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 21 of the Pantry Challenge!
The power outage the other day got me thinking about shelf-stable foods to keep on hand that would be easy and low-prep during a blackout. Foods that are single serve also comes to mind because if you can’t open the fridge to store an open container, that seems wasteful.
Since our youngest has a peanut allergy, I have to be more particular about what I choose. With some of the savings from this month, I am going to be loading up on single packets of Barney Butter, shelf stable milk, soups, and crackers. I have an emergency stash already, but it’s mostly raw ingredients rather than prepped food.
“Instant food” isn’t really something I want to buy, but I think it could be handy in some instances. I will let you know how it goes.
What We Ate
Breakfast – Those of us who were home had a combination of yogurt, eggs, and oatmeal. Pretty standard breakfasts for the most part.
Lunch – I found burger patties marked down last month so those got pulled from the freezer for lunch.
Dinner – Breakfast for dinner is easy and the kids are able to make it themselves. Hallelujah!
How did Day 21 go for you?
I’m interested in hearing how your emergency food stash turns out.
Breakfast: We had bagels and cereal before we went to do a cleaning job.
Lunch: We needed a few things from Sam’s Club (and ended up buying more than we had planned to) so had pizza and soda for lunch there. It was nice b/c we don’t like the same kind of pizza and we were both able to have the kind we liked w/o having tons of leftover pizza around.
Dinner: We had grilled cheese sandwiches, leftover three bean salad, and fresh fruit (bought during our Sam’s Club trip).
Pizza at costco or sams is always a winner!!
I ended up going to the local grocery store because they had ground turkey for $2.99 a lb. I use this to make homemade breakfast sausage and it hasn’t been on sale in months. I ended up spending about $30 on sale items and needed produce.
B – muffin and sausage from the freezer for me, dh had bagel with cream cheese, ds had a burrito, yogurt
L – I had crackers with brie cheese – I found a tub leftover from the holidays that had never been opened. Dh had leftovers
D – I had thawed pork tenderloins but late afternoon we were invited out to dinner with friends and said yes. Burgers and beer it was. Ds doordashed in Panera (insert eye roll – typical college kid)