tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post6646104436824646344..comments2016-05-25T08:56:42.320-05:00Comments on On the Banks of Squaw Creek: Giving Up Groceries for LentKatie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comBlogger9125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-53665995610930126682012-04-01T22:30:18.192-05:002012-04-01T22:30:18.192-05:00We do $50 a week, which is honestly all we can aff...We do $50 a week, which is honestly all we can afford. I have never had any real problems but it means I can&#39;t really buy any easy foods, just raw fruits and veggies, ground beef, eggs, milk and such. Sometimes I think it is more stressful because it means cooking from scratch every night, but it also feels good to not spend more than we can afford. We always joke that we will feel like we Debrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13841116732818863220noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-57618343247303949582012-04-01T22:19:20.698-05:002012-04-01T22:19:20.698-05:00Katie, you&#39;ve inspired me. My grocery bills ha...Katie, you&#39;ve inspired me. My grocery bills have been through the roof lately, partially due to being a food blogger. However, I am going to do my best to use up what I have in my pantry this week. I don&#39;t know if I can do $25 a week, but I know I can do better than what I currently am. Thanks for the inspiration! :)Ashley @CenterCutCookhttp://www.centercutcook.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-5735615643373637442012-03-28T19:27:15.719-05:002012-03-28T19:27:15.719-05:00I so need to think hard about doing this or at lea...I so need to think hard about doing this or at least cutting back. Probably like you, I live pretty darned far away from all the big stores, so when I go, I go big and then don&#39;t go for a while except for the staples of eggs, milk, bread..... You have given me a good challenge to think about. Lord knows I have enough in my freezers, yes I have more than one, to live on for a while, and it Lana Wallpehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06003384586082557583noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-89833337984365269552012-03-27T11:44:43.553-05:002012-03-27T11:44:43.553-05:00Wow!!! That has got to be so tough! We spend about...Wow!!! That has got to be so tough! We spend about $100 a week on groceries, not counting eating out, which we do at least twice a week. My husband is working hard to gain weight, and eats a ridiculous amount of food every day. If it weren&#39;t for that, it would definitely be something I&#39;d try. I am really hoping to at least have some tomato plants this year, but I&#39;ve never gardened Kristinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01461400416760300760noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-2564057463371443212012-03-27T10:46:28.240-05:002012-03-27T10:46:28.240-05:00I have to say - I&#39;m scared to read that book! ...I have to say - I&#39;m scared to read that book! My sis-in-law read it and said it just ruined her!<br /><br />As it is, our family budget is $75/week for needs and food. That is tough to do, I&#39;m not sure I could cut it down to $25, though some weeks I do only spend $40 on food.<br /><br />We&#39;re beginning a garden this week and hope to grow/can/freeze/store as much of our own produce Curly-Thttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07669963575731983192noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-58821886663422363662012-03-27T10:45:00.967-05:002012-03-27T10:45:00.967-05:00Wow, $25 is low but I think it&#39;s totally do-ab...Wow, $25 is low but I think it&#39;s totally do-able For us, with three little kids, the milk and eggs alone are close to that, but we could probably pull off $50 easily especially once I get my fantasy-her-and-veggie garden going! I am so proud of you (is that weird?) for doing this. It&#39;s very inspirational.<br /><br />Jessica<br /><a href="http://www.stayathomeista.com/" rel="nofollow">Jessica @ Stay at Home-istahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12982756540681513061noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-9976911999933414112012-03-27T09:33:09.906-05:002012-03-27T09:33:09.906-05:00Neat idea Katie! I can do $25.00 a week once in a...Neat idea Katie!<br /><br />I can do $25.00 a week once in a while. At our local store I mostly buy fresh fruit and veggies. The also make great homemade sausage. I also buy off the weekly sales flier. <br /><br />It is when we go to the big city that we stalk up on pantry items. Over the years I have started keeping less canned items on hand (and we have not missed it much). I prefer to Robynhttp://theranchwifechronicles.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-89831501685047959422012-03-27T09:24:11.103-05:002012-03-27T09:24:11.103-05:00Good for you! I try to only go to the store every...Good for you! I try to only go to the store every two weeks. I went yesterday and spent over $300. Sigh. I was out of a lot of stuff I keep on hand.Sarahhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17149294851736916344noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-22187648939597448582012-03-27T08:54:22.633-05:002012-03-27T08:54:22.633-05:00You are awesome! I can&#39;t wait to read your fo...You are awesome! I can&#39;t wait to read your follow up posts to learn how you did it! :)Beth {Design Your Dwelling}http://www.designyourdwelling.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.com