Come play grocery limbo with me! Here's how it works: Take your usual grocery budget, and see if you can spend less than that the next time you go shopping. At our house, I'm doing lots more bean soup type of meals and homemade cornbread...that sort of thing. Basic ingredients. Cooking from scratch.
I'm off to a bad start this week because I've had to make two late night/early morning "quickie" stops (those always end up costing more) because dh's car is in the shop and I haven't had time to do my usual big grocery run.
Your weekly score: Just what you spend on food, divided by how many people are in your family. If you eat out, that counts. Add those numbers to the grocery budget.
See how low you can go. Can you push that number down next week?
What do you all think? Would this be a fun blog meme?
I think some recipes and ideas at www.hillbillyhousewife.com might be helpful.
Let me know in the comments box if you are doing this, too, and perhaps we can exchange ideas.