So- it is the start of the year and my goal is to save as much money this year as possible. I have a stocked pantry/freezer-- so I'm doing a "pantry challenge" this month. I have $120 for groceries: perishables (fruit, veggies, dairy, eggs, etc) and the rest is going to be used from what I have on hand. I also get WIC, so that takes care of most of our milk, etc. I haven't given myself this small of a budget for groceries in a long time. It also has to cover diapers/wipes for Naomi.
I'm excited for the challenge and to see the extra money in the bank at the end of the month.
I have made up my menu (posted on the blog! yea!) and have to stick to it. Because I don't have any really quick meals when I cook from the pantry/freezer- I have to plan ahead and make sure meat is out of the freezer, beans are soaked, etc. I only have enough mac and cheese for 2 last minute meals, so that doesn't leave much wiggle room!!
Anyone care to join me?