Today I posted the following on my Reece's Rainbow yahoo group:
OK, I am starting my “pantry challenge” tomorrow. Here are my own ground rules:
1)For next two weeks, use only what is in pantry and freezer to make meals. Will take inventory and make a menu plan.
2)I may buy fresh produce and milk as needed.
3)Use sites, especially from depression era, to make basic meals and get ideas.
4)I typically spend $150 a week—so my goal is to save $300 in two weeks.
5)I will deduct the amount directly from my checkbook when I would have gone shopping and transfer it to my adoption account.
6)Added bonus – if I am about to buy “anything” else during this two week period, I will deduct that amount I would have spent from my checkbook too. Only essential items will be permitted such as medicine, toilet paper, Kleenex, etc.
I am posting it on my blog too so I can be accountable to you, my friends and family. I'll post my results in two weeks!
Depression Era motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!”