Grocery Geek: Marching Into March

Grocery Geek: Marching Into March

We walked into March with a lot of groceries on our hands. If it weren’t for some food writing projects and my children’s endless consumption of milk and the fact that we’re fasting from sugar, I might have stayed out of the stores. But, life happens, and so here we are. If you don’t write […]

Grocery Geek: Goodbye, February

Grocery Geek: Goodbye, February

It’s been a crazy week on the home front. I was computer-less for quite some time. It was like one of my children was gone. Clearly, I need help. Then the oven broke! A few weeks ago, it locked itself while I was making Lawnmower Taco and then turned to high heat. That casserole cooked […]

Grocery Geek: February Rocks On

Grocery Geek: February Rocks On - How one mom feeds a family of 8 on a budget.

The weekend came and went last week and I didn’t have time to post my Grocery Geek report. So, here’s two weeks for the price of one. Since I didn’t do much shopping since last week, it felt like we lived at the Hubbards’ house today. I cleaned out the pantry and fridge earlier today. […]

Grocery Geek: Stocking Up in February

Grocery Geek: Stocking Up in February

I know that February is a “short” month. I have no idea why three days seems to make such a difference, but it does. Regardless of fewer days of eating, I probably will spend our full allotment this month in terms of grocery money. I was looking through the figures put forth by the USDA […]

Grocery Geek: January Finished

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We are better. I think. It was like one day I was hacking up a lung and the next morning I woke up with a miraculous healing. I’m a little surprised, actually. I’ve never had an illness just up and go like that. Usually they linger, you know? Thankful, I am. Hubs and FishBoy16 didn’t […]

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu & Cold Season

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu and Cold Season - Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. Grab the printable list of supplies.

Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. The irony is not lost on me: during the Pantry Challenge, we ate up our supply of saltine crackers, frozen orange juice, and chicken broth. And then five kids and I came down with the Head Cold of the Century. […]

Grocery Geek: Pantry Challenge Fail?

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Late last week, the kids and I went on a restock mission. They had been such good sports during the pantry challenge and my rationing of eggs and milk, that I didn’t want to make them wait longer. I even found some screaming deals on meat that I will need in recipe testing, so I […]

Grocery Geek: Into the Pantry Challenge

Grocery Geek: Into the Pantry Challenge  - How our family is saving money this month by eating down the pantry.

Today marks Day 11 of our Pantry Challenge. I’ve had to be a little creative with things, but we’ve still got some money left to last us to the 2-week mark. I’ve kept up on the inventory and made a meal plan for the next week. I’d characterize the challenge this way: it makes me […]

Grocery Geek: Shopped Already

Grocery Geek: Shopped Already

Yep, even though we’re only 4 days into the month, I’ve already done my grocery shopping. For my brain, weeks go from Sunday to Saturday. So, even though it’s not been a full week of the Pantry Challenge, here’s the update anyway. Sprouts 1 On New Year’s Eve (Tuesday) I ran to Sprouts for meat […]

Grocery Geek: End of December

Grocery Geek: End of December - How I feed 8 people on a budget in Southern California

Sunday morning, I shuffled through my receipts to see how much I’d spent on groceries during our staycation. This involved hunting down some receipts from hubby’s wallet as well. We paid cash, but it came from one big envelope of spending money instead of a designated grocery envelope. Oops. The Target debacle is convincing me […]