I take a look at my pantry and freezers as we go into July, it doesn’t take long that a pantry challenge is in order here at our house! We have stocked up on different things over the past few shopping trips and it’s time we put it all to good use.
I’ve got lots of pasta on hand, along with canned tomatoes, different types of chicken meat in the freezer, along with some meats too. I also still have a 4 lb. bag of quinoa that’s been begging to be opened, ever since I used up the other 4 lb. bag recently. I hope to get some good quinoa experimenting done this month.
Also, the garden is coming along beautifully and I want to be the best steward of the harvest that I can be. That being said, there needs to be some flexibility in my meal plan, both this month and next.
My Low-Spend Plan
So I’m hoping that between the stockpile and the garden, I’ll be in good shape to make it through the month spending less than $150 for the whole month. I have to buy several half gallons of almond milk each week, and a few other things from the grocery store.
But otherwise, my main goal will be to get everything else from the farmer’s market. Everything…bread included! I’ll be sharing shopping posts, and a few recipes and concoctions throughout the month…so you can track the progress of this low spend month and summertime pantry challenge!
Here’s the rest of the gang participating in this summertime kitchen and garden fun…
- Jessica from Good Cheap Eats
- Amy from The Finer Things in Life
- Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam –
- Shaina from Food for My Family
- Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
- Tammy from Tammy’s Recipes
Stop on by and tell them I said Hi! I’m off to the garden to figure out what needs harvesting and then what to make for dinner…