This post isn't about coupons though. It's about what happens when you open your pantry to discover 13 boxes of cereal, 12 bags of Goldfish crackers, 7 salad dressings... the indulgence seems a little sinful. And I only have so much space in my little house. I'm about ready to make a curtain to cover the mountain of food like my great-grandma had to do when they acquired 100 pounds of potatoes during the Great Depression. At this point, I think we could wait one out on Doritos alone.
That is why I've decided to do a Pantry Challenge this month. My goal is to spend as little as possible on groceries this month and plan my menu entirely around what we already have. This will accomplish several things.
1) We will save some money this month on food
2) We will use up some of our surplus
3) It will force me to get creative
4) I don't know about the rest of the family, but just thinking about it I am already more thankful for the abundance God has provided.
Instead of boring you all with a weekly menu blogpost, I will post the week's menu in the sidebar. That way if you care, you can read it. If you don't you can just read the rest of the blog. I'm excited to see what this challenge will do to my heart, my pantry and my grocery budget.
PS This means no couponing this month unless it's freebees, so there might be some whining involved.