And thus begins our month of frugality Luckily,we already had lots of stuff at home – some veggies, some meat, and especially supermarket items like oils, rice, pasta, oats…so not only did we come in at budget, but got enough meat for the fortnight as well! Meat is from the Mad Butcher, groceries from Pak n Save and produce from a little grocer outside the supermarket.
$55 got us two meals worth of diced beef and chicken each, a bunch of franks and bread rolls, a puny half-chicken, and a $25 variety meat pack.
$40 at the supermarket for a 575g tomato sauce refill, canned beans and tomatoes (score at a for $2), Mountain Dew, 10 eggs, a pack of sea salt, rice wine vinegar, a packet of Chana Masala, hot and spicy noodles, basmati/jasmine mix rice, a jar of peanut butter, 500g of brown sugar, six litres of milk and a container of sour cream and cream cheese each ($2 and $3 on special. Makes my wallet ache).
And for $12 we got a cauliflower, a small bag of mushrooms, a bunch of potatoes, a bunch of silverbeet, and some kiwifruit.
Overall, pretty pleased.
Anyway. Onto a short and sweet linkfest:
At Salon, the tale of a reluctant loafer. I think I’ve come to accept that this probably describes my nature.
One great productivity tip from ZenHabits.
Matt at Life Without Pants thanks the boss who never bothered to learn his name.
Food for thought at Get Rich Slowly: When is your financial situation beyond your control?
Case studies/advertorial can be a cash cow. Via Make a Living Writing.
Lacey muses on the nature of friendships.
Great stuff – Kyla talks image sourcing for bloggers.
And lastly, Suburban Sweetheart perfectly sums up all the reasons massages are weird.