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Pantry Challenge: How We Did

This week marks the end of our “Eat from the Pantry” Challenge. On Friday, I’ll get back to filling the freezer. Here are some of the things I learned this month: Money Matters – I spent $365 out of my budgeted $400 for January. In months past I’ve been spending $600 or more, so this […]

Meal Planning: What’s Left in the Freezer

This week my friend Crystal and I are wrapping up our Eat from the Pantry adventures and getting ready for a new one: February Freezer Cooking Days. No, life is never boring around here. But, keeping my family well fed in a timely manner is one way that I can simplify our life, save money, […]

Tortilla Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pantry Inspiration)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I’ve actually been quite surprised at some of the fun meals and snacks that have come from the pantry, fridge, and freezer. There has been some fails, like the absolutely gross tamale pie that I invented or the buttermilk scones that I made without buttermilk. But, there have been some truly yummy lunches and dinners […]

Stock Rotation and Pantry Organization: A Guest Post

One of the beauties of the blog world is the friendships that are to be had. I’m so amazed at today’s guest post. Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures was one of the first readers and commenters of this blog, almost two years ago. Today we have a long-distance friendship. Here Lynn shares a great tip […]

Pantry Challenge Updates: How are You Doing?

pantry challenge

Today marks the end of the third week for some who are “eating from the pantry.” To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how this would go for the FishFam. I knew Crystal could pull it off because she’s way smarter than me. But, I had my doubts about myself. My kids eat a lot; […]

Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week Three

Since we’ve been “eating from the pantry,” our family has spent $219 out of our $400 grocery budget for the month. It’s been amazing all that we had in storage. I guess we had more than one kind of emergency fund. That is reassuring to me. Stockpiling and shopping from the sales can help us […]

Grocery Geek Presents: FishPapa Shops!

I had to laugh — and take a picture — when FishPapa came home from Walmart the other night and started to stage a picture of his purchases. The poor man has put up with my wild antics, including a host of grocery pictures, for quite some time. I didn’t mind his teasing me. This post […]