$34.27 Challenge

The $34.27 Challenge is the ugly stepchild of Project Grocery, an attempt to keep our grocery budget under $120 per week.

Since I've been under budget a grand total of three times since I started the Project (and two of those weeks were spent in Pennsylvania for Christmas eating someone else's food), for two weeks we're going to try and spend only $34.27 on groceries and eat mainly what's in our pantry, freezer and fridge.

Project Grocery: The Gauntlet is Thrown Down 
How to Make Friends at the Grocery Store 
Food Waste Friday: Freezer Inventory
Project Grocery: Two Weeks of Food for $34.27
The $34.27 Challenge: Making Do and Making Mayonnaise
The $34.27 Challenge: Now You're Just Making Stuff Up
Snacks! Snacks! Snacks!

Our (overly) detailed menu plan for the two weeks:

This is what we bought:

This is what our cupboards looked like in the end, and what was left in our pantry, freezer and fridge:


And, in the end, this is how we did:

The $34.27 Wrap-up: Two Weeks of Pantry, Freezer and Leftover Eating