Pantry Challenge Day 25: Pizza Night

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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 was out running errands. We switched to my regular dough recipe. It was a welcome change from the 5 Minute Artisan Dough.

The littles helped me top the pizza. Most of them were standard pepperoni. I got fancy with my own. If I had to eat pepperoni pizza every week, we’d never eat pizza. It’s not my favorite.

Instead, I topped mine with olive oil, Jamie’s Spice Mix (cookbook), chopped uncooked greens, sliced mushrooms, diced peppers (from the freezer), goat cheese (from the freezer), cheddar and jack. It was amazingly good!

In other news, we had the last of the Goat Cheese tart and the last Raspberry Baked Oatmeal for breakfast.

Lunch was leftover soup. The children ate it with gusto. Not because they loved it, but because they had requested crepes for breakfast. I said yes — if they ate the soup with a good attitude. So there we are.

You know what we’re having for breakfast.

Day 25 Menus

Breakfast: Raspberry Baked Oatmeal, Leftover Tart/Quiche
Lunch: Leftover Soup, Crackers
Dinner: Pizza

How did YOUR day go?

This post is part of a month-long Pantry Challenge series. You can read more about my goals for the challenge here.

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  1. Breakfast: plain yogurt, banana
    Lunch: salad with diced roasted turkey
    Dinner: L/O pork and veggies – I ate the one with sauerkraut, kid ate the honey garlic kind

  2. Menus Day 25
    B: granola, bananas and baby bel cheese
    L: spaghetti with meat sauce and apple slices
    D: Hamburgers, waffle fries, apple slices and carrot sticks

    Baking is on tap this weekend. Our college kid is majoring in French. They are having a Galette party which I understand is a French tradition to celebrate Epiphany. She asked me to make a Galette des Rois cake which like our King cake has a bean or small china feve (favor) hidden inside. I have never made one so we will see how it comes out, but it is made with almond paste and puff pastry so how bad can it taste ;-).

  3. First of all, that pizza looks AMAZING! I’ll have to make a pizza with greens sometime.
    Friday was simple:
    B: cereal and leftover popovers with cranapple butter
    L: mac n’ cheese (by request) and oranges
    D: Leftover Pork chops, L/O Ham and Beans, cottage cheese and peaches

    • @Vanessa, I’ve been doing greens for awhile now on my pizzas. Super yummy. I’ve tried spinach, kale, mustard greens, and chard. It all works really well.

  4. Well,, the day started out well but the late evening became a guzzling fest.. I hate it when that happens but it sure was good.. Im sure not happy with the scale today but I knew I wouldnt be.. it never is after something like that.. My body just does not like those foodstuffs (if you want to call them that) but my tongue sure does. 😉

    B: oatmeal with honey & coffee
    L: fajita meat with salsa on a corn tortilla, rice
    S: shrimp & broccoli & an eggroll.. couple rangoons
    ss: 8-10 oz port and a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese.. Boy… that all was a good 5# worth of fluid gain in one day…

  5. Boy the 25th had me derailed. Breakfast and lunch were fine. The usual. Except the part where I tried to reheat leftovers in my 3 year old microwave(a nice one), even though I’d just used it at breakfast, and it decided to make a crazy garbage disposal noise. I turned it off right away and called for repairs. There’s no way I’m using it and risking a fire, explosion, or the like. If it’s not sounding right, something is very wrong.

    This is bad for me. I defrost everything (except fish)this way. I reheat things this way. i cook bacon and sausage for breakfast this way. I use it at least 5 times a day. at least. They can’t come out until Thursday. I’m at a loss.

    So, feeling depressed, when the hubby(who doesn’t know about the pantry challenge, but is just eating whatever i make and enjoying it) said, hey let’s order in chinese, I jumped at it. So $30 later, we were all very happy.

    Now I have to plan extremely well for the rest of the week, since there’s no microwave. Ugh. Wish me luck.

    • @Heather M, Unexpected things happen to us all. A broken microwave is frustrating (had it happen to us not that long ago). I too rely on mine for lots of meal prep. If this week doesn’t go as smoothly as the rest of your month has, cut yourself some slack.

  6. Breakfast – Oatmeal
    Lunch – Won Ton soup and canned fruit
    Dinner – Breaded cod sandwiches, sweet potato fries

    The pizza looked delicious!!

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