Over the holidays, I got very relaxed. Shopping for groceries was more of a hobby than a necessity. Whatever looked good was placed in the shopping cart. Needless to say, our grocery budget blew up.
How was I going to break this old habit which was reborn during the holiday season? The answer seemed obvious. I needed to crack down on our spending and use what we have already stockpiled. So, I am joining the Good Cheap Eats Pantry Challenge.
Jessica says that a Pantry Challenge “…is NOT a total abstinence of grocery shopping.” Instead, you are trying to make the most with what you have, using the ingredients you have been avoiding, and expanding your creativity. Since I have a freezer full of meat and vegetables and a nice stockpile of baking staples, I figure this is perfect timing for us. I will still need to pick up a couple of items from time to time to finish up a recipe and we just do not live without a steady flow of fresh produce, but I am going to try to keep my grocery shopping to a minimum.
How about you? Would you like to join the Pantry Challenge?
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