Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frugal Missus Lives Off The Land

I was doing some blurfing (blog surfing. Did I make that word up?) today and came across a "Live Off the Land" Challenge on Money Saving Mom's Blog. Basically, I am going to use up the odds and ends in my pantry and freezers. I mean, I spend all this money on food each month, but it feels like I'm bursting with odds and ends of grub-type things. So, Money Saving Mom, I accept your challenge.

My Goals:

1) Spend no more than $30/week from Jan. 10 - Feb. 10 at the grocery store. (Our budgeting goes by our pay periods, not the traditional months)

2) Only buy dairy (milk, specifically) and produce.

3) Blog about what I've spent at the store. (You folks have to keep my honest!)

4) All "extra" money (hopefully $280!!) will be sent to the SnowBall on Feb. 10.


  1. Is your normal food budget for a pay period typically $500? This is totally interesting and I'd love to see how you do it! Good luck!

  2. our normal food budget is $400 for a month. I get $200 on the 10th and $200 on the 25th. I normally spend every penny.