Monday, May 25, 2015

We have done so much better with groceries this month.  We've spent $360 so far but we will need to pick up a couple items for camping next weekend.  I've made a conscious effort to eat down our pantry, fridge and freezer.  Our fridge now only has the basics plus the freash veggies I bought yesterday.  Our pantry is getting a little skinny but still has a lot of food in it.  Our freezer is actually still pretty well stocked.  We will continue this challenge for June.

This is our menu for this week:
Beanless chili with cornbread muffins
Pork chops with cabbage salad
Sesame steak strips with broccoli and rice
Burgers for camping--still need to plan with our friend that we're camping with

Oh yeah, one other important item, we finally broke down and bought the living room furniture we wanted.  Couch, loveseat, chair and two Ottomans for $5070.  Yikes!  It will be delivered this week just in time for our 11th anniversary.  Not very frugal but we are super excited.

Have a relaxing Memorial Day!!


  1. Congrats on the furniture and the cutting back on grocery costs! We completely feel your pain - we just spent $4200 on a dining room table and 8 chairs. Kind of unplanned, but it works with our home and really make sense for us.

  2. Pictures of the living room set? :-) Nice work on the meal planning & cutting down the groceries!

  3. One of our biggest regrets was not buying furniture when we were younger. Glad you bit the bullet and got some. Please post pictures

  4. Thank you all for being supportive of our furniture purchase :)

  5. When handled well, changes can be quite beneficial. Don't stop improving what you do.