Pantry Challenge #2. Care to join me?

by on March 8, 2013 in Food Storage

Pantry Challenge 2

At the beginning of January I shared that I was on a Pantry Challenge, and I invited my readers to participate.

I’ve decided to do another Pantry Challenge this month, and I’d like to invite you to join me again!

I did pretty good with the January Pantry Challenge, but I found I struggled to share my progress with everyone. I took pictures, kept notes, and even recorded the times I didn’t do so well. Sadly, all that never made it here to the site.

This month I plan to do another Pantry Challenge, just like I did in January, but I am committed to sharing details of how it worked out the last time. I’ll try to share this month’s progress along with my notes from January, too.

I wanted to share this again, for those of you who don’t know what a Pantry Challenge is:

My definition of a Pantry Challenge might be a bit different than other people’s, so these are my goals with this project:

  • Pare down the large stockpile of items in my pantry.
  • Do not buy new items for the pantry or other stockpiled food areas.
  • Eat up some of the beef and pork from the deep freeze that is nearing the end of its freezer life.
  • Reduce the amount of pre-packaged and convenience foods in my home, so I can begin working toward a Real Food kitchen.
  • Save money.

In addition to those goals, I also recognize that I will still be grocery shopping each week for the following items: bread, milk, yogurt, fresh produce, eggs and any item that is essential to a meal I am cooking and can’t substitute.

In January I also shared my starting pantry inventory, but I have not made a new one for this month. My pantry has had some new additions, and obviously some subtractions, but I just haven’t had the time to redo the list.

If you want to join me this month, here are some FREE printable tools that might help:

I traveled for half of February, and we have company until this Sunday, but I feel a Pantry Challenge this month is going to be so beneficial in the long run. I’ll be able to save some money, get some room back in my pantry, and challenge myself in the kitchen. Sounds fun to me. Am I weird??

Will you join me?


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