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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Eight

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.

pizza night pantry

Whew! We made it! It’s been a long time since we did a 4-week Pantry Challenge on Good Cheap Eats. It wasn’t easy, was it? But, I bet you saved some money.

I am really looking forward to a big freezer restock tomorrow. My husband, 17yo son, and I are going to tackle a Whole 30 starting on Sunday. Part of my motivation for the Pantry Challenge was to save money to offset our costs for next month.

I shopped today for freezer cooking, but we ate “old food” just to keep things on the up and up. [Continue reading…]

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Seven

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.

celebrating 52 birthday

This is my second to last Pantry Challenge post until July. Squee! Or, well, you know what I mean.

We are thrilled to be nearing the challenge and even more thrilled to know that we saved over $600 this month. I ran to the store today for a few more “wisdom tooth foods” and cake stuff for my husband’s birthday. I spent $16 so that brings us just under $550 for the month. Whoo hoo!

As for the food, well, how about 52 cupcakes for a fun birthday? They were mini cupcakes so they took only one cake mix and I made a double batch of my Chocolate Buttercream, using Hershey’s Dark Cocoa powder. Super yum. [Continue reading…]

2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Six

Pot Pie

The triumph of the day was finding two rosemary and pork sausages in the freezer to make a pot pie for dinner.

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Five

Im-Taking-Pantry-Challenge

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. Again no picture. It was a weird day. I slept in, took a 90 minute nap in the afternoon,¬†and I’m ready to go […]

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Four

Chicken Noodle Stirfry

I really am quite pleasantly surprised that we’re already to day 24 without too much carnage. In fact, today was quite tasty!

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Pantry Challenge Update: Week Three

We are in the home stretch, people! Week Three is done. Whew! I’m so glad. Our pantry is looking pretty sparse. Pasta is gone; rice is gone; most of the beans are gone. The big freezer is emptied and unplugged. Only one week to go! This last week is kinda crazy. I’m not quite jumpy […]

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Three

Queso fundido

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. That is one of our family’s most favorite dishes, Queso Fundido. In the past, I’ve served it in a large pie plate, but since […]

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-Two

ino pantry

Oh, no food pic today. You get a Mother-Daughter selfie. My girl went with me on a photo shoot today for the cover of Book #4.

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2015 Winter Pantry Challenge: Day Twenty-One

pizza night with spinach

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. Wow! We’re three-fourths of the way done today. Yay! We are probably going to wind up our challenge¬†on the 29th or 30th. Since FishBoy17 […]

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Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms

breakfast hash

Stir up a hearty sweet potato hash with brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Eggs nestled in the vegetables bring protein to a tasty, power-packed meal, perfect for a Whole 30. As the end of the Pantry Challenge nears and FishBoy17 and I gear up for a Whole 30 next month, I’ve been scrolling through pics and […]

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