Somewhere out there in bloggy land I read about a challenge to try to use up as many of the groceries you already have on hand and not buy groceries, other than fresh fruit, veggies, dairy products and meat (if you run out of everything you have in your freezer.)

I can't remember where I read it, but I think it sounds cool, as does Paul, so we're trying it out! I think it will eventually call for some creative measures, but for now the pantry, fridge and freezer are full, so we've got a lot to work with! I started this September 1, and I'm going to see how long I can go at it for :)

It got a little tricky tonight as we had three men over for dinner. We had quite a few ideas for dinner, but all of them required one or two items that I would've had to of bought, so it took a bit of thinking and freezer staring until we came up with our menu using items already in our home.

Paul made bourbon chicken and bread, and then I made a salad, corn, beans, mashed potatoes and brownies.
We had an abundance of food, which was nice as I could send some home with one of the guys, and I have lunch for Judah and myself tomorrow :)

I'm excited to try 'shopping' out of my pantry and freezer over the next few weeks :) I'll keep you posted as to how it's going!


Weeksie50 said...

That sounds like a neat idea. You will have to keep us posted. While I am creative in other areas of my life.. I am boring in the kitchen. Ugh. I barely even go in there. How sad is that? lol.

Nicole said...

Cool! Lorne and I do this all the time! We only buy fresh veggies, milk and meats and then try to use everything we already have. We have saved A TON of money on groceries just buying what we desperately need and we love it! Your dinner sounded great!

Bethany said...

Oh, it's sounds like fun! I actually have been contemplating doing this same thing for the past few weeks. Maybe you have inspired me to actually try and do it.

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