I’m one of those shoppers that will see something on sale and think, “Well I don’t need this NOW but some day I WILL need it and it’s on sale now!”
The solution? It’s time to eat through our pantry/freezer. Not only will it save us time (no more shopping for awhile) it will save us a lot of money!
I discussed the Challenge with Michael and he agreed. The only things we will go to the store for are things that expire: veggies, fruit, proteins, grains.
Michael teased me about having tons of jams, jars of pears and pickled things. Like–what am I going to do with a jar of pickled green beans? I have no idea!
He also teased me about how we are supposed to make meals out of all these things. I think it’s doable. I found a website for matching Recipes by their ingredients. I think we can create some interesting dishes for dinners and I think we can do it for a month. And no, Michael, that does not mean Mac n’ Cheese 4 nights in a row!
QUESTION: Do you overstock your pantry? How do you find recipes to use the random items in your pantry? And what the heck should I do with pickled green beans?