Last night I prepared for this week by making a pot roast in a crock pot. I bought the roast for $5 last week, and used a half bag of carrots that I bought for 99 cents and some manager special mushrooms for $1.49. I figure I should get four meals out of that. I'll be working with some foods I already ave at home and am still figuring out how much those costs per meal, but I know it's within budget. Ack, I hate math!
I'm not sure if this counts as cheating, but I was provided pizza/pop/cookies during a working lunch today. I know in the past when I was low on money, I never turned food away, so I ate up.
I also resolved not to drink beer this week, since the rules said it's not in the budget. I know, not a major sacrifice, but one nonetheless. My best to everyone in this journey.