Last week we spent $27.50 for groceries.  Yeah!  Ironically, a large portion of that money was spent on meat even though we have plenty of meat in the freezer.  Why, you may ask?  My daughter is off of all dairy as we try to determine if she is dairy intolerant.  She is fussy about meat and actually got most of her protein through dairy.  There are very few meats she will eat.  I told the doctor she would eat ‘Lil Smokies, hot dogs and chicken or turkey on the bone (but NOT off the bone–seriously, who can argue with the whims of a 2 year old!) so the doctor said for now to get her to eat those things.  Hence, the meat purchases.

Despite that, I am still happy with the $27.50 spent, which is a little more than half of the money I had allotted for each week.  I am off to a good start.  I bought a nearly 8 pound chicken for 4.96, and we got three meals out of that!  (I will post about that later in the week.)  I have never bought a whole chicken before, but I will definitely do it again.  I don’t know why I waited so long!

If you are joining us in the pantry challenge, please leave a comment letting us know how you are doing so far.  Feel free to link to your post if you have written about your progress.

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