Sunday, January 24, 2016

What we've been eating, and the (Failed) Pantry Challenge

Well, I usually do a Pantry Challenge in January.  But this year, I failed.
It didn't happen.
So I'm moving it to FEBRUARY!!!!! :)

Life has been chaotic and unpredictable, and I had to go out of town for nearly a week, so I decided not to sweat the pantry challenge.  Although we do really need to save some money, it will be in the upcoming month instead of this one.

So here's what we've been eating in the midst of our craziness:
Sunday~ Out to lunch.  I had been out of town almost all of the preceding week, and needed to go to the grocery store.  So we went out.
Monday~ Rotisserie-style chicken and steamed broccoli.
Tuesday~ various leftovers in the fridge.
Wednesday~ Tacos.  I tried a gluten-free tortilla, and it was surprisingly good!
Thursday~ Fend For Yourself.  Mom had a late practice.
Friday~ BBQ chicken, twice baked potatoes (from the freezer), broccoli
Saturday~ Tomato soup.  It is COLD.
Sunday~ A pretty amazing Sausage, Potato and Spinach soup.  I put it in the slow cooker and let it simmer while we were at church.  When I got home, I added the spinach, and made some cheesy bread for my guys.  It was a hit with everyone - my 15 y.o. said, "I can't even taste the spinach," to which my husband replied, "But it's so good for you".... MY HEART WAS PROUD!! And I forgot to add the cream - my guys loved it without.

This week should be a little calmer, and payday is this week.  (It's been six weeks since our last payday, so we are READY for it!!!!)