This month I’m doing a Pantry Challenge. For two weeks, I’m focusing on using up what we have to save money and time and to reduce waste.
Wow! Day 12 already? It’s weird to think how fast time flies.
Today there are no exciting pictures. Sorry about that. Anyway…
For breakfast I made cinnamon rolls with the last of the Artisan Bread Dough from Friday’s pizza. We did not like it half as well as my other two recipes so I won’t be doing that again. I also made a batch of Turkey Sausage.
I thought I was doing so well that I put the pot roast in the slow cooker before church, but I forgot to pull the fish to thaw for tacos. Instead we stopped at Chipotle on the way home and used some gift cards and free item coupons we got last month when they were really slow with our order. Win-win.
Then we headed home for football. Sad. Snacks included popcorn and smoothies. I buy gmo-free Bob’s Red Mill popcorn from Amazon and that is one of our go-to snacks with melted butter. I make it in an airpopper so there’s not too much mess to deal with.
For supper, I cooked one rutabaga (it was about the size of a volleyball), a softball-sized turnip, and a bunch of potatoes. I mashed them all with cream cheese, salt, and pepper and served that with the pot roast and veggies from the freezer.
I highly recommend this method for pot roast. It was so good. I used shallots, mushrooms, herbs de provence, and some Newcastle beer. So good!
Snacks: Popcorn and smoothies
Dinner: Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker with potatoes, rutabagas, turnips
This post is a part of the Pantry Challenge where we’re trying to save money on food by using up what we have. I’ll be posting daily updates on how the challenge is going.