I mentioned that I'm having friends over tomorrow. I'm having a game night and I invited 3 families over. I went grocery shopping today and spent $85 for a total of $142 for a 10 day period. I bought enough fresh fruits and veggies to last us the next week so I won't have to go again until after the 15th. I knew that I was likely going to go over but I choose to always have food and drinks for my guests. I bought plenty of fresh veggies and made artichoke spinach dip, veggie pizza and lil smokies in BBQ sauce.
Would you have failed your own challenge or would you do what I did? Snacks and appetizers are just not optional when we're entertaining.