This month, we’re shopping our kitchen in order to use up what we have so we can save money and clear kitchen clutter.
Here we go with Day 16 of the Pantry Challenge!
Normally Sundays are kitchen prep days for me, but today was just not one of those days.
ALL THE KIDS were in the kitchen for the first part of the morning and the second part I spent just cleaning and tidying as they were having a D&D get-together this afternoon.
I cleared out the fridge, got dinner in the crockpot, made myself brunch, prepped a couple Snack & Charcuterie Boards for the kids’ shindig, and played around with making danish.
I had thawed a box of puff pastry the other day that needed to be used and I had some sweet cheesecake Alouette in the garage fridge that I had bought in the Christmas Clearance. Together with the remnants of a jam jar in the fridge, I pulled together a dozen cheese danish, cost about 50 cents each. They were pretty good I think since there were only a couple left by evening.
By that time, the kids were ready to entertain so Bryan and I watched a two-part episode of Dalgleish with snack trays of our own and the rest of a bottle of Merlot.
I didn’t get much prep done, but I did use some things up!
What We Ate
Breakfast – All the kids made their own breakfasts. I think there were fried eggs, creamy pasta, wonder whips, and I don’t know what else.
By the time they cleared out and things were cleaned up, I decided to skip breakfast and just have lunch or brunch if you want to be fancy.
Lunch – I had a turkey sandwich banh mi style, that is with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeño added. So good!
When I cleaned out the fridge, I found Bryan’s leftover Jalapeno Burn Pizza from Friday that he thought someone had eaten. I reheated that in the air fryer for him. (I use a bit of parchment paper to prevent cheese getting everywhere.)
The kids had a variety of sandwich items and danish.
Dinner – I made two snack boards, one sweet and one savory, both gluten-free so there wouldn’t be cross-contamination issues. FishBoy21 had bought some frozen pizzas that he cooked up for their friends as well.
Earlier this morning, I had put a chuck roast in the crockpot for Shredded Beef. When lunch stuff was out, I prepped Homemade Pico de Gallo. Near dinner time I cooked Rice in the Instant Pot and that was Burrito Bowls for whoever was still hungry.
I will need to work on getting some things prepped tomorrow.
How did Day 16 go for you?