This Pantry Challenge post is brought to you by 61 degrees and calm skies.
I know those of you inlanders will find this hard to believe, but it’s easy to forget how beautiful the beach can be. Tonight our family got a reminder of how blessed we are to live here.
Bryan got home at 3 like normal and we got to chatting about things the girls wanted to do this evening. We weren’t super keen on the activity, but he came up with an alternative.
Why don’t we go walk along the beach and grab dinner out?
Old me might have said, “Pantry Challenge.”
But, it’s been an interesting few years when kids have been growing up and preferring not to do things with the old parents. Any opportunity to be with our kids is now something we guard preciously.
And when all the kids who were home this afternoon were enthusiastic about the outing, you know there was a no way I was gonna say no.
We got there about an hour before sunset. We swung on the swings, walked along the beach, talked and laughed.
Usually it’s quite breezy, but tonight it was ultra calm. I’ve never seen the beach so calm. It was really beautiful and peaceful. And so worth jumping ship for.
After the sky turned a million brilliant shades, we had dinner at In-n-Out and I don’t regret it one bit.
Plus, dinner for 6 of us cost less than $30, so I call that a win.
This morning I cooked up two different egg bakes: one loaded with veggies, the other our standard Sausage Egg Hash Brown Casserole. We had the last of the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and the last loaf of sourdough bread.
Lunch was a hodge podge. I made tuna salad — with canned tuna imported from Maui! lol It was just Chicken of the Sea that I bought on vacation and packed home with us.
Some kids had Tuna Melt Sandwiches; others had grilled cheese. I had tuna salad lettuce wraps.
The California supper as previously described.
We finish the Pantry Challenge tomorrow. How ya doing?