Menu Plan - Pantry Challenge Week 6

Officially, the pantry challenge is over.  You must be thinking that there is no way that I have the ingredients to make the meals I list out without going to the store.  Well believe it sister.  Nobody is more surprised than I am, except for maybe Engineer. 

The funniest part is that my stockpile is not housed in a basement or extra bedroom, it's not that big.  This has been a great lesson in finding out how much our household actually consumes and at what rate.  (Wish I would have started a spreadsheet at the beginning...)

Really what sustains us is the weekly vegetables from our CSA.

Last month along with the pantry challenge, I set a personal goal of spending less than $100 on all household sundries that fall under my grocery budget.  It will also continue although I am not going to be quite as strict.

This past week we started off with meetings and I'm not sure that the meetings ever stopped all week!  How can a housewife have so many meetings?!  :)  I wanted to have a week of nothing so that I could do a little clearing out and a little re-evaluation and to catch up on paperwork (again, as a housewife, why do I have so much paperwork?)  The week was a little half and half.  Just as I started getting into the groove, I would have another bloomin' meeting.  ;)

This week, I'm teaching another frugal living class with Cricket & KK; this time, it will be in Tyler.  Our Sunday School Class is hosting a brunch on Saturday so I am very much looking forward to that.  My part is only the coffee, cream, and sugar (which I am all too happy to oblige) and breakfast casseroles.  Oh, and to clean the house since it will be here.  ;)  

Here's our menu for the week:

Sunday - Fried Chicken, Greens, & Black Eyed Peas
Monday - Quiche, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Kohl Rabi Salad
Tuesday - Burgers & Fries
Wednesday - Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips & Hot Sauce, and Spinach Salad
Thursday - Pumpkin Soup & Rolls
Friday - Date Night - Parsnip Risotto & Salad
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.


  1. Our pantry was wiped out after the holidays, but it's pretty well stocked now. I did use your laundry basket idea and used up somethings that needed to go.

  2. I STILL have stuff in the laundry basket. Will it ever end? ;)


Post a Comment

Your turn! Let me know what perfectly practical comments you have.