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Way Below Food Budget for the Month

October 29th, 2013 at 03:16 pm

We are way below our food budget for the month (both dining out and groceries). This is a good thing, but I also can't help thinking that it would be nice to go out to lunch for my birthday on Thursday... except I can't! Argh!

Here is what Thursday looks like:
- work in the morning (I have two proposals to do)
- go home and make peanut butter brownies (this will be my birthday "cake") to bring to potluck dinner (may have to scrounge up something else, too - salad?
- teach noon spinning class (that is lunchtime!)
- head up to school to get kids ready for Halloween procession (eat in the car)
- take my daughter to horseback riding (I usually play with the instructor's preschooler)
- head back into town to our friends' house - they live in a good trick-or-treating area (we don't!)
- potluck dinner
- trick-or-treating
- collapse!

It's a good birthday plan, though. I get to be with my husband and daughter, and I get to exercise and hang out with friends, and, seriously, is there anything sweeter than watching your eight year old trick-or-treat? And it's certainly frugal.

4 Responses to “Way Below Food Budget for the Month”

  1. Kiki Says:

    I am traveling for work so i miss the holiday completly.

    Happy early birthday!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    It will be a long day for you, but the trick or treating years go fast. Enjoy! Happy Birthday, too!

  3. Buendia Says:

    Thank you! I think it'll be a great day! Weather should be nice (sunny, cold) and maybe I'll splurge on food to eat in the car instead of making it myself. I could get a Trader Joe's salad or something...

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Happy early Birthday! Hope you have a great day! And yes, the trick or treating years do go fast.....

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