Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 6 - Didn't Spend a Cent!

Today was a typical Saturday, except we didn't spend a penny. I avoided walking to our neighborhood Farmer's Market; we're already pretty well-stocked with green vegetables, squash, and sweet potatoes from our CSA farm-share. Our children had extracurricular activities in DC and closer to home. Usually, one of us will grab a coffee at Starbuck's. Not today! My husband actually went to check out the DC YMCA to get his exercise in, because our family membership allows us to go to other YMCAs for FREE! Yea! But the pool was full with Saturday-morning swimming lessons, so he just headed back to wait for my daughter's class to end.

We managed to find some frozen chicken in our freezer that shouldn't have been packaged with salt, so we made a simple dinner: chicken in garlic and herbs with non-iodized salt, roasted sweet potatoes and roasted butternut squash. Our neighbors and we sometimes share meals, so we joined them at their place. I stuck with the food we made, because of the iodine issue (salt, butter, Parmesan cheese, sausage were all a "no-go") but everyone else ate a bit of everything. My husband was happy to be offered a beer with dinner, since we don't have any!

Must Admit: Nothing. It was an easy day for me.
Savings Surprise: We easily spend $15-$20 when we go to the Farmer's Market.
Note: I'm eating a low-iodine diet (LID) for about 2 weeks now. It's going to challenge our spending habits in a few days, I suspect. You can read Day 5 Part 2 if you want all the details on LID.

1 comment:

Rachel W said...

Hey Katy, I am enjoying following your no spending experiment. Way to go! I think any spending for your LID diet can certainly be considered a necessity- you gotta eat! At least you are more likely to come out of the store with only what you need for the next few meals and not all those extra things that tend to jump into the cart when in the supermarket. Why does that happen???? Hugs, Rachel