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Challenge Lunch!

We’re still working on the challenge to ourselves to eat what we have from the pantry and limit our food budget.  Although I haven’t mentioned it in months, we’re doing pretty well with it and have kept our monthly food budget to around $300.00.  For a family of four, that’s not too bad.  We’ve also used a lot of what we had and have started stocking what we really need and actually use.   Today I made a challenge lunch from a head of lettuce on its last leg, the last egg in the carton, a bit of ham lunchmeat left from packing kid lunches, 6 turkey pepperoni, a slice of cheese, the last three baby carrots, the last of a bag of croutons and a drizzle of italian dressing that was left from another recipe. Using-up a bunch of odds and ends to create a nice meal makes challenge lunches seem extra satisfying, especially when I make them look pretty.  Plus, I enjoy the occasional salad that’s as big as my head.

Have any of you taken the challenge and, if so, what meals have you made from a bit of this and a piece of that?  Let me know!


About sugarshellandbutterknife

I am a work-at-home mother of two, daughter K who is 16 and son N who is 12. I live in a 1956 mid-mod ranch with my children and the love of my life, J. We're slowly renovating our house on a budget and love all things DIY. I hope to make this a place where frugal-minded folks like myself can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and find encouragement to tackle whatever life throws our way.

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