Saturday, December 19, 2009


Well, the pantry challenge is over!
It pretty much ended on Thursday at lunch time when I was so sick of the same curry that I went downstairs (at the co-op) and bought some of the deli's soup for lunch.  But it wasn't until today that I did a real grocery shop for food to take home.

I was a bit worried that I'd end up spending about $300 on groceries today and un-do all the savings I've had by doing this challenge.  But with my 20% employee discount and $10 member coupon, I only spent about $150 to restock my kitchen (including buying a $20 bottle of flax oil and 3 bottles of organic canola oil because I had a coupon).  Pretty good!  I tend to spend about $100 a week on groceries, so I basically cut my spending in half by forcing the family to eat all the foods that we usually overlook in the pantry.

I'd post up some pictures of the yummy brunch I made this morning, but I think Mike has the camera- So it'll have to wait.  Tonight I thoroughly enjoyed roasted portabello mushrooms, homemade crackers and pickled dilly beans.  And almond milk.  It's nice to have fresh foods in the house again!


The Voracious Vegan said...

Congrats on your pantry challenge! Must be nice to have all that new and fresh food in your house, though!

Anonymous said...

I love grocery shopping--it is so much fun :-) It sounds like you got some great deals!

Your brunch sounds fantastic!


jessy said...

nice job on the challenge, Liz! we're getting to the end of ours, too. so awesome on all the new yummies, especially for the low price, too! superw00t!