Monday, August 8, 2011

Left over Challenge

We are still doing the Freezer challenge at the house. I am thrilled that I have gone about 4 weeks with out spending more than $50 a week in groceries for 4 people and 2 dogs. Bekka suggested that we take it one step further to reduce wasting of food. This one is the left over challenge. I normally do not have many left overs. I feed them to my animals or to the compost. But Rebekka thinks we should take left overs and turn them into something different at lunch or dinner the next day. We will have to see what she comes up with.

The other thing we will be doing is having Throw Downs a couple times a month. The kids will be on one team and I will be the other. I think the first one they want to do is a deer stew.  The rules will be that they have to work together to come up with their recipe. If they need ingredients I will give them $20 and they will have to go to the store and work together to buy what they need within their budget. This way they will learn about budgeting and grocery shopping.

Please do not forget the Homeschool Project.   If you want to there is a discussion of where you can leave some information.


Brenna @ Almost All The Truth said...

I love how you are getting your children involved. I am not anywhere near where you are, but spending $50 a week is impressive!