Happy Tuesday! I missed Menu Plan Monday yesterday as we had a cable & internet outage, but you can bet that I am working a menu plan, once again mainly based on items in the pantry and freezer. We have:
- Broccoli, Kale and Cheddar soup
- Make Your Own French Bread Pizza and arugula salad
- Shrimp and Twice Baked Potatoes
- Breakfast for dinner
I ran a Quicken report on grocery spending for the month of September and we averaged 85.00 a week. This has been a pretty consistent amount for us since I started writing a menu plan based partially on what is available at home. I like to check the numbers every month so I can be sure my impression of how much we are spending is correct.
I feel I am having “emergency preparedness” week this week. Today at work we held our first lockdown and evacuation drill (to prepare for any type of gun/shooter incident). One colleague commented during training, “This is just all way more than we need to know…” but knowledge and planning is power, always. Speaking of crises, we received my husband’s first check since the government shutdown and it was 50% less than usual. Are you prepared for a sudden drop in income? What baby steps could you be taking now to make things more secure in the event of a financial emergency? Finally, I read the ‘Disaster Preparedness’ post by CrazyNoiia. This is a season where some face hurricanes, and others have snow storms on the horizon. Are you ready?