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Eating From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge: Week 2
Posted By Stephanie Langford On May 28, 2012 @ 3:00 am In Frugality,In the kitchen,Menu Planning | Comments Disabled
The first week of these challenges are usually the easy ones. Last week it just felt like I was trying to focus a bit more on using up some things we have a lot of.
My meal plan still came together easily for this second week, although I'm starting to get just a little bit more resourceful. We've already eaten most of the fresh fruit I bought last week, which I thought would last two weeks. Guess that means we'll be having lots of smoothies using frozen fruit! I also thought we had more rice than we did when we began, so I'll be coming up with some creative side dishes in place of rice pretty soon.
That's just fine. This isn't meant to be something that pressures you into running your budget and menu a particular way. It has to work for you and your family.
For some, that will mean just cutting back on what they buy, but still going shopping every week. Some might not want to shop at all, unlike my own plan which includes fresh dairy, eggs and produce within a limited budget. Others might love the idea of doing this for a week or two, but find four weeks a bit too long.
At the end of the day, it's simply about saving money and making good use of what you already have. That's it!
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We would also love to read your savings goals and your progress with those goals as the challenge goes on! Are you starting to get really creative? Please share!
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 what it's all about: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/05/lets-save-some-money-the-eat-from-the-freezer-and-pantry-challenge.html
 Week 1: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/05/eating-from-the-freezer-and-pantry-challenge-week-1.html
 Soaked oatmeal: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2008/04/soaking-oatmeal.html
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 muffins: http://www.suegregg.com/recipes/breakfasts/blenderbattermuffins/muffins.htm
 peanut butter: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2011/06/how-to-make-nut-butter.html
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 Baked oatmeal: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2009/04/a-nourished-start-peanut-butter-smoothies-and-baked-oatmeal.html
 raw milk : http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2011/04/whats-so-great-about-raw-milk.html
 Plan to Eat: http://www.plantoeat.com/ref/wjhxcos7hp
 Yogurt: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2011/04/making-homemade-yogurt-2.html
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