Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Grocery Challenge 2012

Happy New Year to all of you.

To start of 2012, I am doing a grocery challenge. I have done this a few years in a row. I thought it would be a good way to kick off the year to do it again. It makes me look through the pantry and freezer and use items up, which is a good thing. Sometimes, I think, "There is nothing in the house to eat." When really, there is a lot of stuff to eat, I just don't feel like eating it.

So I am going to buy only 100 dollars worth of groceries this month, including tax. I should add that I have a very full refrigerator, an extremely well stocked pantry and a full freezer. There is a vegetable garden as well.

Here are my rules:
1) Meals out do not count.
2) That being said on average we eat one meal out a week, which we normally eat with a coupon.
3) I eat most of my meals at home, as does my child. Yohboh brings lunch with him most of the time. He also seems to get a free meal at his job every week or so.

I am also going to try to show you what we do eat. Whenever I do these challenges, people send me emails that my diet is horrible. So I thought I would give these people more details to tell me EXACTLY how poorly I eat.

So for the past few days, kidlet has had Cheerios with a little bit of Honey Bunches of Oats mixed in with milk. She has a sandwich for lunch, on whole wheat bread with sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, strawberries and four potato chips. Yohboh and I have coffee for breakfast.I have eaten leftover black eyed peas and collard greens for lunch. Yohboh has had some Korean food leftovers that my mother made us. Dinner has been black eyed peas and collard greens or Korean food that my mother made.

I have a whole chicken I am going to roast as well as spaghetti squash for dinner.

1 comment:

chefhelen said...

I don't know why people are whining about your diet being poor. Maybe they just think that your children are being deprived since there are no oreos, pop tarts or other junk food on the list. :)
Tonight we went out to dinner and had whole fish w/belecan sauce and pea shoots w/rice.