Sunday, September 29, 2013
Non Traditional Sunday Dinner/Challenge Update
OH football season how we love thee!! Saturday was spent watching the SEC teams beat each other up as always, Roll Tide. A beautiful fall Sunday afternoon enjoying families cheer on little boys with big dreams. Sitting this evening with AJ the beagle while the doors and windows are wide open, there is no where else I would rather be.
We still have two more days to go before The Pantry Insurance Challenge begins but I thought I would share the rules tonight. To insure everyone who wants to play along is challenged there will be three levels. Pick which one fits you best
Ladies in Waiting - You don't have a well stocked pantry but realize it would be a real blessing for your family in case of an emergency.
Princess - You have a good start on your pantry but seem to run out of things too often. You could feed your family for a week maybe two if need be but there might be lots of complaints from your subjects.
The Queen - You could feed a small army with two hours notice. Purchasing food at full price makes you mad as a hornet. If one of your subjects leaves an empty box or bag in the pantry you are ready to send them to the dugeon.
For any of you British ladies I mean NO disrespect if I have messed up the royal pecking order. In my world Bear Byrant is King and Barbara Bush will always be Queen.
Now that you have figured out where you are on the Pantry level here are the rules
Use CASH only
Use your normal grocery budget
Share with the rest of us your success or failures in the comment section and/or link up your own blog
Ladies in Waiting - The goal is to have two weeks of extra food in your pantry by the end of the month in addition to your regular groceries. Keep in mind your family eats three meals each day and if your like our family snacks are a must.
Princess - The goal is to be able to feed your family for three extra weeks in addition to your regular groceries. Don't forget that birthday's, holiday's, and other celebrations come up even if the pay check stops.
Queens - You got this right? Ha, maybe, maybe not. The goal is to eat from the pantry all month long!! Keep your weekly shopping confined to dairy, eggs, and fruit (in season if you can). You still need to pull out your weekly CASH for grocery shopping but DON"T spend it!! Tuck that cash away for now.
OK, I hope the rules are clear, if not please let me know!! This month will take a whole lot of planning on all levels, lots of work in the kitchen, and smart purchases. I will share the weekly bonus challenge tomorrow. All this talk of food has me hungry for a piece of that apple cake before bed, time to sign off.