I'm pretty sure it breaks the pantry challenge rules to go out to lunch, but since I get to make the rules I'll say that it's allowed today. Mike justified it by pointing out that we practically live at the co-op, so eating lunch there is just like eating at home. I had a really rockin' panini with tempeh, portabello mushroom and avocado!
Tonight I finished up some seitan noodle soup and decided to bake some cookies. I've had a canister of Dagoba Xocolatl hot chocolate with chilies and cinnamon in my pantry for waaaaayyyyy too long. Like from back when Dagoba wasn't owned and ruined by Hershey's (Most of their dark chocolate bars now contain milk...Same with Green and Black's since they were bought out by Cadbury). I'm all for some fair trade, organic hot chocolate, but I found that I prefer mine without chilies or cinnamon. So I dumped the last of my millet flour and sugar together with hefty dose of this mix and some other cookie-type ingredients and got some pretty wild cookies. They look like lumps of coal, but taste like spicy chocolate goodness.
Here are the staple things I've run out of so far:
Earth Balance (tragedy)
Lemon juice, lemons
Gluten free pasta
Plenty of dry beans, millet and condiments left, though. Plus other weird odds and ends like water chestnuts and sour cherry preserves. Next week should be interesting!