Everything seems to being going well so far with the budget. Rent and bills due through the 15th have been paid. Hubby has spent $31 on energy drinks so far this month but he still has 6 unopened cans in the fridge. I’m not sure they’ll last through the weekend.
We still haven’t talked budget in terms of how much money we’re throwing at the credit card this month. I tried to get him to go out and do something today, just to get out of the house. I especially wanted to go car shopping but I ended up angry and frustrated with him. He doesn’t want to do anything except be at his computer all day. He wants me to find a car online before we go anywhere. I have to do all the work, yet, he won’t take the time to even look at the cars I do find. I’m getting nowhere with this so I’m done. If he wants to get to work after June 30th, he better put in more effort!
I meal planned for the week. So far, aside from grapefruit for breakfast (not meant to be my entire breakfast) and two salads, I haven’t stuck with the plan at all.
The juicer is still packed away and I need to wash it.
I haven’t made one smoothie and just got around to washing the blender out yesterday.
Half the oranges were moldy and thrown out. I really need to acquire some baskets to store the apples and oranges.
My brown sugar turkey meatloaf recipe:
Pack 1/2 c. brown sugar into the bottom of a loaf pan. Spread 1/2 c. ketchup on top.
In a separate bowl, combine 1.5 lbs ground turkey (or beef), 1/2 c milk, 2 eggs, 3/4 c bread crumbs, 1.5 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground pepper (and any of the other ingredients from the two recipes I left out).
Form into the shape of a loaf and place on top ketchup/brown sugar in loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
I really love the mixture of brown sugar and ketchup. I skipped out on some of the ingredients in the recipes I used as a guide but I did use bread crumbs, so it’s not completely grain-free as I was planning for the week, oops!
KASEY’S SLUSH FUND
I allotted $50 for me to spend on myself each month. I’m so used to buying only necessities for myself that I’m finding it extremely difficult to want to spend money on me at all. I’m really wanting to get this $10 deal on a set of 5 stainless steel mixing/storage bowls but I’m having the hardest time committing. It’s $15 with shipping. It’d be nice to have but it’s not absolutely necessary. But this is money I’m supposed to spend on me, so why can’t I justify purchasing this deal? Aside from getting my hair trimmed, I don’t have any other purchases lined up to spend on myself.
I’m like the complete opposite of a shopaholic. I was very excited when I originally saw the deal, me want! But then I thought about spending money and my brain automatically started thinking, do you really need it? Shut up brain! This is fun money to spend on myself! I still don’t know if I’ll actually buy it. I should…
Update: I did some research and found I could get two sets of 5 stainless steel storage bowls for $13.99 with free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership. Ultimately, I decided against it based on some of the reviews I read online. Maybe my instincts were what was holding me back from making that purchase? I guess I have to go with my gut!