Goal 1: Cook home-cooked, from scratch meals at least 3 times a week (with a bigger meal for Sunday for planned leftovers) next week.
Sunday - Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup - 5 servings frozen for lunches
Tuesday - Ghoulash - 7 servings frozen for lunches
Wednesday - Tuna and Noodles
Goal 2: Take leftovers to work for lunch four days next week (am working from home one day).
Monday - worked from home
Tuesday - Had leftover chili
Wednesday - leftover ghouash
Thursday - leftover pepper soup
Friday - leftover chili
Goal 3: Check out programs that might help save money on non-grocery items that we regularly use.
KMart Reward program researched and money already saved. Will use as I regularly do.
Walgreens Rewards program researched and am thinking about documenting my walking program to add to my savings. Also considering signing up for emails to take advantage of sale prices/rewards/combined with coupon deals. But will probably not spend very much more at Walgreens than I do presently.
Goal 4: Keep searching for more affordable yarn options.
Found an online source for 100% cotton yarn in bulk. Won't get it until next week, so I don't know if it's going to work out long-term as a replacement source for cotton. But, found the yarn I thought I would have to spend $50 for for $30 (including shipping)
Goal 5: Not dip into savings this week for expenses. (this one is probably going to be tough)
Mostly good, a little bad. There were some savings over planned expenses and two unexpected expnses (gas fill up and yarn opportunity) - and yes, the yarn opportunity was something that could have waited. But at least this week, I didn't need to dip into savings.