Last week you might remember that I posted about how we were doing a spending freeze. You can read more about that HERE.
Our spending freeze has been uber successful, so now that I've built momentum, I am not ready to stop. Not only am I not ready to stop, but I wanted to take it one step further. How could I save more on top of freezing our spending?
I decided the best way was to cut our grocery bill. And aside from not eating, which is not optional for anyone in this household (seriously, anyone of us misses a snacktime and we get HANGRY) it seemed to me the way to decrease our grocery bill was to make some convenience food items myself instead of buying them. I knew that by purchasing less pre-made food it would lower our expenses.
|Homemade bread and almond milk|
So what have I made so far? I did start this at the end of January to prepare for the first week of February.
I've made my own:
Granola (can you say goodbye $4 boxes of cereal that lasts two days in this house?)
Tortillas (This was WAY easier than I thought it would be!)
|Taco night with homemade wraps and greek yogurt, along with a cucumber-mango salsa recipe you can find at Imperfect Homemaking.|
On top of repeating the above list throughout the month, I am wanting to make my own chicken broth and I also have some whey from the yogurt I made so I am hoping to ferment some kind of food! Fermented foods are great for your digestive system.
Doing this long-term would definitely help our budget, but I don't want to set myself up for failure. Life is busy, and it can be hard to find the time to make a lot of stuff at home. So right now my goal is to do this for February. I am hoping at the end of the month I will have gained momentum in this area too and commit doing this on a regular basis.
What about you? What do you make at home to save some money?