Green Acres in the City ~ Join us a begin the journey in search for a simpler life...

Welcome to our life

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

what’s in your pantry?



Last week I actually got to pick Cameron up from school and I got to visit with my friend Tina.  She told me about another Mama from STM that had started a blog about recipes and being budget conscious when it comes to feeding your family. 

Middle Class Magic is a blog written by a Mom who would go shopping every week and buy what she thought she needed.  Well a few weeks ago she got home and realized that she had no room in the pantry or freezer for what she bought.  She decided that for 1 month she was going to give herself $30 for fresh produce and milk every week and only “shop” to feed her family from her pantry and freezer. 

It made me think.  I am good about planning a menu, but do I always look in my pantry and freezer first, no.  So starting this week I am opening that dark place known as the pantry and feeding the crew from there.  Now I am pretty frugal when it comes to buying extras so I won’t be able to go as far as she can but it did make me aware of other places I could save on the grocery budget.

Tonight we are having her Chicken and Noodles.  I am excited and I had everything in my own pantry.  Check her out and then check out your pantry what do you have hiding in there?


  1. Oh -- now that's a challenge. I'm wondering how long I could last. Probably quite a while.

  2. I have a similar challenge. I try to stretch my groceries as long as possible. I will only go if the pantry and fridge are empty.
    I actually feel good about myself when I go shopping and my fridge is totally empty.

  3. I love this! It is a challenge and something I need to do more of. I get caught up in planning to cook whatever sounds good to me each day and it's not the most economical plan. Lately I've been using coupons & finding great deals, and stocking my pantry. It will be interesting to see if I am able to use the stockpile.