Day 16, Pantry Challenge 2020

hot dog on homemade bun on plate with vegetables

Sunday, Sunday. We did okay. Everyone, it seems, was up and at ’em early. I was baking bread and making homemade hot dog buns before 9. My 13yo daughter was baking star biscuits. I also started some Vegetable Bolognese in the slow cooker. Will make that into lasagna tomorrow. Breakfast A quick reheat of the breakfast gravy […]

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Day 15, Pantry Challenge 2020

packed fridge

Heading into week 3 of the Pantry Challenge, here’s how we’re trucking. Today was my computer day, so I tried to hide away in my office and avoid people. I’m an introvert mom with six kids. What can I say? All this means is that food photos are scare today. You get fridge and freezer […]

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Day 14, Pantry Challenge 2020

cart of groceries at Ralphs

This year I’m hosting 12 different Grocery Savings Challenges. This first Pantry Challenge is a great way to save money, avoid food waste, and clear some kitchen clutter. Here we are at the end of week two and we’re still standing. Everybody yell, “Yay! I woke up, as I predicted, regretting my food choices of […]

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Pantry Challenge Savings Pack

None of us in born knowing how to cook or save money. These are things to learn and practice over the years. Check out four good things to help you learn. Keep a budget. Watch for sales. Cook at home. These are things you’ve probably heard or read about how to save money, eat well, […]

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Day 13, Pantry Challenge 2020

salad with crackers and cucumbers

Some days are winners in the Pantry Challenge, and some days just are. Here’s how Day 13 went down for us. Whew. It’s been a good day. We used up some things. Everyone ate very well. In my case, a little too well. I had some fun food stashed (BBQ potato chips and Moose Munch). […]

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Cheddar Coins – aka Homemade Cheez Its

stack of cheddar cracker coins on white plate

Like boxed cheddar crackers? You’ll love these healthier homemade cheez its. Made with sharp cheddar cheese and a little whole wheat flour your snacking time just got a whole lot better. I think I have done it. I didn’t think it would really turn out like I hoped. But, it did. Yes, yes, it did. […]

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Day 12, Pantry Challenge 2020

cart of groceries at ALDI

Here we are ending the 12th day of the Pantry Challenge, as we work on shopping the kitchen first before heading to the store. Careful readers will remember that last night I baked three loaves of Banana Bread. Bryan asked me last night if he could cut into one. I replied that I needed some […]

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Day 11, Pantry Challenge 2020

salad bowl with vegetables and pork

This month’s Grocery Savings Challenge is to “eat down the pantry”. By eating up what’s on hand before buying more, I’m stewarding my resources well and saving money. At the same time, I learn how to be a better shopper and exercise my creativity in the kitchen. Oh happy day! My niece was born last […]

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