Here was our meals:
Monday - Garden: Green pawpaw salad with a dressing of garden herbs and spices.
Tuesday - Fridge: Vegetable soup cooked in slow cooker.
Wednesday - Neighbour: Dinner at my neighbours. I took entree of left over vegetable soup.
Thursday - Garden: Bastille Day BBQ. I took a very large bowl of sliced/marinated egg plant to BBQ and share. Yum!
Friday - Spent: 3 take away pizzas with vouchers.
Saturday - Cupboard and Garden: Pasta with a pesto made of many different herbs, egg plants and steamed greens.
|Basket was B-Day gift from my partner The Rambling Expat.|
|Pesto - Lemon balm, basil, chocolate mint, parsly, Thai coriander, ginger, lemon grass chilli. Parmesan and nuts.|
|Egg plant, 3 spinaches, asian greens.|
|My Dolly LOVES Caviar. 5 Star Taste On Shoe String Budget.|
- $18 for my office lunches,
- $45 for a special morning tea at work (Bastille Day) of croissants, pain au chocolate French cheese and bread.
- And the $21 for pizza take away.
I shouted my work colleagues a yummy morning tea and treated Dolly to a super special day of Sushi at one of her favourite restaurants and The Circus. This is one of the happy reasons I am frugal.
I am frugal because I am saving for retirement, cutting back my work hours in 2012, want to purchase a house but also save for those special things in our lives such as the Circus. Saving gets easier day by day as less things tempt me. But I did buy something... Hangs head in shame..... a $39 dual rubbish bin for my kitchen. Was it needed? NO. Was it wanted? YES, YES, YES. YES, YES.
How's your spending getting along? Feel comfortable spending on special outings and treats when you've saved your $$$. Or are you always feeling guilty?