Thursday, April 16, 2009


Keturah's husband here. Some of you think this month is about making a fancy meal for a very low cost. Not me. I think it is about spending as little money as possible so that I can spend even more money on diapers, wipes, butt cream, etc. Ever since we had kids, I find myself eating a lot of PBJ sandwiches. It's pretty much awesome. I take one to work about 3 times a week.

2 slices bread: $.22
2 tbsp PB: $.14 (we splurge on the JIF)
1 tbsp jelly: $.05 (no splurging there).

Total: 41 cents.

Sometimes I eat the crust from the kids' sandwiches too. I don't know how to factor that in.

Now here is a funny story. If you don't know this about me, I work at a high school. Sometimes, parents will bring their kids lunch and leave it for them at the greeter's desk. Fortunately for me, a lot of kids are spoiled and have no concept of money, so they don't go down there and pick it up. So if I just 'happen to be walking by' the greeter's desk around 1:30, I have trained all the secretaries and parent volunteers to peek in all the lunches, select the best ones and give them to me.

Just the other day I had a turkey sandwich, some goldfish (the pretzel ones!), a fruit rollup and a bottle of water. Turns out fruit rollups are really freakin' good even when your 30 something years old. Sometimes there is even Wendy's or Subway down there! It's like a gold mine.

This does not cost me anything. Just a few mintues of my time buttering up the secretaries and parent volunteers a couple times a week.


wirrek said...

I'm confused. White or wheat bread? Chunky or creamy peanut butter? I also ate the crust until I started doing sparkpeople. I couldn't figure out how many spark points those were!

wirrek said...

And I can't believe you take your students lunch!! Now go set up that bassinett!

Michelle said...

My husband wants to marry your husband.