In February I plan to have a little cook from the pantry challenge for our family. I’ll still buy milk and try to work some free or moneymaker deals at Walgreens or CVS, but other than that I plan to make our meals from what we have on hand. This serves a dual purpose—I’ll clean out the freezer, fridge, and pantry to use up what needs using and we’ll save some money on our grocery budget. Years ago I read a blog that suggested that you have this challenge in February because it is the shortest month of the year, and those few less days help to make it more doable.
I plan to report what I learn about food storage, creative recipes that I find, and any other tips or tricks I learn along the way. Why am I mentioning it now? I hope that you’ll join me in the challenge. I heard yesterday on Dave Ramsey that the top three resolutions for the year are to quit smoking, lose weight and get better about managing your money/paying down debt. If you reduce your monthly expense for food even just 10% by doing this challenge, you’ll be able to save that money or put it towards some of your debt. Who knows, I might even have a giveaway that goes along with the challenge!