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Considering the increased prices, I plan to stretch that $100 a month by really working my stockpile and being creative. I loose $7.80 right off the top because we let Miss Sarah have school lunch 1 day a week, at $1.95 a pop.
I am jumping about the popular January movement of the Stockpile Challenge! It’s where you use what you have and hit the store as little as possible for an entire month. Seeing as I have a full chest freezer, pantry and stockpile, this is a good thing to do: use it before I loose it.
I also want to seriously empty that chest freezer so I am ready for the big sales in March on Frozen food items…so meal planning is the key! I will have different “themes” this month: Soup Day, Quiche Day, Crepe Day, Crock Pot Day and then 2 days of “normal” along with one day of Fridge Clean Out. This should help keep grocery shopping to a minimum of Milk, bread, eggs and fresh fruit!
* Means it is something I pulled out of the freezer
Here is our list for the week:
– Egg bakes
– Yogurt parfaits*
– Circus Waffles (I make ONE batch of batter and leave it in the fridge for a few days, until it’s gone)
Tuesday – Quiche Day: Bacon*, Onion, Mushroom and Swiss.
Wednesday – Crock Pot Day: Sloppy Joes* – baby carrots and pita chips
Thursday – Open Faced Tuna Melts, mixed veggies*
Friday – Fridge Clean Out!
Saturday – Crepe Day: Chicken and Broccoli Crepes* (skipped them last week)
Sunday – Eating out! (using a gift card)
What are you going to feed YOUR family this week?