Today I am linking up with www.moneysavingmom.com and www.LifeasMom.com for the Eat From The Pantry Challenge. Since I am cleaning and organizing today, I thought this would be great! For the month of January I will be planning our menus mainly from our cupboards and freezer. What I really like about this challenge, is that it is not about NOT spending any money at the grocery store in January, but about seeing how you can save this month by cutting back at the store and making creative meals from the pantry.
Okay, my goals for this challenge are:
1. To spend no more than $75.00 per week on groceries- I have three teenage boys that eat alot!! Now, my oldest will be back at college next week, so he will be eating off of his meal plan. But, my other two and my husband can go through alot. This will be a real challenge, but I think we can do it!!
2. If a really good sale happens on something we use, I will stock up on that item. I am really trying to build my stockpile, so if something is at rock bottom price, I will get as much of that item as possible.
3. I will get my pantry better organized. I will also come up with a system for keeping track of what is in my freezer.
4. The last three Sundays of the month we will be going out to eat after church. This will come out of our "eating out budget", not our usual grocery budget.
I am looking forward to seeing how others are coming up with meals to meet the challenge. I will post our menu for this week tomorrow after I have worked on our pantry and freezer today.