Eat From Your Pantry Challenge!

28 Jul

Okay. So for the last week, I’ve been working on my August menu plan. I’ve decided that my goal for the month of August is to make as many meals as possible with items that are already in my pantry and freezer stockpile. So far, I’ve done really good at deciding what we will be eating, but I did have to make a few exceptions. Our baby girl will be turning ONE (I still can’t believe it!) on the 6th and we are  having a huge BBQ for her so I need to get more meat for that, and for our camping trip that we have planned, I probably need to get a few items that are not already in my pantry. I will have to make an occasional trip to grab fresh produce to add to our meals, and probably for milk and eggs. But NO big, major, grocery shop for me! Yay! I love months like these.

So anyone stocked up and up for the challenge? Can you plan a month’s or maybe even two weeks worth of meals with just items you already have on hand? Let me know if you’re in for the challenge!

I’ll post my menu plan for ya here soon and hopefully a few recipes for you to try!

*UPDATE*

So I thought it’d be fun to share my pantry stockpile with you so you can see why I’ve decided it’s a “eat out of my pantry” month.

Sorry, the bottom shelves were not looking pretty so they got cut out. Those shelves have the kids cereal for easy access, along with babyfood, cake mixes and all my pasta sauces.

This shelf is from Costco. If you are looking for shelves for your stockpile, I highly recommend them. They are big and hold a lot of stuff and the weight capacity is awesome! No worries about the shelf collapsing. I think they were about $60, but worth the investment.

Remember all that gum I posted on Facebook? Well next to the Jif To Go, is all I have left. Hopefully a new sale comes along soon.

So there’s the dry goods. Really sorry but I will not be sharing what our freezer looks like. lol. We have a stand up freezer in the garage that is just as packed as the pantry, but it looks like a coat closet where you just stuff all your junk in. I know exactly what is in there though. We also have a fridge in the pantry/laundry/mud room, so extra freezer space there. Then a third freezer in the kitchen. We were once homeowners,now renters, that’s why we have two fridges by the way. Well that’s my food stock! If you’re interested in sharing pictures of your food stock or are joining me in the challenge, let me know!

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2 Responses to “Eat From Your Pantry Challenge!”

  1. lemalove July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Hey girl!
    I love to do this too!!
    I will try for 2 weeks, but we are
    going to my sisters for this weekend…
    so I will start it on Monday! Love doing this!

    • Mena July 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      Yay! Mine doesn’t start until Monday also. 2 weeks is great, my SIL thought a month was a little crazy but it works for me=D Hope you enjoy the weekend, it suppose to be beautiful!

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