Brown Bag Challenge Week 3 Recap

I will be the first to say that I am the absolute worst when it comes to daily blogging. So apologies for making a lofty promise that’s a bit hard to keep. Week 3 of the Brown Bag Challenge ended…well not too great.

I brought food in to work 2 of the 5 days :(. So on Monday I brought in Hummus and Pita chips and saved $14. But the progress wasn’t maintained since Tuesday and Wednesday saw me purchasing. So minus $28. On Thursday I brought Rice and Tomato Stew in to work, so a small victory. Unfortunately the week closed on a weak note since I purchased lunch on Friday.

I’m starting to notice the trend of being able to bring in my meals some days of the week and not the full. That’s not too bad. It’s progress. 🙂

So in all for week 3 I saved $28 and spent $42. For days 8&9 of last week I spent $28 dollars total. As of now I have banked $98. Yayyy me!

Brown Bag Challenge Day 5&6 Recap

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3 out of 6 is all I can really say right now. So far I was able to bring my meals 3 out of the 6 days the challenge has run. I realize that when ever I run late, I’m prone to leaving my meals in the fridge and purchasing.

On Friday I was running late and purchased both breakfast and lunch losing about $12 dollars. Today I was running late again but I think it was in direct relation to the Labor Day Barbecue that I hosted. Ironically I had no leftovers so I had to purchase lunch for $8.

Combined loss $20. Overall saved $48.

For this week I going to aim to wake up earlier to allow for more wiggle room for my departure from the house; to reduce the odds of leaving the food behind. I also plan to add some variety to my brown bags to reduce the temptation to purchase, because I noticed that eating the same meal makes me bored.
It’s harder than I thought it’d be!

Pupuseria Las Delicias

The weather has warmed up and memorial day has arrived. What better way to welcome the summer days than with BBQ. And I did just that this weekend.

Pupu20150510_132153seria Las Delicias is a roadside barbecue stand on route 1. Seeing smoke, trucks, and people milling around w20150509_184820 (1)hile driving by I just had to go and see what was being offered.

The set-up is incredibly simple. You simple go up to the grill and order a steak or tacos from the menu and wait. I ordered steak and chicken tacos and was pretty pleased with my choice.

So my challenge to you this summer is to be adventurous and find interesting eats. It may just be worth your while.