I found this article to be interesting, “As food costs soar, it’s back to basics for meal planners.” There is no doubt that this current economy crisis has impacted every single one of us in one way or the other. Whether it is job losses, pay cuts or just plain paying more for certain products…like eggs and bread, a bad economy isn’t without impact. Many people are dealing with rising food costs by “curtailing restaurant meals to planting gardens, using coupons, shopping smarter and cooking more economical meals.”
I absolutely love reading about food and economy related topics. Call me weird…but that is the stuff I enjoy. I love trying to cut costs and increase value at the same time. I love a bargain but don’t like skimping on quality. I love to be rich cheap. I love the challenge of building a pantry. I love buying bulk. I love couponing. That is why my dream outing is going grocery shopping with a load of coupons and stopping in at Goodwill on .99 cent day.
I have big plans for my 2009 year pantry. Have you made plans for your pantry this coming year? Do you shop week to week? Is your pantry dry at the end of the month? Are you more motivated to build a pantry during unstable economic times?
Stay tuned for more Pantry 2009 ideas, projects and challenges.