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!