Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Dollar-S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g, Cabinet-Clearing, Clean-Up-The-Food, Winter Challenge Plan 2022/23

Over the summer and fall of 2022 I built a winter food supply by adding a few extra items to the cart every time I shopped. I stocked up on grains, spices, and other bulk items at the Amish and Mennonite stores. 

Now that winter has arrived, and the holidays are over, it's time to start saving money by digging into that supply and plan meals around the food I have on-hand.

When I've done these challenges in the past, I've begun by doing a complete food inventory, but, now that I live alone, I pretty much know what I have on-hand, so will skip that step altogether.  

I will shop for fresh items and other items needed to round out what's on hand as I go, and will post my progress along the way, sharing meal plans and recipes when appropriate.

I looking forward to be taking on this self-imposed challenge and would like to invite anyone else who'd like to join me to, please, do so. 


  1. I find this to be an interesting challenge and one i'll be following to see what you're up to. i'm personally STILL working on leftovers from Christmas eve dinner :-)

    1. Awesome, Becky! I'm glad to have you following along. Hopefully, I will come up with lots of good stuff to share and inspire along the way! We'll see! :)

      I made our traditional lasagna for Christmas Eve, but made a much smaller amount than usual. Even at that I had leftovers, so invited folks to stay over for lunch after church Sunday morning. My son and his family brought a pizza to share and it was enough to go around.

      I do still have several slices of homemade French bread left over from Christmas Eve, but I popped those in the freezer and will dole them out with other meals along the way until it's gone.

      So glad to have you following along! Stay tuned for more and pray that I get super creative! LOL! Happy New Year, Becky, and many blessings to you and yours!


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