Usually I choose to do a pantry challenge based on overspending on my grocery budget or being bored. But this weekend's pantry challenge was brought to me by 17 inches of snow.
I thought about pulling the sled and walking to the store yesterday (before the co-op had to close early). But I got about a block away from the house and turned back. In case you've never tried it before, walking in snow up to your knees is hard. Really hard.
The whole family's been snowed in for nearly 2 days and I'm realizing just how much I value my alone time on the weekends. But I'm taking this opportunity to clean and cook and work puzzles and do lots of laundry. Mike's doing a fantasmical job of entertaining the kids with games of Risk, football and poker.
So far we've enjoyed: popcorn, 32-bean soup over rice, biscuits with jam, hot tea, hot cocoa, left over mac 'n cheese, peanut butter toast and probably more that I've forgotten. Shoveling can seriously stimulate my appetite. I promise some food photos next. And who knows? Maybe they'll plow our street and I can leave the house!