Over the weekend my husband coined a new phrase. Whenever he wants us to make do with the food in our house he tells me we have to ‘eat it down.’ So for example, if he thinks we have too much chicken in the freezer, he’ll say we have to ‘eat down the chicken.’ This is his special way of telling me have plenty of food in the house and that I should avoid going to the grocery store until we eat everything we’ve already purchased.
For the most part we’ve been trying our best to eat lunch and dinner at home as often as possible. I’ve also managed to spread out trips to the grocery store. Although I still stop in for milk and produce every week I’m trying not to visit any of the inner isles of the grocery store more than twice a month. February is a short month, but so far I must admit this plan is working.
Today I bought deli meat, chicken, milk and produce, I also snuck into the condiment isle for ranch dressing and ketchup, but otherwise I managed to avoid all of the inner isles. I’m giddy to find out how much money we’ve saved on food by eating at home this month. It’s not that we’re trying to deprive ourselves, I’m just interested in how low our grocery and food bills can go.