Well Jessica at Good Cheap Eats, a blog that I just found- how have I missed it, is making it official. January is the month.
The rules: make up your own rules.
Well my rules will be to try and shot for $500 a month WITHOUT depleting our food supply. I know $500 sound like a lot and it is but we are feeding a family of 7 and a half:-) The hubby tries not to eat things out of a box and is pretty much grain free. And well I'm kind of a food snob. So anything less would be extremely difficult and would cut into our pantry.
I also want to freeze a handful of meals for when I just don't want to cook or I'm sick or something. I could of used a few of those earlier this month.
Also, can applesauce which I never did this fall. After I finished those pears and the first trimester was upon me I just didn't do it. The peoples love them some applesauce around here:-)
I don't want to deplete our food supply just clean it up and use anything that needs to be used.
Here are the things I can think of off the top of my head that need to be used up.
Frozen asparagus- why did I freeze #50 when I'm really the only one who eats the stuff with out force.
A case of "healthy" sun chips that no one is really digging. Keep bringing them out until they are gone.
Butter I canned two years ago, use it and replace it.
Try the cherry pie filling I canned this summer but have yet to use.
Well anybody else up for the challenge? Should be fun! See you in the kitchen.