Friday, February 10, 2012

{February Foodfest} Budget Blunder

My blogging has been rather abysmal in 2012, so I've decided to do a revised version of The Nester's 31 Days Challenge.  In October, she encourages you to post every day about the same topic for a whole month to help get in the writing groove which I am obviously in desperate need of.  I missed my chance to do that back in the Fall  because I spent too much time creating my "button" for it and didn't have enough leftover energy to actually write anything - I blame it on pregnancy.  So here is a go at it for February.

Hey, I know it's already 10 days into the month - I've never claimed to be a perfectionist, People.  I won't even be posting on Sunday (and maybe not Saturday either), so if you were freaked out before at the thought of one topic for a whole month, may your fears be allayed because seriously it will be like "18 Days" "12 Days" instead of "31 Days" or something lame like that.  And February is a short month to boot.

Baby steps.

So drum roll please.  My topic is (for those of you who didn't read the title)...


I'm 34 weeks pregnant.  It's all I think about.

And to be completely honest, the real culprit for inciting my February Food Blogfest is my grocery budget.  A few nights ago, I realized to my horror that a week into the month, I had spent almost our whole grocery budget.  Oh Costco, what have you done to me?! Like we're talking I have 84 pounds left to spend for the whole month.

84 pounds.

(That is 84 British Pounds Sterling not 84 pounds of money).

And I'm no math genius, but I have never done anything remotely like this before in case you're wondering.  I have a system!  Where did I go wrong?!  In January, I had an 80 pound surplus in my grocery budget!

Pride goeth before the fall.

I'm still quite in shock actually, but I thought it would be fun to chronicle how I am able to stay within the budget for the rest of the month.  And to get tips from you guys.  And accountability.  And garner sympathy so that you'll invite us over for dinner.

So for the rest of the month get ready for everything food at the Ince Household - recipes, meal planning, cooking in a foreign country, pregnancy cravings, and advice on labeling homemade dessert in the fridge so your husband doesn't eat it before you get the chance - all the while staying within my 84 pound budget.  Pray for me.

Bon Apetit!


Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

beans (in a bag, not canned), pasta, and oatmeal. . .that will get you through the month! :-) haha! Can't wait to see how you do it! :-)

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