Day 24, Pantry Challenge 2020

egg bake in casserole dish on red cloth

Happy Monday, folks! I hope it’s been a good one. While the day itself felt scattered and overwhelming, I must admit we’ve got full tummies tonight! The freezer is looking fairly bare. Though there is still a fair bit of stock to burn through, it’s in good shape to be so much more functional! I […]

Day 23, Pantry Challenge 2020

bowl of salsa and burrito bowl

Alrighty, we’re humming along here. I went to the freezer today and saw lots of white space. There are a few proteins left to go and, of course, some grains that take longer to use, but we’ve cleared out a lot of things, including all the extra baking that happened over the holidays. One good […]

Day 22, Pantry Challenge 2020

pasta in skillet on stovetop

Another quick update tonight since I am running out of steam! Even though I’ve had date nights where Bryan and I have gone out to eat, I realized today that I’ve cooked at least three times a day/every day for the last three weeks. I’m beat! I may succumb to some kind of take-out tomorrow […]

Day 21, Pantry Challenge 2020

bags of chips with other groceries in cart

Quick update for you so that you can get on with the weekend. Not much to report, so I guess that’s a good thing this is gonna be short and sweet. Breakfast Everyone had some variation of Avocado Toast/Toast and Eggs.  Lunch The kids had leftover soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and Tuna Melt Sandwiches. Apparently […]

Day 20, Pantry Challenge 2020

fridge showing empty space among groceries

Doing a Pantry Challenge is a great way to save money, avoid waste, and enjoy great meals because you’re forced to be creative instead of spend.  Here we are close to ending week 3 of the Pantry Challenge? How did that happen? Whew. We’re starting to see more white space in the fridge and freezer […]

Day 19, Pantry Challenge 2020

breakfast bowl with tea and planner

Looking to save money on food costs this month? Consider doing a pantry challenge to use up food you already have so you can spend less at the store. Today was a good day in the kitchen. After a few months of struggling with the kids’ kitchen chores, we instituted a new system yesterday and […]

Day 18, Pantry Challenge 2020

taco salad in silver plate

This month I’m working on using up what’s in the pantry, fridge, and freezer. The Pantry Challenge is one of this year’s Grocery Savings Challenges to help us focus our spending to up our savings. I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all got content tummies tonight, and I’m starting to see some white […]

Day 17, Pantry Challenge 2020

breakfast bowl with tea and bible study

This year I’m doing twelve Grocery Savings Challenges, one per month. The first is a Pantry Challenge where we focus on using what we have in order to save money and waste less. Wow. The days are just packed, aren’t they? Today was a pretty chill Monday holiday for us. I got up fairly early and […]