September goal checkin

Save 20 per cent of my income. Ugh, I think I did. I hope I did. And to be honest, I can’t be arsed checking. But I’ll make up for it by keeping an eagle eye on our finances in October.

Try one new (to me) dinner recipe each week. Roast pork with red potatoes and cauliflower. Tom Yum soup. Salad – lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, boiled egg, feta. White chicken chili. Except the last one (which was actually for lunch) none of these really count as new recipes – seeing as I didn’t work to any – but they were all new to me.

I’m kind of out of recipes. Anyone like to recommend some? Also, although I’m far from pro, I’m starting to dislike working from a strict recipe. Perhaps if you could even point me in the direction of interesting new (but not too complex) ideas; otherwise, I’m likely to modify them as I see fit.

Run once a week. WIN! For the first time in…however many miserable wet months we’ve had? I even went twice this week. Something is going on…

Donate to charity. Yep – donated to two separate charities in the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch quake, before they centralised all appeals into the one. Don’t know how far my $20 will go, but hopefully it will help someone.

4 thoughts on “September goal checkin

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com October 4, 2010 at 01:00

    Pioneer Woman has some pretty cool recipes that aren’t so strict (in my eyes, savoury cooking is not as strict as baking)

    I also like just thinking of what protein I’d like and making a dish around it. Or what flavour I want (miso-based) and then Googling recipes.

  • Reply elleswim October 4, 2010 at 08:16

    Awesome job on completing those goals! Good luck with the recipe thing. Wish I could help you out but I’m far from being a great cook.

  • Reply findingserenity2010 October 5, 2010 at 05:05

    I’m starting to think that having any kind of goals (after recognizing that you need to have goals) at all is about 2,000 times more important than achieving them. At least you tried, and if you feel good about yourself, that’s what really matters. As for me, I’ve realized that all the ambitious goals I set need to be broken down into smaller, easier-to-handle-at-one-time goals. And I need to set more personal goals, too, not just financial ones.

    Here’s a fun goal I’m going to try: try a different, easy-to-cook breakfast every week, instead of just a cup of oatmeal or cereal (neither of which keep me full until lunch!). and I’ve been checking out Eatingwell.com, and their section on “Cheap Eats” (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/cheap_eats)

  • Reply September roundup « Musings of an Abstract Aucklander October 11, 2010 at 22:47

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