FishMama and Money Saving Mom are hosting an Eat from the Pantry Challenge (here and here) during January. I tried to do this in December, but we didn't eat at home as much as I'd planned. So....we still have quite a bit in the freezer and pantry. I'm going to buy as little food as possible during January and we'll use the money we save out of our $350 grocery (food and household items) budget toward our family vacation to Ruidoso next summer.
For my birthday, I got Once a Month Cooking by Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson. Once we've eaten most of our pantry stock, I'm really excited to try this out!