Menu Plan - Pantry Challenge Week 18
Yes, we have indeed gone 1/3 of the year using what we have had on hand.
I do need to clear something up and to do that, I have to make a little shameful confession: my tiny little pantry along with the two fridge/freezers and a deep freeze were/are not my only stash. I had/have two under the bed storage tubs that housed canned goods.
And while we are confessing...
You may have read how excited I was about an Azure Standard Drop in our area. Obviously I had to order from them so that I could give you a fair representation of the process. :) I changed my order tons of times but finally settled on things I was nearly out of that we use all the time like demerara sugar & baking soda, fruit that I would buy anyway such as apples & lemons, and onions and carrots because my Momma needed someone to split the massive quantity with her.
There, I said it, my conscience is clear.
Since we eat mostly fresh veggies from the CSA (like the 60lbs. of sweet potatoes!) or our garden, the canned ones don't get cycled through very quickly. Or at least not as quickly as I thought we did...as evidenced by my previous shopping habits...which resulted in the said two tubs of canned goods.
Remember that I still have to top up with fresh fruit and dairy so it's not that my grocery shopping has been cut out completely, just that my shopping list is short and purposeful - like me. ;)
By the way, don't forget the
Sunday - Sausage & Peppers over Rice and Salad
Monday - Cream Peas Seasoned with Homemade Summer Sausage, Collard Greens, and Cornbread
Tuesday - Beef Curry over Rice, Aloo Gobi, & Naan Bread
Wednesday - Salad Sampler: Potato, Rice, Green, Fruit, & Pasta Salads
Thursday - Whisky Marinated Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes & Onions, and Steamed Carrots
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Leftovers
This is part of Menu Plan Monday.