Frugality Challenge: Dinner.
My Oldest Daughter, age 12, and I went to Kroger with the task of buying dinner for us with a $10 budget. We weighed fruit, compared nutrition and did tons of math. She surprised me and decided we didn’t need meat as it was the most expensive item and we already had plenty of protein.
Final order… Store brand tortilla chips ($1), small block of Colby Jack ($1.88), snack carrots ($1.29), two bananas ($0.50), a 32-ounce sports drink ($0.56) and a four pack of store brand pudding cups ($1).
Total bill with tax… $6.46.
We ate our fill, enjoyed the pudding and had about a third of the food left over for her lunch tomorrow.
But mainly we had a really fun hour of discovering and learning and laughing and building good habits.