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The Teacher's Table

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Hello Everyone!

I know it’s been awhile since I have written a post, but life happened. I needed a break. I needed to take care of myself. Now that I am feeling better, I am back and ready to post some delicious recipes, cooking tips, and product reviews.

Even though I haven’t been posting on the blog, I’ve been on social media. You can follow my daily posts on Instagram and Facebook by clicking the links and/or

For the last few months, I have been participating in the #ShelfCookingChallenge. Our house was literally bursting with food. Not only was I grocery shopping way too much, but my sister moved to WA and gave us a ton of food. Something had to be done!  It’s been really fun to come up with ways to use up everything in the house and to only spend about $25 a month on groceries. For the most part, I have stayed on budget. Mr. Teacher and I have only dined out a handful of times as well.

I began the challenge on May 29th. The picture above shows how much food we really had. As you can see, we were bursting at the seams with food.

Since that day, I have spent about $370 on groceries. I’m feeling pretty proud of myself considering this is what I usually spent in a month. Sites like Ibotta  and my new favorite FetchRewards helped me to earn money back on my groceries too.

Here is what our fridge, freezer, and pantry look like today.

I am definitely making a dent. I will continue to do this challenge in the upcoming weeks. I will be posting some new recipes very soon too.

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