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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Eleven

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Ten

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. Twice I heard the siren song of In-N-Out burger today. Twice I resisted. I would call that a victory. Even if I’m sick of my own food, am running out of easy proteins, and would rather make […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Nine

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. The day is gone already? This summer is just flying by! Today I grabbed a rice cake with sunbutter before I headed out for the gym. When I came back I had Skillet Eggs while the kids […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Eight

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. We enjoyed a fairly lazy day today. The gym doesn’t open until nine on weekends, so I didn’t need to get up too early. As it was, we were out of milk and bread and eggs, so […]

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Meal Planning: July 14 – 20

Easy marinated Chicken without a recipe

A Pantry Challenge requires careful meal planning. Plan meals from what you have, not necessarily what you want. This is a month of cutting back, thanks to the Pantry Challenge. Since I’ve been more careful in my grocery spending, walking through the store with a calculator, I’ve had to also be more careful in my […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Seven

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. Today marks the end of week one. I feel odd calling it week one, since all month will be challenging in order to preserve the savings of this two week challenge. This morning FishBoy9 saved the day […]

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Grocery Geek: Pantry Challenge On

So, this ends the first official week of the Pantry Challenge. However, in order not to invalidate the challenge, I needed to put governors on the other weeks in the month. You’ll remember that I divided the month up and gave this week a $100 allowance. I realized that I go to the store many […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Six

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. Fridays are when I have a hankering for fun food. But, I resisted going out or buying something more. It wasn’t an easy Friday to do that. My plan to take kids to the library got derailed […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Five

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. Today went pretty well. With my sister and nieces here, it felt like it went by really quickly. They leave tomorrow. (sad face) Before I left for the gym, I made brown rice in the rice cooker […]

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Summer 2013 Pantry Challenge: Day Four

I’m taking the Pantry Challenge, eating what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and trying to save some cash. Today went by in a flash! I’m not really sure what all we did. My sister and I both had office work to do, so I guess that’s what we did. The kids played amazingly well. […]

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