"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pantry Challenge Fundraiser....

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!”


  1. Wow! I guess that means I won't get to do the grocery shopping anytime soon! Nice entry and I'm praying Blog-Donna has a boring day today!
    I love you! Daddy

  2. I love it! We spent 8 weeks in Ukraine recently to bring our girl home and learned to make many things from little ingredients. We are now having soup more often and I am amazed at how much the family enjoys them (home made of course!) Can't wait to see your results!