It’s been nearly two weeks since I went shopping and we’re still eating food leftover from our sisters’ visit last week. Talk about way over planning! Though we’re running low on a few things and I’m tempted to go shopping, I thought it would be fun to join Penniless Parenting’s Eat from the Pantry Challenge.
I plan to buy milk from a friend who runs a farmer’s market, but that’s all until next weekend when birthday season starts at our house.
Our garden is just starting to produce vegetables and we have odds and ends left in the fridge to ensure that we won’t be skipping vegetables. I’ve been feeling stuck in a rut lately and the challenge has already started to spark my creativity.
Plus, we’re saving to replace my husband’s car (yay!) and every little bit helps, right?
So, here’s my menu plan for the next eight days.
Friday– Grilled chicken with Pope’s Bean and Rice Salad (a new recipe I can’t wait to try)
Saturday–Homemade pizza topped with leftover grilled chicken and vegetables
Sunday– Homemade Beef and Vegetable Lasagna (from the freezer)
Monday– Bbq chicken with sweet potato fries
Tuesday– Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Leftover Bbq chicken, broccoli, sprouts, cheese, etc.
Wednesday– Spinach, Bacon & Sprouts Quiche
Thursday-- Spaghetti Pie (from the freezer) with fresh green beans from the garden
Friday– Chicken fajitas (once again with homemade tortillas)
Um, that hardly feels like a challenge. I didn’t realize quite how much food I still had in the fridge. I’m so glad I didn’t go shopping because otherwise I’m sure I would have let some of this food go to waste.
If it weren’t for a birthday girl’s special request, we could probably go longer.
What about you? Do you like to challenge yourself to eat from the pantry (and fridge/freezer?)
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