Sunday, July 26, 2009

Penny Pinching Pantry Raid

I came across this idea to only spend $100 on groceries for 4 weeks on one of the food blogs I visit occasionally. The idea came from She's Becoming Doughmesstic and it was supposed to be for the month of July. I of course didn't come across this until this past week so I'm a little late. I still like the idea of the challenge though. We have so much food in our house yet several times a week I go to the grocery store to get more. I forget what I even have and a lot of it goes bad before we can eat it.

Here's what our pantry looked like on the day we started. Look at all that food! Wow, I really should have organized it before taking the photo!! :)

And here is a shot of our refrigerator and freezer. I mean seriously, we shouldn't have any problem with this challenge. We just need to eat the food we have!

So, I started this on Wednesday July 22 and will end it on August 19th. I'm not going to include going out for lunch or dinner - just groceries we buy at the store.

On Wednesday I bought 2 half gallons of milk and creamer for my coffee totalling $6.09 and that's all I've bought all week!

This morning Saryn & Jordan had Raisin Bran for breakfast. I don't eat breakfast usually so I just had a ham & cheese sandwich for lunch. Saryn had cheese, an apple cereal bar and yogurt melts.

We are going to have dinner at a friend's house tonight so we won't need to buy or use anything for that.

I'll keep you posted as to how we are doing! Let me know if you decide to give this a try and how it goes for you!

1 comment:

Ian said...

Daphne and I have been trying to do something similar for awhile. We've gone through old things of noodles and cans of beans and such. you really do have a lot more tucked away than you think. We're all squirrels.