I ended up breaking my pantry challenge $20 a week grocery budget guideline. Save-a-Lot had a coupon for $5 off $25, and I was in need of butter. I also picked up a lettuce and some cream cheese. My jalapeno plants are still producing so I wanted to make more poppers for the freezer. While I was in town I decided to pick up some additional groceries so I would not need to go back later this week. I used some coupons to take advantage of sales. I stocked up a bit on cereal and some snacks for W's lunch and at home. I ended up spending my usual $50 a week.
I am planning to continue the pantry challenge on a more limited basis in February. I may take advantage of some sales but will still focus on using what I have. Overall I am pleased with how the challenge went.
I will be back tomorrow with some regular posts.