Good Morning, Sweet Ladies!
We're one week into our Dollar S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g, Cabinet-Clearing, Clean-Up-The-Food Project for January 2018 and so far, so good!
My husband and I did end up going to the store last Thursday to pick up a few things...mostly stuff that we were out of and a few things needed to round out what food we have on hand to make into complete meals (we hadn't been to a store since December 26th). We ended up spending $37.05 at Aldi's and $81.53 at Walmart, which is much more than I wanted to, but, we were out of several things that are normally staples for us (olive oil, salmon, garlic, yogurt, cashew milk, etc)...BUT...like the olive oil? It was a BIG bottle. The salmon? A family-size package. So, for the most part, the stuff that we bought...the big ticket items anyway...will last well into next month and/or beyond.
Thus far, I've managed to stay on-plan with my menus (my weekly menus may be viewed in my weekly Happy Homemaking Monday posts) and everything is good. I am going to try to not go to the store again this month except to purchase the items I will need for a couple of upcoming get-togethers that we are hosting mid- to late-month. I'm sure I'll need a few things for them that I do not have on hand at this time.
Well, it's not much, but that's Week #1's update!
Until next time...
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