Friday, February 05, 2010
For the month of January our family decided to take the Eat from your Pantry Challenge. I set a ridiculous goal of only spending $50 for groceries for the month of January. Ridiculous I tell you. We really did pretty good!! Until January 27th, we had only spent $87 for food, a mere $37 over my goal.
This picture represents the crash and burn moment of our Eat from your Pantry Challenge. We stopped by the store to grab a couple of peppers and an onion so that we could make fried rice. Seems pretty harmless, right? WRONG!!
What I forgot to mention was a snow/ice storm was headed for our southern town. We got to the store around 5:30 and fell into the "gotta buy milk and bread" frenzy. Call it madness. Call it temporary insanity. Call it what you will...We spend $51.68 in one fell swoop.
My only defense is that I was afraid we would be stuck at home for days in the blizzard!!
All in all we spent $138.39 in food for the month of January.
We also spent about $35.00 for non-food stuff.
And, we celebrated two birthdays for about $20
We took dinner to friends who had a baby for about $10
A little over $200 for our family of six is an accomplishment!! So, rather than $50 for the whole month, we actually spent about $50 per week.