my "no grocery shopping for two months" kitchen challenge.

My kitchen cupboard is full. Those pictures are of one of my cabinets, my refrigerator & my freezer. I went grocery shopping this weekend for the first time in about a month & stocked up on everything from paper & bath/personal care products to canned & other dry goods. I picked up produce this morning.
I'm fairly shopped out after spending a grand total of $263.00 (make that last Safeway & Aldi. Farmer's Market, you'll see me in a week for more produce). After putting everything away, it occurred to me that, we have quite a lot of food. It also occurred to me that I'd like to challenge myself to make it last for two months. I want to see if I can get creative & dwindle this all down to bareness before shopping again. That's around October 25th. So, I'm going to blog this out (hopefully daily) & see if I can do it. I've already told my husband that we won't be ordering take away or making fast food runs for lunch & he's on board. Oh, and the challenge doesn't include weekly things we need, like water, dairy & produce. Those are just perishables that don't linger anyway & need to be replenished regularly. Full disclosure, we may need tissues & toilet tissue to be restocked before the end of October as well. ;)
So, here's to two months of eats & not having to stand in line at the grocery store.


  1. interesting cooking challenge. have you considered dehydrating/freezing/canning to prevent further trips to the store? and things like powdered milk. hard cheeses can last months, things like yogurt can be made from scratch from milk.
    i made a solar dehydrator for less than $10.

    1. you are far beyond my devotion & adventurousness, chrissy. :) i've not yet got to the preserving & yougurt making level. those are excellent ideas & should my current challenge go well, perhaps i'll hone my skills & be even more varied. i know that my husband will refuse the powdered milk but canning is something i've always wanted to try. :)