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Another Day

May 17th, 2018 at 05:58 am

Yesterday I spent another $11 on groceries, this time at Food4Less. They have a small section in produce where they sell bundles of fruit and/or vegetables for only .99. I bought a bag of zucchini, which will serve not only as a side dish and an addition to stirfry dishes, but also as an ingredient in zucchini bread.

Variables are at 55%.

I baked bread, and it was not a success. I'm not sure exactly what went wrong, but I suspect I tried to incorporate too much flour and the dough was too dry to make a smooth loaf. I also wonder if it was a bad thing to use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter instead of real butter or oil. Anyway, I'm going to eat the bread, even though it is wrinkled and rather tough, and not at all pretty.

I should be getting better at this, not worse!

I went to the school to pick up the boys, but they both ended up making plans to go to friends' houses (which DIL okayed via text) so I ended up going home alone. Oh well, at least I was there to facilitate the process!

In my sidebar, I've changed the name of my E-fund to Gap Year Fund. This is what I'll use (sparingly, I hope!) to get through the low-income year that is coming up starting in July. (Low income is due to the end of my early-retirement payout from work. Income will pick up about a year later when I begin taking my full Social Security payment.)

In addition to the fund, I hope to close the gap with income from mystery shops and selling stuff -- and of course I'll be making cuts in spending as well. I'm almost looking forward to it!

6 Responses to “Another Day”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Smart move on your part to save for the Gap Year.

    I don't think you are getting worse at making bread, you are just trying new ways. You learned that butter or oil is the way to go. If you are wanting a little healthier than butter or canola oil, you could try olive oil. I've used it before with good results.

  2. Rose. Says:

    I think with bread, butter or olive oil is the way to go.

  3. debtfreeme Says:

    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread

    I use the above recipe. Almost every weekend. Better with whole wheat flour.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How close are you to your gap year fund goal?

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Well, I guess my goal has been to have as much as possible, but $20K has been a number in the back of my mind.

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