Monday, December 10, 2012
Menu Plan Monday - Eating Down the Pantry Challenge!
I saw on Erin's blog last week that her family was cleaning out their pantry and she made meals around things they already had on hand. As I stared into my (overflowing) pantry this week, I decided that for the month of December that's what we'll do! I'm sure by the end of the month I'll be really struggling to be creative with our meals, but I'm actually excited about this 'challenge.'
I'm horrible about making a grocery list and then getting back home only to find some of those exact things I just bought shoved in the back of the pantry. We have a plethora of canned tomatoes, Ro-Tel, beans and frozen veggies that I know will help me stretch our meals! Of course, we'll go grocery shopping for the basics - milk, eggs, bread - but I'm really hoping that will be it.
Here's what we're chowing down on this week from our pantry:
Monday - (Leftover) Spinach Ravioli Lasagna
Tuesday - Monterrey Chicken w/ Rice
Wednesday - Super Simple Sloppy Joe's (roll over from last week)
Thursday - Soup (Tomato and/or Chicken Noodle) with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Hawaiian Jerk Chicken with Rice (using up some marinade in the fridge!)
Sunday - Skillet Dinner - I admit we are one of those family's that does buy boxed dinners for the occasional 'easy' meal. Don't judge me. ;)
This post is linked to:
I'm an Organizing Junkie - Menu Plan Monday
StoneGable - On the Menu Monday
Erin Branscom - Menu Monday: What's for Dinner?