nineteen days into the "eat from the pantry" challenge, and the reserves are thinning out. don't get me wrong, there's still plenty to eat. it's just not the kind of grab-it-quick snack type food or the signature staple dinners (we're out of ground beef, only two chicken breasts left) we're used to. landon and i overcame an intense urge to give in and have rosa's for dinner tonight. we had grilled cheese and carrot sticks with ranch instead. carrot sticks as in peel-and-cut-a-large-carrot-into-sticks.
i am proud.
we're boiling eggs and eating sandwiches (sliced sausage my dad brought or peanut butter and honey, for example) on rolls instead of going to buy another loaf of bread. i have plans to make some chicken noodle soup i discovered i have all the ingredients for, and tilapia with brown rice is on the menu for this week. i am also mixing together raisins and chocolate chips and kettle corn in cute jars for satiating snacking urges.
i have gone to the store a couple times for mostly basics, and we are at a third of our typical grocery budget on the 19th of the month.
it's gonna be tough to finish this out for another 12 days, but we're gonna do our best.
how are your cupboards? bare? what out-of-your-box meals or snacks are you coming up with as a result of staying out of the store and within the pantry?