Spending first: I spent $19. That bought me six gallons of milk, two boxes of cereal, baby carrots, mushrooms, half & half, soy sauce, tomato paste and Italian seasoned tomatoes. The items were not absolutely necessary but are helpful for some meal plans.
In keeping things honest and real - today found us out running errands much longer than I anticipated. I used some of my personal money to buy us a light dinner. Since it was not grocery money, I am going to give myself a pass. I do not plan to make a habit of it. This just happened to occur on the first day of the pantry challenge.
I made up for it by cooking an early supper of ham fried rice and rolls. I used some rice I had a frozen a couple of weeks ago, frozen mixed vegetables, and some of the leftover holiday ham. The rolls were homemade and also from the freezer.
I am off to an okay start. I will not let a minor slip up discourage me. Check back tomorrow to see how day two goes!