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 night, so it was fun to wake up to the news that she’s arrived, safe and healthy.
Her daddy, my youngest brother, is a cop and an officer in the California National Guard, so I spent the better part of the morning figuring out how to get coffee and pink donuts delivered to the hospital. LOL! I thought that was better than flowers.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Postmates, a delivery service I’d never tried, did a fantastic job. In fact, the driver or Postmate, as they’re called, texted me with a question about the donut order. Once I explained that it was to celebrate a baby girl, she went all out with pink colored tissue paper and a card!
I highly recommend Postmates, so much so that I gotta share this referral link; when you use the link, you’ll receive a $100 delivery fee credit. That means that you’ll only pay for the food, tax, and tip, similar to what you would when you go out — only you can stay home and someone can bring it to you.
The options of restaurants vary by location, but they also do grocery store and pharmacy pick up and deliveries, so maybe it will work for you.
The kids and I raided the fridge for leftovers at lunch. I made a big salad with the rest of last night’s dinner. The kids made a variety of burrito bowls, salads, and mac and cheese.
We’ve still got some containers of leftovers to use up, but we’re doing a good job on food waste.
Dinner was beautiful and delicious! I just didn’t get a picture that did it justice. I made a huge salad with mixed lettuces, carrots, green onions, peppers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and this divine parmesan cheese. I made an Herbed Vinaigrette to go with.
My daughter roasted us a big pan of broccoli and cauliflower while Bryan grilled two pork tenderloins with Homemade Herbes de Provence. I also grabbed a bag of frozen red potatoes out of the freezer. It was a smallish bag, so no one got as much as they wanted, but it was a great dinner all the way around.
Tonight I also got some baking done: Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips. I didn’t have coconut milk so I used almond milk instead. I also enhanced it with some protein powder.
I hope to get some other breakfast prep done in the morning to get us through the week.
How is your Pantry Challenge going?