Thursday, April 3, 2008
Grocery Wallet Challenge Thoughts-
Beyond how much money I would budget for groceries for the month ($30) I didn't plan anything out. So, I'm starting to realize the things that won't go into my grocery cart this month. There will be virtually no prepackaged and ready to eat/heat foods. Unless I have a coupon that makes a convenience item almost free it stays on the shelf.
This is good for me because I rely too heavily on convenience items and less on my creativity in the kitchen. Homemade almost always tastes better and is better for you so we'll be eating better as a result.
I also didn't think about what I should cook first so as to minimize waste on food that I've already purchased.
Two dinners into the challenge and I realize that I have a handful of foods that will go to waste soon. My first challenge is to clean out the perishables in the refrigerator as much as I want to clear out my pantry.