Adventures of an Island Mom


Eating-from-the-Pantry Challenge! April 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — srowe5 @ 4:23 pm


I got this great idea from a blog I read at

I am a “grocery-shop-once-a-week-gal.” My husband and I came up with a budget (which I’ll get into in another post) and I get together all my coupons and I usually go sometime in the middle of the week to do my once weekly grocery shopping. Well, Mark and I decided it would be fun to challenge ourselves and NOT go shopping at all this week and EAT WHAT WE HAVE. What a concept, huh???

If you look in your refrigerator, in your pantry, in your cupboards and in your freezer, I’m SURE there is enough food to get you thru a week??? (I guess that’s all dependent upon the last time you went shopping, of course!!) But, if you’re like me, and you stockpile, then you HAVE ENOUGH! What a great way to save some money this week, huh??

Another great thing that has literally saved me, is, MEAL-PLANNING. On Sundays, I check out and see what I have on hand, and what meals I can possibly make. I then see what is on sale at the grocery stores from the Tuesday Ad, (and what items I have coupons for!) and make my grocery list up that way. But, since I won’t be doing any grocery shopping this week, I just have to go with what I have! Tomorrow I’ll be posting my Meal Plan for the week, if you’re interested, and I’ll let you know how the “Eating-from-the-Pantry” Challenge is going for us throughout the week!

Soooooooo…..who’s with me? I’d love to hear your comments!


2 Responses to “Eating-from-the-Pantry Challenge!”

  1. Amy Says:

    Hey Sis, I’m with ya! In fact, what you’re suggesting in this post is pretty much what I do every week. As you know, we only get paid once a month. So that’s when I do my “big” shopping for the whole month. The only things I buy weekely are fresh fruits and veggies. Let me know how it goes…good luck!
    Love ya!

  2. srowe5 Says:

    Yay, Aim!!! Can you not drop by the store this week??? 🙂 We can DO IT!! Thanks for joining the challenge!!

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