There were many weeks when there was little money in the checkbook, but we always had a well-organized larder (a pleasant, old-fashioned word for pantry!) filled to the brim with boxes, jars, bags, and cans. With a bit of creativity, we were still able to eat well - and always had enough so that we could offer hospitality to others, even during the lean times.
I don't have that little nook anymore and the days of available cash rebates have come and gone. There are only 2 mouths to feed. But, I still love a great bargain, and thoughtfully stocking up when things go on sale allows us to be "good stewards" of the resources that God has allowed us to have. Creating a pantry also keeps you from the wasteful use of time and money that come from frequent trips to the store ... and at $4+ a gallon ... well, need I say more?
Grateful for that little nook ~