Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Save on Grocery Bill

This isn't a new idea, however, a good one.  Clean out your pantry and freezer - save on your grocery budget.

So, I have been very busy the past few weeks - look at previous posts.  I have neglected a few domestic duties, one of which has been cooking.  I'm blessed to have a husband who actually helps me!  He goes shopping, cooks, cleans, does laundry and dishes.  The key is...we married young and learned to help each other from the beginning.  He also wasn't "trained" not to do these things - Thanks Marlene (my Mother-in-law).

I take advantage of the 10 or $10 deals and other in store specials when I grocery shop.  We have/had a well stocked pantry.  This past month, because we were so busy, we used items from our pantry instead of shopping.  I've even dug to the bottom of the freezer - it helps to have a well stocked freezer of home raised pork, lamb, beef and chicken.  We have been coming up with some pretty creative meals.

It has now become a game for me; what to make with...1 can of, 2 jars of, a bag of...get the picture.   When I finally caught up with paying my bills yesterday, I was shocked with the extra money from not grocery shopping.  This savings has been applied to another bill we have been chipping away at.  Awesome!  

So, I would like to challenge you to "shop" your pantry and freezer.  Try creating some great new homemade meals.  Take the money saved from your grocery budget and apply to another bill or put in your savings.  This really has awakened my "thrifty genes."  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.


Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Jacky! That's awesome! You are so fortunate to have all that home raised meat! I try to keep the freezer stocked with meat I find on sale, but here lately, it's been few and far between that I find a 'good' sale! I need to find a local farmer,( few and far between, too), to purchased pastured meat from. So glad you were able to save money this way! Love when that happens! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! Blessings from Bama!

TexWisGirl said...

good for you. :)

Lisa said...

It is a challenge to eat from the pantry and not go to the grocery as much! I have been trying to use up much of what I have in the freezer in order to take advantage of the great turkey prices and stock up on them! I plan on using more turkey through out the year and trying to cut down on more expensive meats. I'll be looking for great prices on ham soon! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!