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Pantry Challenge Day 28: Out with a Bang

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.This is Day 28 and […]

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Pantry Challenge Link Up #4

As you know, I’m “eating down the pantry” this month to save money and be a better steward of what we have. Every day I’ve bloggedhow we’re eating and cooking as a family. You can read through my past week and how the challenge has gone for us here. This is the last of four […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 27

This is Day 27 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today was a sick day. This morning at least six out of eight Fishers exhibited some signs of illness. The baby and I are the […]

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Meal Planning for This Week

Planning out the meals for the week can help you stay organized and well-fed. This week I discovered color coding to help me know what meals we can make with what we have and what meals will need to be shopped for. I made the executive decision to end my Pantry Challenge on the 28th, […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 26: Running Out of Steam

This is Day 26 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I’m running out of steam. I’m thinking that I’m going to call the Challenge to an end on the 28th. Today I felt like Old […]

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Grocery Geek: The End of the Pantry Challenge

The month is almost over! And I’m so glad about that. I think that I may be pushing myself past my comfort zone. My family is pretty much done with the Pantry Challenge. They are ready for some more variety and regular meals like sunbutter sandwiches. Ha! Truth be told, so am I. I’ve plotted […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 25: Pizza Night

This is Day 25 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today was pizza night. It’s amazing. With a little flour you can make almost anything. Tonight was pizza night. FishBoy15 made the dough while I […]

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Dinner and Wine on a Dime

OK, it’s not really a dime. BUT… the ebook with all the how-to’s is FREE today only. My good friend Amy at Vine Sleuth is a wine enthusiast committed to helping us normal people pair a good wine with a great dinner. She and our friend Erin from $5 Dinners paired up to create this […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 24: Homemade Almond Butter

This is Day 24 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today I made homemade almond butter. Due to a family peanut allergy, we’ve not bought peanut butter in about two and a half years. Peanuts […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 23: Popovers that Didn’t Pop

This is Day 23 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash.  I’ve been making popovers for about fifteen years. They have always popped. Until today. My kids were thrilled that I was making them for breakfast. […]

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