This month our family is participating in a Pantry Challenge. We’re focusing on using up what we have in order to save money and time as well as to reduce waste.
Sorry for the iPhone photo. Winter does that to me. No natural light, so I get lazy.
Today was my loafing around day. I slept in and let the kids play all day and cook breakfast and lunch. Just now I cut the littles loose with a jar of homemade brownie mix and the recipe. They had a blast. And there’s ice cream in the freezer if it doesn’t work out.
My big efforts came in when I headed to the grocery store. I got one of the itty bitty carts so that I was limited by what I could buy. I spent $70. Report tomorrow.
I had planned to make Summer Rolls for dinner, but just didn’t have the energy. I concocted Asian fake-out on the fly: Lime-Soy-Jalapeno Chicken, Stirfried Cabbage, and Coconut Rice. The chicken was too spicy for the littles, but the bigguns liked it.
I kinda wish there was a “weekend break” in the pantry challenge, don’t you?
Lunch: pasta salad
Snacks: apples, bananas, carrots
Dinner: Lime-Soy-Jalapeno Chicken, Stirfried Cabbage, and Coconut Rice
Dessert: Cocoa Brownies
This post is part of the 2015 Winter Pantry Challenge. Read through the archives to catch up.