Grocery Geek Presents: FishPapa Shops!

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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 marks the end of our third week of eating from the pantry. I was thankful for the abysmal sales at the grocery store as they weren’t there to tempt me to shop beyond our budget. The household “necessities” you see in the picture include things like bar soap, trash bags, and bleach. These items have come out of our grocery money because it’s simpler, but FishPapa suggested that we should budget for these items separately. Later in the week we also picked up some fresh broccoli, avocados, milk, bananas and a few other miscellaneous items to round out what we already have.

We ended up spending $45 this week bringing our three week total to $219 and some change. Since our family’s “eat from the pantry challenge” was $400, I think we’re gonna do okay, even with a birthday at the end of the month.

** Don’t forget to pop back here on Monday to link up your Pantry Challenge Update.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. When I first started couponing, my husband teased me about posing my groceries for their big photo op. Now, he doesn’t even roll his eyes! I can’t WAIT until he does something like this! Of course, I’m a little afraid to let him go grocery shopping . . . he’s not as geeky as me!

  2. You are so inspirational!

  3. I think you’re going to do better than ‘okay’! Congrats on sticking with it. And I like FishPapa’s picture–no ‘food stylist’ could do it better, LOL!

  4. I say bless Fish Papa’s heart…..what a guy! You gotta love a husband that knows everything is fair game for a photo op!

  5. Nice work!

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