It’s DAY 9 of the 30-Day No Grocery Shopping Challenge…

And my husband says it’s beginning to feel like we’re on The Oregon Trail.

Running low on meat. At least nobody has typhoid.



It’s not that we don’t have lots of food. It’s just not the food we’re used to. Or that we want to be eating necessarily.

I could go for some fresh apples right about now.

I’ve been reading through my copy of The Little House Cookbook for inspiration. It’s amazing to me how little our pioneer ancestors lived on… how simple their meals were and how little selection they had. We’re so spoiled nowadays with so many food choices. I think it would be a real struggle for many of us if we only had very basic staples to live on.

Preppers talk a big talk about living on rice and beans, but I challenge you to try it for a month. I promise you you’ll regret not storing more of a selection.

I think I need to focus some energy into making a good comfort food meal tomorrow.


Here’s the breakdown of Day 9’s challenge meals:

Scrambled freeze dried eggs, toast, jelly, coffee

Leftover potato fritters

Fresh mangoes, jicama, popcorn

Rice and steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots


How well stocked is your pantry? Would you have enough to get through a 30-day emergency comfortably? What comfort food item would you want to have the most?