Friday, June 4, 2010

The Rules

So it's hard to do $2 a day without setting any ground rules. Especially since everyone and their brother decided that they wanted to do dinner with us this month. So we decided to set a few rules.

1) We have $28 a week between us and it can be used in whatever way we want/need.

2) If we go out to eat, we need to stick within that $28 a week budget UNLESS:
a) someone pays for us or;
b) we pay for everyone, thus making it a gift.

3) Since I purchased groceries before we decided to do this, we need to use as much out of our fridge and

4) We need to stick with vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian recipes. Red meat is expensive and most people only eat it for special occasions.

Those are the rules so far! And so far, the only thing I've made is peanut butter and jelly. I'm hoping to make something good over the weekend, but we're running around like crazy people for a bit.

I will say that our first week, we've only spent $5 on a gallon of milk, so we're doing pretty well.

How are you all doing? :) How's your week been?


  1. Wow, I am impressed! I hate to say that I'm splurging food-wise this weekend with the birthday festivities and all. Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  2. I love the title of your blog. Thanks for stopping by my little place in blogworld. I think you are awesome, splitting $28 between the two of you for an entire week. My husband's weekly haircuts are $17 alone. Over the course of a week, I spend well over $28 for lunch. I should talk to the hubs about that idea. Sounds like y'all are doing a great job.

  3. I love this idea and especially since we are focusing on ways of reducing our spending as well, this really makes sense to see just how close we can come.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat