Sooooo…changes in the works. Definitely having to up the budget for Lent! We are not Catholic and our church doesn’t make a point of the season, but we’ve found giving things up to be a really helpful exercise. Every year looks different and this year is no exception. I guess really this isn’t a pantry challenge right now, since we are NOT using up what’s in the pantry, but focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables. And a LOT of them. Believe it or not, we’re just about out of produce after buying all of this over the course of the week.
Besides produce, I picked up a few items to make a dish for a party, a gallon of milk, free GF bread, and free (after store credit) chips for the party and to eat on Fat Tuesday. 😉
First – Eight dollars worth of fresh veggies from the farmer’s market. It was all local! The tomatoes and peppers were grown in a hoop house – they were delicious. 🙂
Next – the above two photos came in at about twenty-six dollars. Got really good deals, but all this produce adds up!
Third – Markdown bananas, potatoes, and onions for 2.66.
FREE chips and dip.
Total: about 37.00. I want to try to keep our budget around 40.00 per week during Lent, but I’m not sure if I can do it. My goal is to spend at least 75% of that on fruits and veggies.