I have been meaning to post this for a while but haven't had time.
In January I loosely followed The Pantry Challenge that was listed over at lifeasmom.com and moneysavingmom.com. I didn't find out about it until after it started but I am pleased with the results. The challenge reminded me to use up the leftovers and to rotate some of my storage.
My grand total for groceries/household needs for January was $208.42. I was $8.42 over my goal. I didn't try all that hard and I still cut my grocery budget in half. Not bad for a few minutes of extra planning.