Today has been all about the relaxing. Mum generally works her days off as an A-D plan. It is as follows:
Plan A: Up early, into town, eat out, go to a movie, mooch around the shops. Entertaining buy usually expensive.
Plan B: Sleep in, eat at home, late movie, buy a cupcake - moderate expensive.
Plan C: Sleep in, eat at home, go get groceries. Necessary expenses, built into budget.
Plan D: Sleep in, eat out of cupboards and fridge, watch tv and read. Spend no money.
Mum stuck with the plan D, that way the money she saved today can go towards having some fun with friends at the weekend. So for the next few lunches and dinners, she wants to use some of the supplies that are in her fridge and pantry. Tonight will be a pasta salad with sweetcorn, tuna and dressing, a mix that mum had lots when she lived in the UK. She needs some vegetables so will cook up some carrots, and has some cucumber.