Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eating from the Pantry Challenge- update

So far, I've been to the grocery store once in January (last wednesday actually), only buying milk, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. I spent just a few cents over my $20 limit (we were having friends over for dinner that goes better with milk, so I bought A LOT of milk) and am planning on holding out until early next week.

We've eaten well,
Steak & Baked potatoes (with all the good toppings), and green beans
Taco Salad
Taco Soup
Broccoli Cheddar Soup and bread
Vegetable Beef Soup and bread
Homemade pizza
Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad (the last of our salad fixings sadly), and artisan bread

We like soup when it's cold outside, if you were wondering. Crazy, but I think that's all we've eaten so far this month. We've had plenty of leftover nights, and one night eating at a friend's house.

Tonight we're having homemade macaronian cheese. I make a little white sauce, add some worcestershire sauce (just a little), some garlic, a little salt, and lots of cheese, and pour over whole wheat noodles, then bake in the oven topped with bread crumbs and more cheese to make the top nice and crusty. We'll probably have green beans or broccoli on the side. Maybe a fruit salad. (we were given some apples and pears as a gift)

1 comment:

George said...

These days a salad is a real dietary luxury for me. For two nights I have had the boys to the Crown Burgers on HIghland Drive after rock climbing and drank a diet Coke, while they wolfed down steak platters, three piece chicken dinners, and gyros.

Paying for past sins. Soup would be good I agree.

There were some families at Rockreation and a couple kids were as young as A. When are we going?