Most of you know that I do a lot of couponing and a lot of stockpiling. Some of the blogs that I read had a challenge for the month of January called "Eat from the Pantry". Basically, you allow yourself a certain dollar amount for dairy, produce, etc, but you plan and eat all of your meals for the month from your pantry.
I have decided, that for the month of February, the Fields family is having their own "Eat from the Pantry" challenge. My pantry and freezer are overflowing to the point that I do not have anymore room. This includes the shelves in the basement.
So, tomorrow I will be taking inventory on everything we have and planning around it. I have set a $40 a week limit on my spending at the grocery store. I will be getting cash and using that and when it is gone, it is gone.
This project will accomplish a few different things. First, it will force me to be creative in my menu planning. Second, it will clean out a lot of space in my cabinets and freezer. Third, it will save us even more money.
I will be documenting our daily meals with commentary from my family (always entertaining, huh?).
Anyone else up for this challenge with me?