$30 A Week for 52 Weeks · The Ultimate Home Cooking Challenge

The Ultimate Home Cooking Challenge

This weekend is my birthday, and, although I am not one for resolutions, I have decided that this is what I want to do – starting this Sunday:
$30 a week for 52 weeks – all home cooking.
For 2011, I ate out once in January, once in May, twice in October and twice in December.
Yes, folks, that was it. I am pretty well accustomed to my own cooking, and, I like it.
I have been working a temp job for the past six weeks and it will end tomorrow. One of the perks was lunch on Fridays, always good food from a local establishment. Another lay-off and another year to check off. Do I sound cynical? Laugh Out Loud.
I know eating on $30 a week is possible, I have no worries about that. I don’t feel it’s a lot of hoopla, it is very real for a lot of people and it can be done; well done, I might add. I wish I had all my grocery receipts for the 2011, as I am pretty sure I did not even spend $1560( 52 x 30) the entire year in food.
Even if I got a call to start a job on Monday paying an amazing salary, this will not change. Last year was up and down as far as employment goes, but I always stayed grounded with home cooking, it is something I firmly believe in.
I have quite enough food in the house to last me for the next week to 10 days. I went to the market yesterday and spent $15.97 in actual food. My cupboard is full of beans and rice, also. I am not sure how I can include that in. When faced with financial strain in times before, I would use up what I had in my pantry, and buy very little. I have often bought around $15 a week, just because I had stocked up. So, actually, in the next two weeks, I probably won’t spend much at all on food. I’ll just have to work this out. Maybe next year I will add another couple of weeks on.
On Saturday I will go through my pantry and frig and inventory everything I have.
$30 a week for 52 weeks – all home cooking. No problem!

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