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Rule #1

March 22nd, 2015 at 07:35 am

Don't Shop When You're Hungry.

I know this yet that is what happened today. We went for a walk then we popped into the local shop for milk. 16.83 later, mostly reduced items which I've put in the freezer for future dinners. As usual, it was my fault because I picked everything. I was really crabby with dh on the way there so I should have had a quick snack before we left.

When we came home, 16.83 lighter, I separated the fishcakes that I had bought and put them into two bags for SG's dinner. That's two meals. I put the reduced meatballs I had found for 99p in the freezer. I also had a one pot chicken meal so I put that away. We also got packets of jelly to make up for SG, which I need to do soon for tonight's pudding. I'm going to add some fruit to it.

We did have leftovers for lunch today so it wasn't all bad. I gave dh the last of the mince and we both had chicken curry with rice.

I'm hopeful that I will only need to buy baby cereal this week and some more milk, fruit and veg.

Sigh...

5 Responses to “Rule #1”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It sounds like you spent more than expected, but found some deals that really will likely save you money later. Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I spent more than I wanted to in January for groceries, but it all evened out in February with way less than normal spending. It happens.

  3. DecisiveParadox Says:

    Rule # 2

    Being hungry makes me pretty crabby also.
    Compound this with rule # 1 = lots of junk food.

    Sounds like you did get plenty of meals. I feel like I messed up if I do an 'unplanned' shop.
    Everyday I am sent out for something. I feel like a bee sometimes.
    Today I have to gather kitty litter and bread. it never ends :P

  4. chloe Says:

    Don't be too hard on yourself. It sounds like you made some good purchases. And your EF balance is still going up!

  5. snafu Says:

    You're really doing well so don't be hard on yourself...

    Rule # 3 Add impulse food purchases to Meal Plan

    As long as you include 1 of 2 fishcakes for SG in your next meal plan and decide what sauce/gravy you will make with those meatballs like [spaghetti, stroganoff, Danish, penne, Swedish, BBQ, Sweet & Sour, Stew, Meatball Hero] + carb like pasta, cous cous, potato, quoina, rice or rolls. Would you prefer to reduce your next food purchase sum by today's cost except for the milk you planned to buy?

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