July Food Stamp Challenge — Day 16, A Day Off

by Katy on July 16, 2011 · 6 comments

Today is day sixteen of the July Food Stamp Challenge and I’m going to take a day off from blogging about it. I am tired and not really in the mood to write, and kind of want to take advantage of the rainy weather to curl up on the couch with a good library book. (I have three good chick lit books that I just checked out and are calling out to me.)

I will say that last night’s dinner featured the salmon that my friend had brought over last month, (and which I had sliced up and put in the freezer.) There wasn’t quite enough to feed the six folks who ate at our house last night, so I made sure to beef up the side dishes. Sure, there were no leftovers, but my fridge is currently fit to bust, so there being no leftovers was a blessing. I was also able to reheat the leftover corn on the cob, which no one seemed to notice was day-old.

I plan on gathering my receipts today to tally up our monthly total. I’m a little scared, as my husband just made a Costco trip (ostensibly to buy cat food) and filled the cart as he tends to do. Other (ie: regular) people would be happy to have a husband who is more than willing to shoulder his share of the food shopping, but I’m too much of a financial control freak to enjoy this luxury.

Have a great Saturday, I’ll see you on the flip side.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl July 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

Mr. FG is actually WAY better than me at sticking to a list at a grocery store. I’m the one who always thinks of other things to buy!


CC July 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

I just read a library book and thought of your challenge. It was a funny quick read. Have you read this book?

Checkout Girl: A Life Behind the Register
by Anna Sam


Katy July 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I just check ed and my library doesn’t have it.




Katy (another Katy in Portland) July 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Along those lines (summer reading in the rain) my book group last night compiled a list of books we recommend to each other (we took a month off from reading an assigned book). Here is our list:

Anne Lamott, Imperfect Birds
Farley Mowat – Never Cry Wolf, Rascal, People of the Deer
Steve Olson: Countdown: the race for beautiful solutions at the international mathematical Olympiad
Rita Golden Gelman – Tales of a Female Nomad
May Lawson – The Other Side of the Bridge, Crow Lake
Ivan Doig – The Whistling Season, Work Song (Whistling Season is the first in this series, Work Song just published)
Brian Doyle – Mink River


Joe Zollars July 17, 2011 at 12:02 am

should you get tired of the rain, would you please send it my way????? supposed to have a day next week where the heat index is 115. I think I may blow my challenge just on ice.


Alison Wiley July 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Speaking of husbands and shopping . . . . my husband loves to grocery shop, and I don’t like grocery shopping. He buys healthy food, just too much of it. After some fruitless conversations about overbuying — verging into conflict — I’ve decided to live in a state of surrender concerning this. There are so many worse vices a man could have than buying too many organic vegetables.


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