Make something creative!  Eric has worked up this awesome budget for us.  He’s the only one bringing home the bacon so we have to be careful about what we spend.  This month I tried really hard to stick to the grocery budget and buy as little as possible and use what we have in the pantry.  We basically cleaned out the pantry, fridge and freezer.  Everyone should try it.  You would be amazed at how creative you have to get in order to use everything.  Last night we were down to 2 packages of chicken flavored Ramen noodles, a can of Ravioli and a bag of frozen mixed veggies.  Well, my brain got to working and Voila! Dinner!  It was good, too!