As I near my no spend month, I'd like to tell you I've done some preparations to help me with the process....like freeze my credit card in a block of ice.
However, no such thing is true.
Like I mentioned before, I'm not going to go on a grocery shopping spree to keep me through the end of the month with fresh diary, produce, and meats. I do plan on going tomorrow, and picking up a few things, but nothing I wouldn't normally pick up on a Sunday.
While I realize most of you do not care what I have in my kitchen (and therefore I'm not going into an exhaustive list) I wanted to point out the major staples I do have, so no one thinks I cheated and went grocery shopping.
2 chicken breasts (which I intend on cooking tomorrow, Sep 30, the day before my no spend starts)
2 mackerel filets
Less than 2 cups of Mexican style shredded beef
A few pouches of tuna
Some homemade chicken ravioli in the freezer
Some seaweed beef soup in the freezer
Fresh Fruits veggies:
a head of cauliflower
a head of cabbage
a few potatoes
a bit of kale
a bit of spinach
I intend to pick up some cucumbers
some butter, and some non-dairy spread
a few wedges of spreadable cheese
1 container of greek yogurt
I intend to pick up 1 pint of milk
I have over a dozen eggs in the fridge, along with dried beans in my pantry. I have an assortment of condiments, but not a lot of canned and non-perishable goods. Only 2 cans of tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato paste, 2 cans of chicken soup, 0 packages of ramen. I do have a good amount of rice, and with those eggs and the flour I have in my cupboard, I can make noodles. Potentially I could make bread, because I have yeast, but my bread endeavors don't seem to turn out ok. I also have tortillas and some mexican rice I made earlier this week.
Tomorrow, I'm making some buffalo chicken garbage bread; which is basically a buffalo chicken calzone, but instead of making cute half moon pockets, you roll it all up before baking. I anticipate having some left overs I can eat during the month of October.
Wish me luck :)