Our mail man keeps delivering medical bills on a daily basis, so in order to cut some corners around here, I am challenging our family to an “Eat From The Pantry” (and freezer) week.
I am not one to stock up on food, so this is a challenge. But I like a challenge, it forces me to get creative. I’m going to take it day by day, and see how far in the week we get before our pantry is empty.
Here are a few things I did today to help in this week-long adventure:
~Found some dough in my freezer and made these Pizza Roll-Ups for the kids lunch. I’m freezing any extras for snacks later in the week.
~I made a big pot of brown rice in my rice cooker. I love to make a bunch, then put into freezer bags. Rice reheats beautifully. For lunch today, I ate Rajma Masala (red kidney beans curry) over the rice. Yum!
~I boiled a bunch of eggs to make Egg Salad Sandwiches for dinner.
~I will serve the sandwiches with Sweet Potato Coins to use up the bag of sweet potatoes I have.
~My youngest and I made a double batch of Chia Oats. She loves to eat it for breakfast and snack. We also made a batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Oats. We are going to blend them up and make Chocolate Chia Oat Popsicles. If we are successful and they taste good, I will for sure post about them!
~I have a bag of pinto beans. I am planning on making them in the crockpot using the method in the video above. They are super filling and nutritious, great on rice or in wraps.
~I know my girls will want some sweets, so I will make a batch of homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups with our frozen berries from the Strawberry Patch. Yum!