Monday, February 1, 2010

My Grocery Challenge

For a while now I have been trying to cut our grocery costs and still feed my family well.
I went through January on this challenge and did pretty well, a couple of times going over but cutting somewhere else to make it.
This February I am going to document (hopefully ;) ) my attempt at keeping our grocery budget at $40 a week.
Now know this... I have some meat in my freezer and some items in my pantry. 
My plan will be to use the $40 to buy fresh fruit, veggies and dairy. 
I will be making all of the bread items we will need, bread, buns, cinnamon rolls... whatever. (I have some wheat still in my bucket)
I will post my weekly grocery list and our menu (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks).
I will also post what I bought and how much it was.
If all works as planned, by the end of February, I will have cleared out some of my freezer and pantry and only spent $160 dollars on groceries. 
Stay tuned... 

My Cup Runneth Over...


  1. Good idea. Did you notice Crystal Miller is working on frugal meals on The Family Homestead?

  2. I agree with Besty ~ you go girl!

  3. Wow! I couldn't do it. I honestly don't know the amount I spend on just food, but I spend 150.00 a week on 'groceries', i.e. diapers, school/craft supplies, pet food, cleaning products, toilet paper, and food food. Also I buy several hundred dollars worth of grain and meat at a time and I don't budget that amount weekly. So I don't think I'd ever cut it to 40.00 a week except in summer! Let us know how it goes- I'm curious to see your menus. Let us know how many each of your recipes serve in case I might have to double something :)

  4. that is just awesome.....I am excited to try this with my family, but will be hard because I have a very picky husband when it comes to food and name brands. Do you have any suggestions?