Week Three of the Pantry Challenge has me getting a bit creative as I am using up certain ingredients that have been lying around my kitchen for far too long. Last week I used my extensive Southern Living Cookbook collection for inspiration. This week, I turned to my Pinterest Boards to jump start my menu plan.
I matched up what I had in the freezer and pantry with some of the recipes I had pinned to my Recipes to Try board. The following made the cut and I will be reviewing them later on.
- Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole (had everything but the cream of chicken soup and decided to make a white sauce instead)
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole (had everything for this one)
- White Chicken Enchiladas (had everything but the jack cheese - may just sub cheddar)
- Almond Butter Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting (had everything for these as well)
How's my pantry/freezer looking at Week 3? Well, the inside freezer was empty until last weekend when I cooked up a variety of items for the freezer from what I had on hand. Now, it is almost full of yummy, quick, nutritious breakfast items.
The small freezer in the garage is quickly emptying out. With the exception of a Key Lime Pie (leftover from a catering job) and a turkey breast, it is mostly cheese, tortillas, butter and creamer.
The upright freezer in the garage is beginning to look a bit bare, but there is still a lot of food in there!
I did do some shopping this week. Publix was having a great sale on many of the items we use all the time and many things we were out of or dangerously low on. Between Publix and Walmart, I spend $122.00. Add this to the $50.00 I already spend this month and we are still on a path to saving over $250.00 this month. For the rest of the month, I should only have to buy milk and fresh fruits and veggies, totaling about $25.00.
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