Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 10- Pantry Challenge

I'm pretty amazed at how much food I have left in my pantry.  And in my fridge.  Here are some of the tasty foods we've eaten this week without grocery shopping:

  • walnut-bean-millet balls over brown rice with tomato-peach glaze
  • curried yams and collards over millet
  • TVP tacos with homemade corn tortillas
  • rice crispy treats
The tacos were Mike's idea because he always craves corn tortillas, but all the ones around these parts have preservatives- nasty!  I found about 3/4 of a cup of masa harina in the pantry, which was just enough to make tacos for our lunch- Hooray!

The rice crispy treats have an interesting story.  I brought too many boxes of Sweet & Sara marshmallows (yes, it's possible) on our camping trip in August.  On the way home one package got a little wet in the cooler and it made the marshmallows really gooey and weird.  But I couldn't throw them away, so they sat in my fridge for a few (4) months.  When I was cleaning our fridge a couple nights ago I examined them and decided that they were probably still safe to eat...and I had a 1/2 package of brown rice crisp I had to make some rice crispy treats!

I had one for breakfast this morning and now the kids are enjoying them with some hot limeade (a.k.a. hot water with bottled lime juice and maple syrup!)

So we're definitely not hurting for any food yet even though I have 10 empty bulk jars sitting on a shelf.  I'm taking this opportunity to clean my bulk jars, something that doesn't happen too often.


Stephanie said...

You're doing amazingly well. Rice crispy treats!

Unplanned Cooking said...

You are doing so well! And even on Day 10 I'm lusting after your food. I love Rice Krispie treats!