We’ve already established that I am not the best staying on budgets. In an effort to be more successful, I am simplifying my plan. Read more specifics about my budget here. I’m also taking advice from others who are good at budgeting.
We interviewed a super mom on our radio show, Practical Tips from An Amazing Mom. I loved her idea for making sandwiches with lunch meat and freezing them. I decided to implement this idea. It seems like I am constantly throwing away slimy lunch meat.
My son thought it would be so fun to help me. Not really, but he obliged.
plus Cling Wrap and a large Ziploc freezer bag…
equals sandwiches ready to freeze.
Love this idea for a quick snack or lunch.
We weren’t finished with our mother/son bonding time in the kitchen. Sorry, Nate.
I bought this in the store several weeks ago. It’s a Portable Protein Pack. (Say that five times really fast.)
It was really good. Turkey, colby-jack cheese cubes, and almonds. I could make this for less, I thought to my bad budget self.
So we did. I bought turkey, cheese, and almonds.
We cubed the turkey and put it in Ziploc snack size bags. We wrote the expiration date on the outside of the bag.
Then we cubed the cheese and put in baggies.
Finally scooped almonds into bags. We put them in the fridge for grab and go protein snacks.
I am still staying on budget so far. I like the cash thing. I read this article last week. 5 Ways A Cash Budgeting System Will Change Your Life is written by another person who is much better than me in the budgeting department, Crystal Paine, the Money Saving Mom. You should read it. Really.
The two points I like the most in the article relate to the freedom and accountability a cash budget offers. I agree. For the moment. Until I see a cute shirt. Or an end cap sale at Target. You get the idea.
Tune in next week to make sure I’m on track! Let me know how you approach budgeting.