Thursday, February 11, 2010

Eat from your pantry results

OK, I am finally getting around to my Eat from you Pantry Challenge results post. I had completely forgotten to do it. I must admit that I remembered when I saw my mom's post on her challenge.
Well, anyway, I really enjoyed doing this challenge. It helped me see where my weaknesses are in my pantry and food storage. So I ended up spending $386.00. I normally spend about $600.00. These amounts include household items, school lunch items, toiletries, diapers, etc. So I didn't blow it out of the water, but I was able to save $214.00 for the month of January.

A few things that I enjoyed was trying new recipes so I could use up different types of meat in my freezer. I also enjoyed eating more of the items that came from our garden last year that I put up. I am excited to get started on my garden for this year and can even more of a variety of items. I also enjoyed getting to know my crock pot again. We had some really great dinners from that little jewel.

Because of this challenge I have changed the way I think about grocery shopping and meal preparation. I am looking forward to implementing these changes throughout this year.

I have included a couple pictures of pictures of my pantry and a little bit of my food storage. I am also going to be working this year on increasing my food storage. Because of my husband changing careers and starting over the past two years, we have used up a lot of our food storage items, and I now am gong to try and replenish things. We are even making plans to build a food storage room on our house. I will for sure be posting on that when it happens.

A quote from my very funny friend Kristin, "Fugal is the new black!" Let's make the most of it!

4 comments:

Boyd Family said...

Way to go on the pantry challenge. Just think that is $200 towards next months food. Cute pics on Addison's b-day post too.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

That's great that you saved that much. Wow! Good job!
I'm itching to garden as well. It'll be time to start my seeds in the house soon. I can't wait.

Amy said...

Great savings Maria!

I love "frugal is the new black".. I couldn't agree more.

I'm curious as to what is in all the foil(?) packages. I can see one says Wheat. That's just me being nosy.. HA!

I see Landon is sure to get in a lot your latest pics.. such sweet cheeks he has!

Megan said...

You'll have to tell me more about this food storage room idea - we need one too! I wish we lived closer so we could go canning together, it was fun doing it together back in U.P.!