Inspired by Stanley Family at http://www.savingsandstewardship.com/search/label/Eat%20from%20the%20Pantry, we too are going to Eat from the Pantry/freezer for March.
|Our Pantry- only a portion of the stockpile!|
So, other than fresh produce and dairy (and coffee*) I can't purchase anything at the market. I'm trying to keep the monthly grocery budget to $50.
So, I need to come up with some recipes that use what is in the pantry- a new one to try this week
I'm not sure what the kids will think, but they can stand a shake-up once in a while and stop being so picky.
*We are almost out of decent coffee and that is a staple I refuse to live without. All I have left is one bag of the Eight o'Clock bogo coffee I got last Fall, Eight o'Clock is not my favorite, so I usually mix it with my favorite Green Mountain Dark Magic Espresso. That makes it drinkable, and helps the Green Mountain go further.
I do have a couple of loopholes,
1. if there are freebies this week at Price Chopper that I can get, so if it is free/nearly free I can purchase those. What I will need in dairy/produce should help cover the 50% I need to get the double coupons, so we spend enough at the market.
2. I can still get the papers as needed.
3. Over the weekend it was my Mom's birthday and she likes Carvel ice cream cake, so I went ahead a bought one of those ($18.99!!!!). She is worth it and I can't make those chocolate crunchies like they can. So that doesn't come out of my budget as it is a special occasion purchase and happened before I decided to do this anyway.