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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dollars & Butter

  • Dollars spent today: $0.
  • Sticks of butter used to bake large pan of Melissa Clark’s Lemon πŸ‹ Squares [with shortbread crust] to bring to BBQ: 3.
  • Plump organic lemons zested and squeezed: 5.
  • Free-range eggs cracked and beaten: 6.
  • Squares actually eaten by people at party: 6.
  • Squares I took home and froze, hoping P will like them: 12 plus. [Dan took P and pal to Point Pleasant for boardwalk and beach.]
  • Other from-scratch desserts at BBQ: 4. [Very good Smores Cheesecake w gooey torched marshmallow top; brownies; nut brownies; and fresh fruit salad,]
  • Percent realization that I should stick to bringing a crystal bowl of plain raspberries instead of going to all this trouble, butter, sugar and labor: 90.
  • From 1 to 10, how much my creative side enjoyed the baking process today: 4.
  • Hours since Dan & co. left: 10.
They should be home by 11. Good night.

$ TOTAL DAILY SPEND: ZERO.
RUNNING TOTAL SPEND FOR MONTH AS OF MAY 26: $2,062.86.
MAY AVERAGE DAILY SPEND: $79.34.

COMPARE TO APRIL STATS, DOING MUCH BETTER SO FAR, largely due to spending 9? days with Sis in May?
TOTAL MONTHLY SPEND FOR APRIL: $3,634.28.
AVERAGE DAILY SPEND IN APRIL: $121.14.

2 comments:

  1. I really like how you evaluated how happy the process made you from 1 to 10. I think that could be a powerful tool re: food eaten for me or extra responsibilities taken on. Must mull over.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Yes....I love the creativity of baking but have to figure this out....I probably should have cleaned up around here instead of creating a boatload of bowls and pans and lemon squeezer to wash...but dan had the car and I didn't feel like biking or walking to store for berries or side dish ingredients....I had butter, sugar, flour and a bag of fresh lemons...and then the worst part is when you return home with most of the bars! The neighborhood crowd was much smaller at our friends' house this year--so....live and learn, as my mother used to say. We're going on a little picnic today and will bring the bars in cute tin. Love, Alice

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