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!!!!)

1 comment:

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

We ended up doing a pantry challenge this month, but more because of how much money we had to spend on other things. ;-)

This week is our last week that we're trying to keep things as lean as possible. We won't be going crazy after that, because we are a big family on a budget, but we can loosen our belts a little. Then, Lent hits, and we'll be eating pretty lean, for a different reason. :-)

Thank you for sharing your menu! We are finally getting above freezing on a regular basis, but I'm prepared for another shock of below zero to hit in the next week or two. I don't trust Old Man Winter until Spring appears for real. Even then, you never know, we've had hard freezes over Memorial Day weekend here, before.