Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 8 Pantry Challenge

Let me begin by saying I'm sorry for not doing better at posting about this.  I kinda have a lot going on right now.

Next, we were blessed by some friends with about $170 worth of groceries.  God is good!  Not sure how this effects our challenge, but I'll keep plugging away on it anyhow.

Today we kinda blew breakfast.  We had McGriddles on the way to Lubbock.  For lunch we had Nutella and PB (well, almond butter for Noah) sandwiches on the road.  I put dinner in the crockpot before we left.  It was pork sirloin steaks and stuffing mix with cream of celery soup (and a can of water).  I've made this before and it turned out fine.  This time it was a mess!  The steak was falling apart and the stuffing was on the runny side.  Soooooo, not wanting to have to toss all that food, I mixed it all up, plated it, put some whole cranberry sauce on top and called it pork chop casserole.  It was a hit!  Pastor husband had seconds.  It was good if I do say so myself. 

What's on the menu for tomorrow?  Probably a big breakfast with biscuits, eggs, and bacon.  Lunch of SPAM taco salad and dinner...hmmmm...I don't know yet.  I need to see what's in the fridge freezer that needs to be used up.  ;)  I'll let ya know what I find.


  1. Why are you pantry challenged? Maybe you can become an "extreme couponer" and learn to spend $10 on $1,000 worth of groceries. That would surely help your pantry!

  2. Nancy, time is money. Most of those "extreme couponers" spend anywhere from 30-70 hours a week couponing. I can't invest that amount of time in that. My time goes into my relationships and church.