Today was the first day of our Pantry Challenge. Since I had already made a meal plan, it wasn’t difficult to know what we were eating. The kids made their breakfast (waffles and sausages) while I was at the gym and hubs and another child were at the hockey rink. When I got home, I made my favorite Skillet Eggs.
Lunch was sandwiches with leftover lunch meat that my dad had brought with him on Friday. I had leftover fish and rice from Friday night as well. Honestly? It wasn’t a very fun lunch.
For dinner, I made a lasagna and salad. I had roasted vegetables earlier last week and blended them into a sauce. I froze half and that’s what I used for the lasagna along with a pound of ground pork I found in the kitchen freezer. Total rescue thanks to the inventory.
The salad was a success, too. My dad had left a head of iceberg, not something we normally buy. I chopped it up and topped it with half a can of garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, sliced zucchini, black olives, and romano cheese. I used a leftover Lemon Basil Vinaigrette from the other night, too.
Since lasagna is pretty heavy on the carbs, I decided not to bake bread. I’m running low on flour already, so I figure we’ll wait until we really need a bread side dish.
Cleaning out the fridge and making good cheap eats! That’s the name of the game, at least this week.
Lunch: Sandwiches, Leftovers
Dinner: Lasagna, Salad
I’ll be posting daily updates on how the challenge is going. You can read through the PC archives here.