**I have been asked about the produce and how I can only spend 10 bucks a week–1.)I look for the stores flyers in the mail and buy whatever produce is on sale and use that. We (and Miss K too) are not picky with which fruits and veggies we will eat AT ALL and so eat any/all. 2.) We also have an orange/avocado tree in the backyard (which i think is starting to sprout again) and TONS of canned peaches, pears, oranges, pineapples that we have stockpiled, not to mention loads of frozen veggies we have accumulated. Eventually I will have to up the produce cost, but until we have used all our canned/frozen stuff, we will buy what is on sale and use what we have. 3.) SPROUTS and Trader Joes usually has some really good deals (3 tomatoes for 1$, good price on green beans, peppers,broccoli etc) and we also buy big fruits and cut them up (watermelon and cantaloupe is CHEAP right now and it lasts for awhile). SPROUTS has great deals on leafy greens and veggies. I have found that my daughter MUCH prefers veggies and fruits to starch (bread, sandwiches, crackers), so the produce cost will eventually have to go higher because we will peel through what we have quickly.**
Start your engines–
The challenge begins today, so get creative and start depleating your pantry.
Thanks to those of you who have joined and who have sent me pics of your pantries! If you still want to play along, join in and read what its all about HERE.
Let’s get cooking!
*I will be posting more about the challenge on Tuesday with pics and some recipes/ideas*