Monday, March 2, 2009

Pantry Challenge!

Recently the Flylady inspired me to de-clutter my life and I'm starting with my pantry. In a few weeks I'm going out of town and I want to make sure Philip has plenty of meals in the freezer before I go. To do this I'm going to do a bit of power cooking on Friday. This just means that I will spend the day cooking, assembling and prepping for 10-20 meals for our family and then freezing them until later in the month.

Part of my plan for having enough money to buy all the groceries I need for these meals (and for decluttering my pantry) is that I am taking a pantry challenge. I am a hoarder of food and I can't remember the last time I could see the back of my pantry. So this week I have challenged myself to feed the family only from what I have in the pantry and freezer. Surprisingly this is way easier than I thought it would be, and I might be able to go for two weeks!

So far I have these meals planned:
  • Today I made muffins for Ethan's snack and lunches
  • I also made Jello jigglers to use up some of the Jello I had in the pantry
  • Tonight we will have Breakfast for dinner (waffles, pancakes, etc.)
  • Tuesday will be spaghetti from the pantry with garlic toast (made from bread we have already)
  • Wednesday will be chicken pot pie from the freezer
  • Thursday we will have leftovers
By Friday I will be power cooking (and going out for dinner) and I will have next week's grocery money available to spend!

Other than milk, tea, and pastry for the chicken pot pie I have not spent any of our grocery money yet this week. Yeah!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Keep up the good work! I made a massive list for full tummies a while back and am going to update it soon with all the meals I made from my stash. It's felt good to eat up some of the stuff we had/have and now we can add back in other things we'd rather be eating!