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Eat it All Progress & Spending

August 4th, 2017 at 04:40 pm

I continue to focus on eating all the food. I really hope I'm not gaining weight in the process.I mean I did make cookies the other day just to use up butter!! Smile

This morning I used up the last of the frozen strawberries, half a cup of cantaloupe, 1/3 cucumber, and lettuce that was getting close to turning. I made a green smoothie with it. I did add some fresher greens, spinach and butter lettuce, as well. Yummy! An odd mix I know, but the greens were dominate, so the fruit wasn't very prevalent from a taste standpoint.

I just made my first batch of hummus in my blender. I really need a small food processor, but the blender did work. I skipped the fresh garlic this time and used garlic powder. Tastes yummy! I will eat some of the hummus with carrots and celery for lunch.

The next item I see that needs to be used is about 1/2 a cup of milk. I may make some muffins. I just saw a recipe for doughnut muffins...which sound really tasty!

In other news, there has been a little spending in the last couple of days. I took my daughter out for lunch after she passed her driver's test! I also bought her a snack and a used book for reading on the plane ride back to school next week. This morning I picked up contact cleaner and five new workout shirts (3 for DH, and 2 for me). One of my tops was on clearance for $3! We have a couple each that needed to be replaced. I did put money in the budget for those this pay period.

I need to stop by the store to cover a couple meals this weekend while my husband is home for a visit. I have quite a few tomatoes to use up, so I think bruschetta could be tasty! We are going out for lunch or dinner as a family one last time before our daughter goes back to college. After the weekend it will just be me and my younger daughter at home, and I expect meals will be super easy and hopefully inexpensive.

3 Responses to “Eat it All Progress & Spending”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I laughed when I saw your headline. I'm eating up all the food. All the time. I need to stop! I'm getting fat!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Me too on the eat-it-up goal! Luckily the stuff that urgently needs eating is mostly fresh veggies, so I actually hit a 3-year low point on the scales yesterday! But yeah, I'm determined to eat up as much as possible. We did have to throw away about a half pound of grapes that had been neglected too long and gone moldy. Frown
    Once we get caught up on the fresh veg, I'm going to have a big clearout of our nonperishable cupboards and see what we can eat up and what needs to be tossed. I'm pretty sure there are some years-old grains that have gone stale. Once we get the cabinets all cleared, I can start making sure I date things and keep track of them. I don't want to get to the point again where I need to toss food that would have been perfectly good if I hadn't ignored it for so long!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Your smoothie sounds delicious!

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