Friday, July 20, 2012

No Buy Food Challenge. I ate cheese...

Yep that's right.  I got cranky about the husband eating cheese then I ate cheese.  But it's OK because the cheese I ate wasn't bought, it was leftovers from his work and if we didn't get it it would have been binned.  So our eating it saves it from the waste pile and because it wasn't bought it's OK.   Yes?   Maybe I'm making up the rules to suit myself as I go along but it's my challenge and that's what we challenge setters get to do.

It's 3 weeks in tomorrow since we started this and despite not buying any food, due to more rooster culling, food from his work, fruit that needed picking and plenty of garden produce, we have more stuff in the fridge and freezer than when we started.  We won't be needing to go to any shops anytime soon that's for sure.

And speaking, or in this case writing, about making up the rules as I go along...Is it cheating if we go out for a date day and buy coffee and cake somewhere?   I kinda think it might be...but maybe not...What do you think?


  1. Hi it's not cheating it's nice to go and do something special like coffee and cake others wise what's the point of it all ...I'm in the process of using every thing up in the fridge and pantry before we go shopping again, just made a big pot of chicken and vegetable soup. Made up flour the other day to make pancakes that I use in place of bread being gluten free.

  2. Barb,
    You are good at rule setting!...and rule twisting. I like your style. And, now you want permission from us to break a rule, one itty bitty violation...nope, just looks like a bit of frugal fun to me. You are doing so well with your food acquisition. And, I keep reminding myself it is winter down under!

    If you are eating food that would be thrown away, that is even better than not buying. Good job!

  3. You're doing a great job Barb - you deserve a treat day just like everyone else. Go on... you know you want to ;D)