#SNAP4aWeek Reflections | Final Tally & Parting Thoughts

Today is the final day of my family's participation in the Mazon SNAP Food Stamps Challenge. I wanted to share with you my final grocery total, as well as some parting thoughts on our experiences. As far as food costs, I did two additional shops … [Read more...]

Frugal Snack Idea – Homemade Hummus

We like our hummus. It's our years spent in Israel, I suppose, but we consider ourselves rather to be connosieurs. Of course, I'm also busy (and lazy) and usually our "fine taste in hummus" ends up being Sabra from Costco. Not that there's … [Read more...]

SNAP Reflections | Hospitality Can Be Tricky {#SNAP4aWeek}

Today is Day 3 of the Snap4aWeek Challenge. So far, so good. No one has gone hungry, I'm happy to say. Although my kids have griped a bit about the lack of snack food (we have plenty of snacks, by the way - they mean "junk food"!) The food waste … [Read more...]

SNAP Reflections – Food Waste Makes Me Crazy

I'll be sharing little snipits of my emotional experiences with Mazon's SNAP Food Stamp Challenge throughout the week. I'd love to hear from those of you participating this week as well - Paul, Sharon, Susan, Chaviva... and everyone else. So, this … [Read more...]

My Last Shopping Trip(s) for the SNAP Challenge – $78.32

Yesterday, I did the second half of my shopping for the SNAP Food Stamp Challenge. I was going to shop only at Walmart and Costco. But then a friend pointed out that Costco might not take food stamps - and even if they did, the cost of membership … [Read more...]

What $31.50 Will Buy at Aldi {#SNAP4aWeek}

I started my SNAP Food Stamp Challenge shopping off at Aldi. While not everyone has an Aldi nearby, if you do (check the store locator here), Aldi can be a wonderful source for inexpensive produce. I usually stop there at least once a week to pick … [Read more...]