Saturday, January 30, 2010

Update On This Week's "Eating From the Pantry Challenge"

My Stuffed Pepper's Dinner this week.
Well, we successfully made it through the week with no grocery shopping. I didn't even end up paying out of pocket for milk. I decided to pick some up at CVS with a gift card from a prescription transfer. So our grocery totals for the month ended up being just under $76. Yay! It's really hard for me to believe that we were able to spend so little. And although my stockpile is smaller, it's not depleted.

This month has allowed me to be a little more creative with my cooking. And instead of running out to pick up something that needed to go with our dinner, I would see what I could whip up or make from scratch. It's been fun and a challenge.

The good thing that has come from this is my hubby and I have determined we can probably shave at least $10 off our weekly grocery budget. That's a $40 savings a month...we'll see.

So far I've spent only $22 on next week's groceries. Since I cooked my turkey today, we should have enough meat for a least 3 more meals. We may be able to make it through another week of very little grocery shopping.

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