Pantry Challenge – Week 3

Monday dinner: BBQ pork on rye bread. I acknowledge that our meals are not always the most balanced, but this is only dinner, and often other meals fill in our dietary requirements, plus I do not always list everything we are eating. We had a family meeting this past weekend to discuss how paychecks workContinue reading “Pantry Challenge – Week 3”

Pantry challenge – week 1

Well we survived the first week of no spending. We did need to buy shoes for the hubby and the boy child. I also picked up some split peas to make soup from the leftover ham in the fridge. So not completely spend-free, but much better than other months. Almost immediately after making the decisionContinue reading “Pantry challenge – week 1”

Budget Cuts

Exciting development for us – we have finally reached the threshold of not qualifying for assistance. The wonderful dreaded point where suddenly we are on our own financially. No medical assistance for the kids. No help through the hospitals to pay for medical bills. A boost in income that leads to a downfall in income.Continue reading “Budget Cuts”