Monday, August 31, 2009
Grocery Challenge
Mary, of Owlhaven, is hosting her grocery challenge again this year. I am always amazed at how she seems to stretch her dollars. She is going to try and feed her large family on $75.00 a week for the month of September.

I was intrigued last year when she did this so I am going to "try" and stretch my grocery dollars a little farther in the month of September also. Even though our family is half the size of Mary's I don't think I can swing the $75.00 number. I usually spend about $200.00 a week for the 7 of us. I am going to try and half that and only spend $100.00 this month.

I spend most of our grocery money on fresh fruit and milk. I spent $50.00 at the Farmers Market on Saturday for a weeks worth of fruits and veggies. Another $200.00 at the market for everything else. I went a little over last week as I hadn't gone shopping the week before and we were really low on staples. So, I wasn't to upset by the extra money I spent.

My family isn't to sure about this challenge. When I told them they needed to drink more water and less milk their scowls pretty much told the story. I think it will be good for ALL of us to learn to get buy on a little less.

Plus, the money we save can go into our adoption fund. I really want to be able to take our teenagers with us when we go to Ethiopia.

Anyone else up for the challenge? Visit Mary for all the details.

  posted at 9:38 PM  

At 5:30 AM, Blogger Gretchen Magruder said...

Just came from Owlhaven, and now you're on board, too...I'm feeling very convicted but very lazy about budgeting (can you feel those 2 things at the same time??). Okay, I think I'm in....probably....we'll see :)

At 7:28 AM, Blogger julie said...

Gretchen, you are so funny. Come on girl, YOU. CAN. DO. IT..

At 9:24 PM, Blogger Dusti said...

I love the name of your blog. :)
I'm doing the grocery challenge too and look forward to hearing some good ideas for stretching the buck.

At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Dawn said...

We spend lots at the farmers market too. Do you have a bulk section to your market? That pulls the cost down a lot. My kiddos voted to drink only water and our stock of tea for the month of September and keep dessert. We are a dairy free family already because of allergies.

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck in the challenge! It's gonna be tough but here's hoping all of us challengers can do it!


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