So I'm thinking that we need a few challenges to keep this group moving and thinking. So the discussions don't get stale we'll change them every few days. I realize that not everyone's situation is the same but we all ought to be able to come up with something to share with the others and who knows what we might learn from each other. I like the idea of coming up with menus since groceries take a big chunk out of our pay checks. So here is the first challenge.
Go through your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer and see how many meals you can come up with using just stuff from those areas. Without having to go to the store and buy anything else! While your going through the cupboards, fridge and freezer, take a moment and organize it, if it's not organized. There is nothing more frustrating or wasteful than buying stuff that you already have but can't find. So I'm off to start sorting through what I have, making a list of it all and seeing what I can come up with for meals. I only shop once a month and haven't had the chance to go yet this month so I'm going to see how much longer I can go before I HAVE to shop. Who knows, I may find that I have enough to get us almost through the rest of the month! Here's hoping!! I'll report back later this evening on what I've found.
Cindy in Alabama
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