As the garden continues to put out its last morsels of produce the floor of the kitchen is still cluttered with baskets of produce and jars for canning. Slowly the pantry is becoming better stocked each day. Also my challenge of living from the pantry and freezer continues with planning for good meals at a minimum of cost.
The filling of the freezer with meat and the pantry with other staples from the market is almost complete. I estimate that the cost to replenish everything has cost about $600 so starting this week I will begin to actually see what we spend over the next 6 months on groceries weekly. It should be interesting as I do not do a budget for such spending. Just purchase as we need things. I do have a couple of more items to purchase that is included in the $600 for restocking.
The only thing that has gone into the pantry this week has been from the garden.
I am not sure if I am frugal or cheap but I have come to pinch a penny until is squeals living on a limited fixed income and still eating better than many.
Be sure to visit our host,The Gardener of Eden
and see what other have to share in recipes and what they are squirreling away from their garden.