Sunday, December 7, 2008

Separate but equal....

Okay...here's the deal.

I am so totally burned out with cooking and grocery shopping I don't know which way to turn.

I am a very good cook but I cannot eat my own cooking anymore.

I have just lost it when it comes to keeping to my grocery budget and satisfying everyone.

90% of the time, I don't want to eat what hubby wants for lunch or for dinner and it is making me crazy.

We want TOTALLY different things.

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So here's what we are doing for the month of December:


We have split the grocery budget equally between the two of us, with leaving $100 for general household items such as laundry powder or toilet paper and cat food.

Personal toiletries such as toothpaste or mouthwash are NOT included in the general pool, but go our individual accounts.



We are going grocery shopping every Friday.

He buys what he wants.

I buy what I want.

We have to stay within our alloted budget.
I will cook whatever he chooses for his meals.
I will also cook my own meals that I want separately.



So far, after just two weeks, it seems to working.

We'll see at the end of them month how well it does but so far, I like it just fine.
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4 comments:

garnett109 said...

hope it works for you

Woody said...

G O O D L U C K!!!
Me an Honey love food, so cooking is no problem as long as there is no Olives/Pimentos or anchovies in it*(YUCK).

Woody

Leigh said...

It sounds like a plan to me. I get tired of the same old, same old.

:)Leigh

The Governor said...

So do you each cook your own meals? Do you eat at the same time? This is so intriguing, I'd love to hear more, because my husband and I end up with the same fights.