Eat the Pantry Challenge ~ Week 4

Week 4 of our pantry challenge started with some grocery items needing to be purchased. I picked up salsa, lettuce, and flour at the regular grocery store and then we went to Sam's Club and bought chicken, tortillas, Italian Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, canned mushrooms, oatmeal, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, and mixed frozen fruit (for smoothies and for Lindsey's purees). We could have skipped the tortillas and mushrooms, but we felt we needed pretty much everything else pretty immediately. We use all of those items on at least a weekly basis. I thought we did really well at the store though - we bought only replacement items for things that had been used up, nothing new, nothing "snacky", nothing we consider to be extra.

Now that I've found a homemade recipe that we all really like and that works for everything from sandwiches to dinner rolls, I've been making bread once on the weekends and we're using that throughout the week for any bread needs. I can probably go at least another 2 weeks without needing anything new. Although, we're out of Caesar dressing and almost out of lettuce again (we eat salad a lot!!) and I'm sure both of those items are going to be requested within the next few days.


This week's meals included:


Pancakes (pancake Sunday!)

Tuna and Noodles

Hamburger Helper (with canned mushrooms, canned peas, and diced onion)

Chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, and salad


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