Eating From the Pantry: Day 3

Eating From the Pantry

It’s Day 3 of our Eating from the Pantry Challenge and the fridge and cupboards are getting barer. And we’re almost finished with all the packing, too. Just a few little odds and ends and part of our bedroom and we’re D-O-N-E! Yay!

It was a beautiful day and we made the most of it by spending a few hours in the afternoon with some friends at the park.

Eating From the Pantry

Don’t you just love the beauty of farm fresh eggs?

Eating from the Pantry

I found a club soda in the cupboard, so I introduced the kids to it. They weren’t big fans, but I loved it with a little lime juice. So refreshing!

Eating from the Pantry

Popcorn is a favorite snack at our house! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve made it, so it was a great from-the-pantry snack for today!

Here’s the run down on what we had today:

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal

Lunch: Fried Eggs, oranges, Banana Bread (I had a salad.)

Snack: Popcorn, apples with almond butter

Dinner: Baked chicken with spices, oranges, green beans

Eating From the Pantry

Are you eating from the pantry this week? If you are, leave a comment telling us what you ate today. Or, if you’re blogging about this challenge, leave a link to your direct blog post below that details what you ate for the Pantry Challenge today. I can’t wait to see your creative ideas!


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Eating From the Pantry: Day 2

Eating From the Pantry

It’s Day 2 of the Eating From the Pantry Challenge. I made a pan of Baked Oatmeal this morning before we headed out for an early morning appointment. This recipe is always a winner.

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

A good friend came over today to spend the day with us. She made Banana Bread for us while she was here to use up some bananas we had in our freezer. This is such a delicious recipe!

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For lunch, Kathrynne decided to eat some of the jar of jalepenos. She dared me to try some, too, but I passed. :) I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to hot stuff!

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

I made Barbecue Chicken for dinner tonight. I just poured the rest of a bottle of barbecue sauce over chicken breasts and then baked them. Super easy and yummy, too!

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal

Lunch: Cheese slices, crackers, applesauce

Snack: Chips, apples with almond butter

Dinner: Barbecue chicken, Banana Bread, green beans

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Are you eating from the pantry this week? If you are, leave a comment telling us what you ate today. Or, if you’re blogging about this challenge, leave a link to your direct blog post below that details what you ate for the Pantry Challenge today. I can’t wait to see your creative ideas!

 

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Eating From the Pantry: Day 1

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We kind of cheated a little today on the Eat From the Pantry Challenge… we’d already scheduled to go out to dinner with my parents tonight and my parents offered to bring dinner over for my kids and my siblings who are babysitting them.

So I didn’t have to make anything for dinner, but we are using a gift card for dinner that we’ve had sitting at our house for a long time and wanted to use up before we moved. I guess that counts for something, right? :)

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

Anyway, here’s what we ate today:

Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: Turkey sandwiches, apples, and chips (I had a salad!)

Snack: Finished off some ice cream some friends had brought by last week.

Dinner: Out to eat with my parents using a gift card

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

Today was a pretty simple and rather uneventful Eating from the Pantry day, but I have a feeling it will get more interesting as this week progresses and our cupboards become more bare. Stay tuned. :)

Are you eating from the pantry this week? If you are, leave a comment telling us what you ate today. Or, if you’re blogging about this challenge, leave a link to your direct blog post below that details what you ate for the Pantry Challenge today. I can’t wait to see your creative ideas!


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Join Us for an Impromptu Eat from the Pantry Challenge!

Eat From the Pantry Challenge

Since we’re moving to TN next week, I’m on a mission to use up everything in my freezer and refrigerator this week. So we’re doing an impromptu Eat from the Pantry Challenge.

We are going to buy milk, eggs, and bread. But other than that, I’m going to try to just use up what we already have here.

I’ll be posting an update every evening this week (through Friday evening), sharing what meals we came up with based upon what we already have on hand. I already have our basement pantry packed up, so this is going to make it even more of a fun challenge. :)

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Want to join us? If you plan to join us for this Impromptu Eat from the Pantry Challenge, leave a link to your blog below. And then come back every evening and I’ll have a link-up for you to share what you ate from the Pantry that day. This should be interesting — and I can’t wait to see what you come up with to make!

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Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 Red Grapes – $3.18

1 loaf Bread – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $2.68

1 Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

1 Baby Carrots – $0.69

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.19

2 packages Cheese – $1.99 each

3 Cucumbers – $0.59 each (I will also get back $0.25 from Checkout 51!)

1 Italian Dressing – $1.39

1 Cauliflower – $1.69

1 Celery – $0.69

1 package Pecans – $2.99

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 Flour Tortillas – $1.19

Total: $27.59

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Dillons

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.99, used $0.40/1 coupon from mailer – $1.59 after coupon

1 Triscuits – $2, used $1/1 printable - $1 after coupon (I will also get $1 back from Checkout 51 making this free!)

3 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

1 Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 coupon from mailer – $5.54 after coupon

1 Kroger Sandwich Slims – $1.79

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $2.10 after coupon

1 Hormel Natural Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.59, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/16 SmartSource insert – $3.09 after coupon

1 Thomas English Muffins at $2.99 – On Sale Buy One Get One Free, used $0.50/1 printable - $0.99 after coupon

4 packages Carrots – Marked down to $0.25 each

1 Lettuce – $0.99

1 Kroger Brown Rice – $1

1 Kroger Cherry Tomatoes – $2.99

0.96 lbs Broccoli @ $1.59/lb – $1.53

1 Green Bell Pepper – $0.99

Total before coupons and sales: $41.38

Total after coupons and sales: $27.60

Total for all grocery items: $55.19

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Homemade Granola, Homemade Veggie/Fruit Juice, Resurrection Cookies (I will be making these with my son on Saturday evening to eat Easter morning as a special treat!)

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Veggies/Crackers, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Dinners

Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit

Dinner with family (I’m bringing Herbed Carrots.)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Rice & Beans, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Oranges

Deer Steak, Biscuits, Peas

Lasagna Casserole, 30 Minute Rolls, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Oven Fried Chicken, Toasted English Muffins, Steamed Cauliflower

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