Well, week one is done and week two has just begun. I’m happy to say my first week started off very well! I took some time this weekend to completely organize my pantry. I went through all the food that was in there and put meals together. I was surprised at how little I need to purchase to make complete meals. I created a menu for the next two weeks off what was in my pantry! This is why I love stockpiling!! Also, this is why it’s a good idea to do a pantry challenge like this. I’m able to use some of my stockpile to make room for more (fresher) products. Plus, I’m able to keep my grocery budget minimal this month.
Here is my menu plan that I created for the next two weeks:
baked chicken with risotto
ham with mac and cheese
spaghetti with garlic biscuits
tacos with cornbread and Mexican rice
baked chicken with pasta side and salad
chicken with potato casserole
pork roast with rice and black eye peas
chili over baked potatoes
vegetable soup over rice
All of the above can be made with the addition of just a few items. I plan to visit the grocery store later today and will write another post listing all I buy.
I also have signed up for the E-MEALZ Easy Meals for Busy and Frugal Families program which I strongly encourage you to look into. It’s a great program that creates a menu based on your grocery store selection’s sales for the week. You can print out your menu with recipes for the week and print your corresponding shopping list for the week. This not only saves you time but money as well. While I am pulling a few recipe’s from my list(s) I will begin to fully utilize this program next month.
Be sure to check back next week for another update. Also be on the lookout for my grocery store shopping post coming later today. I’ll also have some recipes posted this week, so watch for those too.
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