Monday, January 25, 2010

menu plan monday and a success

Well, the Eat from the Pantry Challenge is just about over. On Friday we had what should be our last grocery shopping trip for the month. For the month of January, we only went over our $400 budget by $1.24. This even included the food for Heather's birthday party we had at the house this weekend. This also included some non-food things too ~ like deodorant. I'm feeling pretty good about the challenge because not only did we spend less money on groceries, but we were able to use some of the stuff from the freezer that may have gone unnoticed until it was too late. More saving money there too. Even if we have to run to the store for something during the week, I won't feel bad because we will still have spent less than we normally do on groceries. I wonder if we can just spend $400 every month! Ha!

This week's menu is a long one because of the timing of our shopping trip we planned for about a week and a half.

  • steak & noodles
  • chili dogs
  • crescent chicken
  • tacaroni
  • beef stir fry
  • chicken piccata
  • orange chicken
  • tacos

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1 comment:

Carpool Queen said...

If any of your stuff is freezer burned, you can make a gravy and simmer it in the sauce for a while and it helps mask the burned flavor.

Just sharing the love. I'm ready to be done with my pantry challenge and I still have a ways to go.