Anyway, my weekly budget for groceries doesn't include buying for a party (go figure). However, every year we host a New Year's Eve party at our house. So where is this money gonna come from? All the pennies that come in have a destination: co-pays, insurance, rent, utilities, you get the idea. No budget for "partying". Time to get creative! This week's grocery budget has offered to give selflessly to the cause, and I have a plan.
My pantry is well stocked. I hardly touch the canned items and boxed rice mixes. They are just my back-up foods. Until now. This week's mission: eat the pantry.
I am certain we can pull it off. I'm actually kind of excited to take this on. It'll be a challenge to satisfy my creative urges too. "I have cool whip, rice, and peanut butter.....how can I make this into dinner?" I'm reserving a fifth of the budget to buy produce at the farmer's market on Tuesday, and the rest will go toward the fun-fund. I can't wait to spend it! I see that I have an affinity for giving my money to others in exchange for "things". I love it. I hate that I love it. Having a budget, however, gives me permission to spend. So the fun-fund will be lovingly spent on streamers, balloons, beverages, snacks and other such festivities. All I can say is: YAY!