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Pantry Challenge Day 8 (Summer 2015)

This is day 8 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going.

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We’re in the home stretch, folks! I am really thankful for this pantry challenge, even if it’s shorter than we’ve normally done. I’m feeling really good about going into the new month having stayed UNDER budget this month. Yay!’

I realized this afternoon that tomorrow’s our family celebration of my oldest high school/homeschool graduation. We’re heading north to gather with family at a favorite restaurant. I’m bringing dessert. Oops. Forgot about that. It was a question between buying dessert up there at a bakery or baking this afternoon. I chose to bake — and stop at Trader Joe’s.  Continue Reading »

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Pantry Challenge Day 7 (Summer 2015)

This is day 7 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going.

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Oops! I forgot to take a picture. By the time our (late) dinner rolled around, I was too hungry to remember. Sorry!

One of the highlights of the day happened at dinner. As we sat down to a feast, I said to my husband, “Not bad for a pantry challenge, right?” My 11-year old stopped in his tracks and looked at me, “We’re doing a pantry challenge?”

Amen. My friends. Amen.

Also, I will confess to getting In-n-Out Burger at lunch. I skipped breakfast for some reason, so when we didn’t leave church until 12:45, I just couldn’t handle it. Don’t hate me.

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Pantry Challenge Day 6 (Summer 2015)

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This is day 6 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going. We are surviving! I think I’ve still got $60 in the budget, so this challenge must be working. My tummy is full. It helps […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 5 (Summer 2015)

This is day 5 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going. Sorry no picture for Friday. I’ll make up for it in words. It’s been a busy week. In addition to carting two kids to volunteer […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 4 (Summer 2015)

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One of my triumphs for the day was taking random tomato sauce containers from the freezer, the last two cans of tomatoes, and the leftover sautéed veg from the previous night, and simmering those into a tomato sauce for our favorite Boules de Picolat.

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Pantry Challenge Day 3 (Summer 2015)

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This is day 3 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going.

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Pantry Challenge Day 2 (Summer 2015)

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This is day 2 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going.

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Pantry Challenge, Day One (Summer 2015)

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This is day 1 of our Summertime Pantry Challenge. We’re trying to eat up what we have and not go over budget this month, despite all the craziness we’ve had going.

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My Pantry Inventory & Pantry Challenge Meal Plan

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You can make your Pantry Challenge successful and save money on groceries when you take a pantry inventory and make a meal plan. If you read yesterday’s newsletter or last night’s post, you know that my mad skilz with math told me that if we didn’t do a Pantry Challenge for the rest of the […]

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So the Pantry is Challenging Me….

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Looking to save money on groceries this month? Consider doing a pantry challenge and using up what you’ve already paid for.

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