Week 2 in the Eat from the Pantry challenge was also pretty easy to plan, but I think this will be my last "easy" week. I was not successful in my plan to only spend $25 at the grocery this week, but I had a lot of dairy and produce to buy. There also may have been a bottle of wine find it's way into my cart---hey, it had been a very long week! Between Aldi's and Shop 'N Save, I spent a total of $40. Still not bad for a family of 5.
Sat, Jan 9: Venison Steaks with Shallot-Balsalmic Sauce; Rosemary Infused Cous Cous; Asparagus (bought Asparagus)
Sun, Jan 10: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Andes Mint Brownies (bought potatoes)
Mon, Jan 11: Hard shell Tacos (bought lettuce, cheese and avocado)
Tues, Jan 12: Crockpot Indonesian Chicken Curry w/ Rice; Zucchini (bought zucchini)
Wed, Jan 13: Mama's Ziti; Green Salad (bought carrots)
Thurs, Jan 14: Leftover Buffet
Fri, Jan 15: Brats, Coleslaw, Fried Corn (bought coleslaw)
Sat, Jan 16: Monthly Family Night Out
We have a family tradition of Sunday dinner with dessert, and this week I am particularly proud of my pantry creation. I have taken a box mix of brownies and layered in some chopped Andes mints. I had both of these items in my pantry and the finished product smells fantastic!