Pantry Challenge, Days 27 & 28: The Last Suppers

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. Thanks for putting up with all my whining last week. I’m not sure what came over me. But, I’m all better now. Now that we’re at the end of the Pantry Challenge, I’m so glad I […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 26: Bonjour!

We started our day off with a little bread and jam, or petit dejeuner as we like to call it around here. FishPapa found me some cassis jam awhile back which is my very favorite. Yum! Now that’s something from the pantry that I’m more than happy to use up!Breakfast: Petit DejeunerLunch: Chicken Chili and Leftover […]

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Chocolate Fruity Granola Bites, A Pantry Challenge

The blogosphere is a funny place, you meet people who you connect with but often have no recollection of how you “found” them in the first place. Such it is with Jenna. But I’m so glad I found her! I always learn something new about healthy eating when I visit her site. She’s on a […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 25: Life’s At the Beach!

Seems like life is picking up speed around here and I’m starting to lose my focus on the pantry a little as I plan for Freezer Cooking Days and teach school and keep the house clean and get ready for my trip. Yesterday afternoon I had the kids ready to go when my husband came home, and […]

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Pantry Challenge, Days 23 and 24: The Cupboard is Almost Bare

The Pantry Challenge is proving to be a great success. Thanks for all your encouragement! We still have $35 left in the grocery envelope so I am carrying that over to February’s stash for Once A Month Cooking Days, starting Friday. It’s pretty slim pickings in the freezer and pantry which is a good thing. My […]

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Reasons to Improve Your Diet

I’ve come a long way from the teenage days when a Coke and a Snickers bar was my morning snack. Neither my teeth nor my waistline can handle such a diet these days. But, “eat better” has been on my to do list for years. I think we’ve made some progress as a family, especially […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 22: Love that Focaccia!

We are really enjoying focaccia these days. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. Breakfast: PancakesLunch: Tuna Salad for the Kids, Salade Nicoise for the adultsDinner: Turkey Sandwiches on Focaccia Bread, Applesauce Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Pantry Challenge, Day 21: I Went Out by Myself

Trying to get back to taking one night off a week. Tonight I went clothes shopping and did some bloggity work at Chick-Fil-A, leaving hubs to hold down the fort. In other news, I think we’re getting weary of the pantry. Breakfast: Applesauce-Walnut Bread with Cinnamon Glaze (recipe to follow)Lunch: a mish-mash of frozen dinners […]

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Restaurant Dining on a Budget

Our family loves to eat out, but with eight mouths to feed, our restaurant adventures can be rather expensive — or simply limited. Attempting to establish healthier eating habits this year as well as to use what we have in the pantry, fridge, and freezer have been natural controls on how much restaurant or take out […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 20: The Breakfast of Champions

I’m going to shock and amaze some of you when I tell you that I fed my family chocolate cake for breakfast. I did. Really and truly. I baked it last night when a major chocolate craving hit, but it didn’t get frosted until after bedtime. Let me tell you I was deemed Mother of […]

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