I want to say that it was a roaring success and we saved a ton of money, but I can't. Our challenge was a success. We used a bunch of food from the pantry/ freezer that would have normally sat until it probably went into the trash. Also I think that we are much more aware of the amount of money we spend on food.
It takes time to plan out meals, and use what you already have. I agree that its much quicker to go to the store and pick up everything that you need for a meal without a second thought. That is until you take a look at your bank account and wonder where all the money went again!
From the start of our Pantry Challenge we spent a total of $407 on food. We usually spend $500 on food for a two week period. There is still alot of room for improvement! I wish we had spent less and eaten more form what we had at home.
When it comes to challenges everybody wants to hear that you fed 20 people on $25 for a month! But for our family, in the area that we live in that's just not possible.
I would be really happy with $300 for a 2 week period.
We are ahead and I am pleased with the results!
How did your pantry challenge go? Do you learn anything? Will you do it again?
Have a great night!