Posted in Penny Pinching, Staying Healthy

Sunday Meat Shopping

I’ve started buying the meat we eat at one store, a health food store, to keep things simple and healthy. Sticking to my plan to only buy what I’ll need for the upcoming week, I’ll plan out our meals before I get there as close to when they open as possible before they sell out of the good stuff.

Spending a total of $28.24 this trip will provide the main course for 5 meals:

  • 2 sweet Italian sausages
  • 1 lb of ground beef, cottage cheese, and penne pasta for a casserole that will leave leftovers for the next night.
  • 1 strip steak
  • 1 butterfly pork chop

I still have 1 container of stew beef in the freezer from last week’s trip I have to figure out what to do with.

A week’s worth of meat in the freezer for under $30 helps me feel like I’m keeping us Above the Waterline


Posted in Penny Pinching, Staying Healthy, Work


With my new job I will get a 15 minute lunch break since I’m classified as part-time. No problem! I eat pretty much the same thing every day…

img_3178Meat, cheese, and yogurt. Specifically, 5 slices of meat, 3 slices of cheese, and 1 container of yogurt (or yoghurt as they spell it.) This takes the guess work out of planning my lunch. I no longer stand in front of the refrigerator staring into oblivion like I can’t believe someone didn’t already make me a sandwich and leave it in there for me.

One hunk of meat and one block of cheese will last me all week. This is great for my budget, too! No waste, no forgotten lunchmeat going bad, no more bread going stale. And at a quick glance I can tell if I need to get to the store soon.

I’ve been maintaining this food system for at least 2 years now. I have been packing my lunch for years and years to take to work or if I know I won’t be back home in time to eat on the weekends and such. Only time will tell if the activity level at the new job will require me to eat more since I’ll no longer be driving a desk all day.

So, yah, 15 minutes for lunch, no problem!