Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Lessons I have learned from the Pantry Challenge
If I tell Hubby it has to come from the pantry he doesn't walk around the store and do the "oh,look, let's try this" line with me.
We had to make a run to the store today to get more supplies for the cookies I was doing for Operation Thank You to send to the deployed troops. I ran out of brown sugar anyways. Lesson learned, I don't stock brown sugar after Christmas baking is done. I need to put back a Cookie fund for the times I bake for OTY.
I need to do more baking of our breads. I've gotten lazy in this area even though most of everything else is made from scratch.
I need to focus on eating more of our squash.
We saved more money than I thought we would and used it in areas that we would have struggled to get the money around.
Both of us has been sick and neither of us felt like cooking. I need to prep some meals for those times and keep that in stock.
We have decided to do the Pantry Challenge during February to use up what canned goods came from my Mother's pantry. It will be interesting because there is plenty of canned gravy and we don't really eat that much gravy. Probably will have "blue plate specials" to use it up. And that statement of "blue plate specials" just showed my age. Oh well...SMILE
Been dealing with a horrible migraine for 2 days so calling it a nite