Are you up for a challenge?

OK blog readers (and you cheating on facebook), I have a challenge ahead of me and I…’challenge’ you to do it with me. With money being tight, as usually for everyone and our household too, I am faced with making 2 weeks worth of meals with half the money I usually get. (No, this is not normal and there are stupid surprise dentist and doctors visits we have to pay for- things of that nature)

So, I am asking that you would do either two things:
~The first is to do this with me. I challenge you to cut your weekly grocery budget in half and save the other half for…who knows maybe a date with you and a shoe store. I would be more encouraged to know that I am not the only one doing this. 🙂 (please let me know who’s doing this with me!-comment on my blog)

~The second is that I would love it if you would tell me some of your family recipes that stretch. The ingredients must be what a typical person would have in the pantry and feed 3 people. I am taking pictures of all our meals (dinners really) so maybe your meal will be highlighted! I will give you all credit and link to your blog.

Thank you so much for reading, commenting or doing this with me. 🙂

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  1. Wow, what a challenge. Believe me I feel your pain. Milk over here costs $10 a gallon. That sucks!

  2. Alexis, I totally feel your pain. We are fortunate that things cost less here in Mexico. Well, I should say some things. The exchange rate also is in our favor with it being 13 pesos to 1 dollar. Our budget went from whatever I wanted to spend to $400.00 a month. One of the things that is quite easy to do is cutting your meat in half. For us, that means using a 1/2 or 1/4 pound of hamburger in spaghetti instead of a pound, which was really too much meat anyway. If I have any ideas or recipes, I will send them your way. Blessings, Gail

  3. Hi!

    I am an old friend of Travis' from High School. I was surfing his blog and ran across yours 😀

    something that has really helped me when money is tight.

    Go buy TVP (textured vegetable protein) it comes in a powder. You can usually find it at a health food store. I buy it in bulk at Winco but I don't know if you have one down there. It has the texture of ground beef or turkey and it takes on what ever flavor you are working with. I usually mix it in a 1:1 ratio. It is super cheap and makes the meat stretch a lot further.

    just a thought.

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