Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Frugal Food Day 10: Victory!

On tasting my pasta salad with balsamic-marinated chicken, feta cheese, edamame, and Trader Joe's vinaigrette, K declared me his best girlfriend ever. Personally, I think it could use some diced raw red onion, and maybe some cherry tomatoes. Either way, I packed it for lunch today. Breakfast was the usual, and for snacks, I packed a string cheese and the last of the banana bread I made on Saturday. I'm not planning on being out as late tonight as I am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I'll get dinner at home.

I get paid tomorrow--so I really have gone a whole pay period without buying any food during the workday! (Okay, there was that iced coffee on Friday--so it's not quite a perfect record.) Yesterday, I set up a transfer to cover the IKEA purchase on my credit card. I would never have been able to cashflow that purchase if I hadn't reduced my work-lunch and eating-out expenditures so much this pay period! If I hadn't been able to cashflow it, it would have run over into this coming pay period, which might have jeopardized my ability to meet the savings goal I set for myself for June. So really, the frugal food experiment was a stitch in time.

I'll do a wrap-up tomorrow with some of the stuff I've learned during this project, but to answer Krystal's question: I absolutely plan to try to duplicate these results in my coming pay period--I'm just going to do it under-the-radar, and not bore y'all with it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not boring at all! I quite like your frugal food posts in fact. I have been trying to do the same thing.

Andrea said...

Could you maybe do a wrap up with some of your favorite recipes for taking to work? I'm trying to duplicate some of your ideas, but I'm a beginning cook!

SavingDiva said...

I enjoyed the frugal food days too!

Krystal said...

Agreed, I liked reading about your frugal food posts. :)

Strange Bird said...

Actually, I did too. They were inspiring. :)

Her Every Cent Counts said...

i love your frugal food experiment. i'd like to try saving money on my grub. i spend way too much on starbucks!