It’s the end of the week so it’s time to review progress for No Spend November. I’d say this month of extra frugality is going quite well. A few purchases, but very much in the “known knowns” category.
As expected, here at the mid-month mark I’m a little tired of being creative and figuring out another way to make chickpeas interesting. But I’m also blown away at how fast we are really clearing out the pantry this month! Good feelings.
In the last two days I’ve turned my attention to Thanksgiving, and that’s going to be an interesting challenge. I think meat and some essential dairy is going to use up the bulk of my $150 allotment for the holiday dinner, which means I’ll be relying quite heavily on my larder for staples.
Luckily, this was a banner year for winter squash which is always welcome at the Thanksgiving table. I just roasted my Long Pie Pumpkins – they will be the base for my pumpkin pie. I’m thinking of doing a butternut squash soup, as well.
Ok, all the details on this past week not spending (much) money: