The Pantry Challenge is on! This month we’re focusing on what we have, to use it up and save money.
Sorry for no update last night. We ended up watching A Tale of Two Cities (the Hallmark version) last night to commemorate finishing the book. While the movie wasn’t nearly as good as the book, it was decent. The book is fantastic.
Anyway, that’s why you’re getting a two-fer today.
I have to admit, dinner the last two nights has been pretty remarkable. We brought back Pizza night last night and it was very, very good.
Today, I planned ahead with my meal planning, thawing, slow cookering. I got the pork loin started in time, and delegated the potato peeling, and even made homemade cranberry sauce.
And, yes, I’m a gravy person. No apologies.
My family was a little surprised that dinner was so Thanksgiving-ish. What’s the occasion? they asked. “Pantry Challenge” was my answer.
I think I’ve won some major fans for the Pantry Challenge now.
I planned out the next four days of meals and checked the freezer. We will be scraping the bottom of the barrel. I didn’t do a great job balancing my red meat and my white meat, so it’ll be very beef-heavy these next few days.
I did run to Sprouts for what I hope is the last time this month, to get a few ingredients to round out our protein selections. I think we can make it work and we’ll still be under budget.
Here’s how it all went down these last two days:
Pantry Challenge 2018: Day 26
Breakfast: Eggs and Toast
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, apples
Dinner: Homemade Pizza
Pantry Challenge 2018: Day 27
Breakfast: Fresh Bread and Jam
Lunch: Leftover Pizza, Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Dinner: Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Sherried Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potato Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, and homemade stuffing.
As always, thanks for sharing the Pantry Challenge with your friends. The more the merrier!