In visiting frugal blogs, and getting my feet wet in the whole couponing arena, I have acquire an "ahem" rather FULL pantry. And living in a <700>
Since we've also had some unexpected expenses lately (see post on "what not to do in a rental car) I thought I would try something different for our grocery shopping. We are going to declare February "eat from the pantry MONTH"! I didn't mention before, but our tiny freezer is also crammed full, so full its difficult to shut sometimes! So....I think this will be a very good thing:)
Here are my own self-imposed guidelines for the month:
1) no grocery shopping except in these cases: we need milk or have company coming and cannot complete a basic company-friendly recipe without an ingredient, OR something is free or super close to free with a coupon. A really good deal doesn't cut it
2) I will stock up on fruits and veggies before the month begins, in a storable form ( frozen veggies, or things that don't spoil quickly like apples, onions, carrots, etc.)
3) household items will be bought(en?) at a place other than the grocery store to lower temptation
I will update at least once a month on meals etc. , and how we're faring! Oh, and to give you background on our family...its just me and the hubby and a 31/2 month old baby:)
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