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Eating the food in the house challenge

January 15th, 2010 at 07:33 am

Man - I suck at keeping this blog up.

Since I last blogged, my honey left on a deployment leaving me at home with the 2 kidlets. We are surviving, but I have given myself a challenge to pass the time. We have a ton of food in this house. I'm not gonna lie. We like to cook and we like to eat and we like to buy food we think we will get around to cooking and eating. The result? We have a ton of stuff in the cabinets and freezer. I want to try to use it all before my honey comes back so we can start fresh when he comes back (and hopefully eat healthier).

I still buy some groceries, but I'm trying to really keep it in check to force me to use the stuff in the house. I expect we will have a few thanksgiving feasts through the year. I've started inviting friends to come over for dinner, not just for company but to help us eat some of this food.

I read an article once that a lot of families could live several months easily just eating the stuff that was in their house.

It takes more work to plan things out and defrost things in time, but I am bound and determined to save some money doing this!

5 Responses to “Eating the food in the house challenge”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Check out moneysavingmom.com. She is doing a eat from your pantry for a month challenge!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    If you can make it through deployment, you can sooo do this challenge! Good luck.

  3. baselle Says:

    Sounds like a great challenge - a lot of waste occurs when one loses track of produce, leftovers and whatnot. I find that I'm most comfortable when the refeer is about 1/2 full. Buy what you want, but eat what you buy!

  4. janH Says:

    In the country, that used to be the way of life. We ate mostly out of the freezers and gardens all year long. I wish I knew how my mother planned all that out so that she didn't buy stuff. And, how she organized all that abundance. That might be a good thing to sit down with her and ask about. I stock up a lot of pantry items during hurricane season and then have to get rid of it before it expires and do it all over again the next year. I sure could use her planning skills!

  5. tinibee Says:

    @NJDebbie - thanks for the website recommendation. Did you see her commitment for donating to Haiti? Very cool!

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