Friday, May 8, 2009

Eat From the Pantry Challenge Update~Week 1

I felt like the first week went pretty good. I didn't really use much out of my freezer except for some steak for dinner one night and a roast. The rest of the week was so crazy we just had PB and J's that we took on the go to ball games and track meets.

I was able to spend about what I wanted to on groceries. My goal is to not spend over $250 for the month. This week I spent about $50. I avoided Target and Walgreens all together this week. I did make another run yesterday since I was driving by Fareway to get some bread. They didn't have any Tuesday night and it is on sale this week for $.71 so I bought 10 loaves. We eat about a loaf a day here. I also picked up some spaghetti on clearance at Hy-Vee. This deal was way to good to pass up and to my defense I only had 1 box of spaghetti in the pantry!

How did you do this week? Did you make a dent in your pantry? Leave a link to your post below. Link back to my page so others can see how your doing!


  1. Thanks for the challenge. I feel like I did well this week because I knew I would have to be accountable.

  2. Great job Dawn. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but I don't have an Xanga account!

    I am impressed with how little you spent. Looks like you are well on your way to staying under budget for the month! Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.

  3. gotta say that the three day specials at hy-vee are sweet this week, esp. free half lb deli cheese wyb 1# deli meat (three day sale price of $2.99/lb). i used that hv coupon cook and bought 99 cent ice cream for everyone (but me) and 2.5# frozen chicken breasts for $3.99.