Who is ready for a Pantry Challenge?
I know my family is. We went to Aldi’s on Sunday and only brought home 3 bags of groceries. As my youngest was stocking the cupboards, no more could fit! The corner cupboard that we keep our canned goods in was stuffed to the gills. Cans are now on top of cans. In the lower corner cupboard, no more boxes could fit!
So, Pantry Challenge it is for this month.
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But, do not listen to your children here! There really is food in the house to eat…
There are no complex steps to take here, no lists to make, well, maybe one.
I would start with a freezer inventory first. That will help you immensely in your weekly meal plans. What, you don’t meal plan? See my post here about meal planning.
Make your weekly/monthly meal plan, using everything in your freezers and cupboards. Pair it up, write it out and stick to it. Easy Peasy!
Imagine how much money you are going to save this month on groceries? We will be buying just the bare necessities: milk, eggs, bread, fruit and veggies. There will be other things that come up and I will not fall down on the floor in a fit because they do. Just roll with it…buy what you need to buy but don’t go crazy during the can-can sales!
It is also a great time to re-evaluate your food budget and see what you really need to spend. Maybe you can allocate a bit to a monthly stock up fund, where you use that money to stock up on monthly sales.
So go, make that freezer inventory list and get going on this Pantry Challenge.
Let me know how you do!
My January Menu:
1 – Eat at Mom and Dad’s house
2 – Pasta & Meatballs in the Instant-Pot
3 – Cheesy Pasta & Chicken in the Slow Cooker
4 – leftovers
5 – Venison burger with cheeseburger hamburger helper
6 – Chili w/cornbread
7 – Dinner out for daughter’s 19th birthday
8 – Swedish Meatballs in Instant Pot
10 – Goulash with Sausage
11 – Buffalo Chicken Pasta
12 – Sloppy Joe’s with Venison Burger
13 – Venison Steaks with side and veggie
I will update the menu weekly, so be sure to check back!