezer is starting to empty ... a little bit. My pantry not so much ... Smile

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