I was struck by a comment my dad made on THIS post.
He mentioned not buying food until everything in the fridge is used.
So, I got to thinking.
How many times do I give in and go to the store to “stock up”, when my pantry and shelves have tons of food sitting there, waiting for me? Basically, its laziness getting the best of me. Wastefulness. Laziness. Pick one of them. Or both.
Mary (my friend) and I were talking the other night and decided to do something about this domestic epidemic. We are going to create a challenge of sorts for anyone who wants to join us.
We are going to use what we have on our shelves BEFORE we go and buy more food. CONCEPT!
There are a few exceptions. We will buy veggies for the week (I have a limit of $10.00 a week for produce), and will also buy dairy and poultry (my limit is $15.00 for the week). I know that doesn’t seem like enough, but you’d be surprised how inexpensive produce can be–and GOOD too! I will use coupons for the cheese, eggs, milk and meat.
Other than that, we are going to see how long our pantries will take us.
Here is a picture of Mary’s pantry:
And here is mine:
(hmmm…..who do you think has the nicer camera and knows how to work it?! haha!)
If you want to play along, leave a comment or email me and we can exchange recipes and tips for making it happen. It will be a great way to use what we have, reduce waste and save our families money!
I’m thinking that Frugal Francine will bring new and fancy DOMESTIC CHALLENGES from time to time. Join me (I mean, her).