Pantry Challenge 2011: Day 23

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This was Day 23 of my Pantry Challenge. If you want to join me, go check out the details and sign up here.

It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend. Hubs worked overtime in a major way — good and bad in some ways. Good that is extra time off later; bad that we didn’t get to see him much.

Here’s what I served my family today

Breakfast – Banana Bread, Applesauce, Orange Juice

Lunch – Brats, Hot Dogs, Asian Slaw, Veggies and Dip, Potato Chips

The slaw was really easy. Prepackaged cole slaw mix was on sale for $1. I added about 1/2 cup ofย this sauce that was leftover in the fridge mixed with 2/3 a bag of prepackaged cole slaw mix and a handful of sunflower seeds.

Dinner – Chicken, Rice and Mushroom Soup; Sourdough Rolls

I’m looking forward to the end of this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Oh dear! I have LEARNED so much from this challenge…but I must say, I’m looking forward to the end of the week as well! My birthday is next Sunday and the first thing we’re gonna do is go out and celebrate! With FOOD! I’m not near as creative with food as you are! lol I will be doing this challenge again within the year tho! It was well worth it!

  2. Denise C. says:


  3. I took you pantry challenge this month and I am so excited! I saved $100 from our food/household budget! I have had my eye on a tortilla press, and a new food processor (since mine broke last summer)…with the extra savings, I bought the tortilla press and I am very close to getting the food processor!

  4. another sue says:

    Care to share the recipe that goes with that photo? (Or point me to it if you already have?)

    My contribution to your pantry challenge activity is to suggest that as you empty your freezer, fill up some old containers with water and set them into the empty spaces. A full freezer is much more efficient than an emptier one.

  5. i have been doing this for the month so far as well, only with a family of 4, i have been keeping my perishables/awesome sales down to $20/wk. i have a freezer and pantry full of things and it doesn’t even feel as if i have made a dent in it. i plan on going into february with this challenge to myself, because there is still so much. i might increase my budget to $30 a week for Feb, mostly because the supply of apples i bought in September is finally gone…we will see how things hold out.

  6. Do we get the recipe for the Asian slaw?

  7. Ummm, YES, I want the recipe for the Asian slaw as well, please!!!

  8. Would you please share the Asian Slaw recipe? It looks mouth-wateringly delicious!!

  9. That Asian slaw looks good!

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