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!