My Chef [ a.k.a. my Hubby ] has injured himself and he won’t be in His Natural Domain [ i.e., The Kitchen, Pantry and Freezer ] for about the next 2 months … so I am in the driver’s seat for feeding the family … oh, and playing nurse.
I recently read a fabulous book called ‘ The $21 Challenge ‘ by Authors Jackie Gower and Fiona Lippey.
This book is a simple guide to show you how to spend just $21 on food to feed your family for the week, without coupons.
You can visit their website for FREE sample chapters to get you started: http://www.simplesavings.com.au/21dollarchallenge
Their basic principle is that you clean out your pantry, cupboards, refrigerator and freezer of all those hidden-away items that you have forgotten to eat. By spending just $21 weekly on a few fresh ingredients [ like bread, milk, some meat, fruit and vegetables ] to supplement these items you can make delicious, nourishing recipes.
Challenge Accepted !
Hubby runs His Natural Domain like a Survivalist. [ I’m beginning to wonder how deeply the Y2K scare affected not just him, but other people ? ]. That is, if we ever do have a natural disaster, to have enough non-perishable food for at least 12 months. I personally think he has watched too many movies.
Since I’ve been Cook, I haven’t receive any complaints from Hubby and have, in fact, received quite a few praises. I must have picked up some cooking tips from him after all these years [ that’s what he says, anyway … ].
I believe I will easily achieve this $21 challenge. I didn’t need to visit the supermarket for the first 2 weeks. On week 3, I just picked up a few essentials and self-indulgences – Wine and Chocolate anyone?
I’ll keep you up-to-date at the end of my challenge.
Do you have any similar experiences or Can you recommend a book like this?