This month we’re avoiding the grocery store and shopping the kitchen. Here’s how we’re eating. It’s like reality TV, for food.
I woke to a disaster and a half in the kitchen this morning. Turns out I was more tired than I thought last night and didn’t check on how the kids handled their dinner clean up. Let’s just say my head spun around and smoke came out my ears.
Probably was good that I spent a couple hours in the kitchen this morning, tidying, cleaning out the fridge, solidifying our meal plans for the day — and making the kids dry and put away every blessed dish. Clearly some things need to change around here.
As for food….
Pantry Challenge Meals, Day 5
Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Toast, Roast Vegetables, Cuties
Lunch: Beans and Rice with toppings
Dinner: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Asian Slaw (recipe from my freezer cookbook). I served them on Hawaiian rolls which interesting. They were too sweet for me.
Other kitchen work included: thawing cheese for tomorrow’s pizza and broth for Stone Soup for lunch. It may be Asian style to use up tonight’s leftovers.
Re: groceries – the mochi ice creams that I bought the kids from Costco last month were defective. Don’t ask me: I don’t eat them. But the coating was weird. So, I took those back and got back $10. The woman at the desk said that I wasn’t the first to return the mochi.
While I was there, I exercised GREAT SELF-CONTROL and only got milk, eggs, prunes, and some veg while I was there. Will power!
I spent $40, but with the $10 back, we’ll call it $30. Seeing as the first week is almost over, I think we’re doing okay. 😉
(I still need to post my December Grocery Geek post, but I’ve been so busy getting my Revive course ready, I haven’t had time to type it up. Hopefully early next week!)