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 30 of the Pantry Challenge!
We’re almost at the end of the challenge. It’s been a weird month, to be honest. With the kids/adult children so independent, I haven’t really had to cook that much.
From the fact that they’ve been able to prep or pack from what we had on hand, I guess the pantry, fridge, and freezer were well stocked.
Last year at this time I was a little frustrated that the kitchen was no longer “my” domain. I guess we’ve worked out the kinks in some of our systems!
Today I realized that while we don’t need any groceries — that ALDI stock up last weekend was more than sufficient — our egg supply was running lower than comfortable in these Egg Days.
I stopped into Sprouts and saw that they were all out of the better priced eggs. While I’ve not broadcast it, word has gotten out. LOL! I bought an 18-pack for $6 and told everyone to slow their (egg) roll.
I also bought bananas which my family devours — at least 6/day! I ended up spending $10 which brings our month-to-date total to a bit over $500.
I had an issue with my Quicken files today so I don’t have super exact numbers yet. I’m hoping to have a chance to do that tomorrow. I know that we had some Amazon deliveries of protein powder and bars, but even then, we’ll be under the $900 goal for the month and still have tons of food on hand.
What We Ate
There were just four of us home today. Those gone had packed leftovers and freezer burritos.
Breakfast – Muffins, egg bake, and quiche that I made yesterday.
Lunch – Leftover pizza from last night and veggie dippers.
Dinner – It rained all day and I was cleaning house and fussing with Quicken, so I didn’t feel like spending much effort.
I made Easy Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot and laid out a bunch of different toppings: sliced sausage, cooked bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped onions, and pickles.
How did Day 30 go for you?