Okay...Today I decided to take a challenge that Jan at cjpattersonontheranch has joined in on. The concept is simple, feed your family for just $1 a day. That's right. $1.00 per person per day. The proposal is that if you make a menu and buy only loss leaders at the grocery store, then you should be able to accomplish this. I am a bit skeptical, but I will try.
As a mom and student, I am trying to live as debt free as possible. Over the last year, I have really looked at the grocery budget. We spend about $600 on average each month. Trust me that is one large amount. I must say though, I have not shopped much this month. I have tried to build my stockpile over the last year. The last half of the year, I have seen my grocery bill shrink. I have totally eaten from my stockpile this month. Feels great to have a month of grocery savings and be able to use this on Christmas shopping.
I have found with a little planning, we can accomplish about anything we can set our minds to. My family is no exception. I will be taking next week to work on my meals in my freezer. My daughter has a very rigorous dance schedule and I am gone two nights out of the week. this leads to a very sketchy plan for dinner most nights. Due to necessity, We need to stop the eating out those two nights. With a little planning, I am sure we can do this. If anyone wants to join me in this venture, leave a comment. I may need encouragement a few weeks into this. Good Luck to all who have taken on this challenge. Now I will be off to plan some meals before my Christmas gets too hectic.