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 23 of the Pantry Challenge!
Today felt like a Monday. I took a slow start to the day and spent most of it at the computer.
What We Ate
Breakfast – Per usual these days, we had a combo of smoothies, oats, and Protein Overnight Oats.
Lunch – There was leftover soup and sourdough bread from last night as well as the veggies and grapefruit that I prepped yesterday.
Dinner – The last of the Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce went over pasta as well as Spaghetti Squash. I made a big Tossed Salad with Pepperoncinis & Feta, too.
How did Day 23 go for you?
Lynn from NC Outer Banks
M in OH, I left you some suggestions re: your gravy dilemma in the previous post! I was a bit late in posting so wanted to be sure you saw it-for what it’s worth!
Yet another good challenge day! I was pretty tired (story of my life) and finally had some energy in the evening after not doing much all day, so I baked a bit after dinner. I had leftover eggnog that pretty much only I drink at the holidays. So, I made whole wheat eggnog chocolate chip bread and also a new to me recipe, eggnog sugar cookie bars. I need to make the frosting still today, but it was pretty easy and I’ll likely share some with neighbors too. The bit of dough I tasted was yummy. Baking these used up 3 eggs and now we are into our last dozen from the under $3/dozen days, with only 11 left.
B: L skipped; I had stollen (almost gone!)
L: L took a salad with the last of the shredded beef, standard salad stuff, and avocado I tossed in lime juice so it would stay fresh, a small thing of mixed nuts(sooooo many nuts in our house, flavored packages, plain ones, just a lot), and pineapple; I made myself a big salad with the last of the spring mix- a cheeseburger salad with cucumber, red onion, tomato(this little batch is so sweet and yummy), chopped pickle, the rest of the cheddar I’d shredded for the chili saturday, also I had taken the 1/4lb of uncooked ground chicken I didn’t need in the chili recipe and had cooked up some baby chicken patties with just this salad in mind and cut it up. I topped it with a quick light homemade thousand island dressing. So good.
D: chicken with green olives (this is a braise and makes a nice soupy sauce, all north african flavors- spices like cumin, turmeric, paprika, ginger, dash of cayenne, a cinnamon stick and bay leaf, etc and really delicious) over whole wheat couscous I tossed with sauteed zucchini (the last one) and chopped jarred roasted red bell pepper. Just enough leftover for a lunch serving for L.
You were busy! Eggnog sugar cookie bars sound really good. I bet your neighbors will be really happy.
Monday, January 24, 2023
B – I had a yogurt parfait.
L – Paul had cereal and the last of the apple coffee cake I made over the weekend.
D – hamburgers and regular fries for Paul. Sweet potato fries for me.