So far the $250 Challenge is going as planned. I am amazed at how relaxed I am this month. I'm not worrying about how much money is in the account, because I know how much there is. Mr. G has only used his check card three times this month, each time the purchases were for less than $20 and he told me right after using it. I've been using cash and I can't tell you how much that has changed my spending habits. I'm definitely going to keep taking out cash for my monthly spending money from now on.
Weekly Meal Plan
Budget - $50 of the $125 for the rest of the month
Asian Chopped Chicken Salad
Tuesday - small group - I'll bring an appetizer
Wednesday - Dinner at a friends house - bringing dessert
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas with rice and beans
Friday - I'm on my own, Enchilada leftovers
Ham and Turkey sandwiches
Chicken Noodle Soup :)
At Fresh and Easy I spent $40.72 which included 4 bottles of the sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner I use (F&E brand Retreat) - it was 50% off!! I also spent $12.10 at Whole Foods leaving me $72.18 for the remainder of the month.
Monday Night I made Asian Chopped Chicken Salad - my most asked for recipe. It is crunchy, sweet and overall a party in your mouth. And to make Monday night even better, the new edition of Food & Family came so I got to relax with my magazine and scrumptious salad. :)