Day 2: Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Welcome to Day 2 of our No/Low Spend Challenge!!

I am SO sorry we are a couple days behind, we have been sick but are getting much better at casa twelveOeight…

 

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A large part of our budgets each month is food.

Since we have just started our No Spend/Low Spend Challenge for the month of January I thought it would
be the perfect time to first take stock of exactly what is in my pantry, freezer and refrigerator before I make my
next grocery list.

And a funny thing happened, I was able to come up with 7 dinners on what I already had on hand.
I may need a little more milk, bread or cheese by the end of 7 days, but I was pretty stoked to see that I had so much
already.  And I am loving the recipes I found/already make to use up some of my supply!

A couple things you may be wondering, why would you want to restrict yourself in this area?
For me it’s not about not spending any money, it’s about changing the way I shop and take a different approach
to my budgeting and spending.

Have you ever had a college student stand in awe of your refrigerator or pantry before? I realized how much I truly
had when my younger sister visited after being away at school for a while years ago.
I wasn’t doing any radical stock piling, I just had what I considered a well-stocked pantry.
And so much of it stayed at the back, and expired.  Because I never got that far back on the shelves, but kept topping
off my supply just in case. [Read more…]

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties