An easy way to save money is to make sure you aren't throwing away food just because it "went bad". After cleaning our pantry I found lots of foods that were on there way to "going bad". So for the most of this month we will be eating from the pantry, fridge, and freezers.
This will save us lots of money in what could have been lost food. Also it will give me lots of money to go on a huge shopping spree to stock our pantry back up.
For our little family of three we have a grocery budget of $160. If I am able to go almost all month without going to the store then I can combine April and May's grocery budget for a total of $320. I have never spent this much money at the store! But we need to stock up on oats, wheat, and corn....all of which I will buy in 50lb. bags.
This will enable us to continue eating from out pantry for months to come. Plus with the price of grain going up, I would really like to stock up now.
I will be posting our daily menu for the next month so you can see how we are doing eating from our pantry.
Breakfast: Oatmeal, Peach and Banana Smoothie, Banana
Lunch: Mac and Cheese with Tuna
Dinner: Leftover Buffet