Alrighty, we’re humming along here. I went to the freezer today and saw lots of white space. There are a few proteins left to go and, of course, some grains that take longer to use, but we’ve cleared out a lot of things, including all the extra baking that happened over the holidays.
One good thing about your kids running weekly Dungeons and Dragons campaigns is that your home is full of teens who are happy to eat junk food. All the mini cakes have been disposed of!
Here’s how the day went for us:
Rather a random affair. I really want to change that this week.
Bryan made oatmeal. I had my usual but was really disappointed in both the yogurt and the blueberries. I couldn’t even finish it! Kids had their versions of smoothies, eggs, and toast.
The kids’ breakfasts were really late, so they didn’t have huge appetites come lunchtime.
I dug out a carton of Texas Chili from the freezer and reheated that alongside with the rice and beans from yesterday. I also made some Easy Pico de Gallo.
I made an omelet and salad for myself. Filled the omelet with the Irish cheddar no one else wants along with some tomatoes. Super yummy!
Bryan and I are going to grab burgers while the kids eat frozen pizzas with their friends. It’s my appeasement to myself for having cooked 68 meals in a row. 😉
I cooked up a huge pot of steel cut oats this afternoon for the college boys to have for easy breakfasts. I portioned that out and added brown sugar.
I also baked a couple batches of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. We are out of oil, so I used part butter and part applesauce. I used dark chocolate chunks which made them really yummy.
I’ve made a couple random stops over the weekend, trying to get good pricing on the things that I buy.
At Sprouts: celery, carrots, onions, romaine, and zucchini – total of $12
At Ralphs: bell peppers, oats, grape tomatoes, clearance bananas, and clearance lettuce – total of $12.
This brings my monthly total to $313. I will probably stop at ALDI on the way home later and grab dairy and a few other things to round out the week. Bryan’s birthday is Wednesday so I want to make sure we’ve got stuff for a yummy cake, etc.
How is the Pantry Challenge going for you?