Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eating-from-the-Pantry Challenge!


I got this great idea from a blog I read at

I am a "grocery-shop-once-a-week-gal." My husband and I came up with a budget (which I'll get into in another post) and I get together all my coupons and I usually go sometime in the middle of the week to do my once weekly grocery shopping. Well, Mark and I decided it would be fun to challenge ourselves and NOT go shopping at all this week and EAT WHAT WE HAVE. What a concept, huh???

If you look in your refrigerator, in your pantry, in your cupboards and in your freezer, I'm SURE there is enough food to get you thru a week??? (I guess that's all dependent upon the last time you went shopping, of course!!) But, if you're like me, and you stockpile, then you HAVE ENOUGH! What a great way to save some money this week, huh??

Another great thing that has literally saved me, is, MEAL-PLANNING. On Sundays, I check out and see what I have on hand, and what meals I can possibly make. I then see what is on sale at the grocery stores from the Tuesday Ad, (and what items I have coupons for!) and make my grocery list up that way. But, since I won't be doing any grocery shopping this week, I just have to go with what I have! Tomorrow I'll be posting my Meal Plan for the week, if you're interested, and I'll let you know how the "Eating-from-the-Pantry" Challenge is going for us throughout the week!

Soooooooo.....who's with me? I'd love to hear your comments!


  1. Hey Sis, I'm with ya! In fact, what you're suggesting in this post is pretty much what I do every week. As you know, we only get paid once a month. So that's when I do my "big" shopping for the whole month. The only things I buy weekely are fresh fruits and veggies. Let me know how it goes...good luck!
    Love ya!

  2. Yay, Aim!!! Can you not drop by the store this week??? :) We can DO IT!! Thanks for joining the challenge!!