Friday, February 11, 2011
PANTRY SHOPPING...........its a quest and its been fun
For my birthday 3 very insightful friends gave me "ingredients" or "items" that helped me stretch this even further (gourmet olive oil and two king cakes!) and then a guy at the DH work has been helping us along by sharing his fresh eggs as he is getting more than his family can eat! :) so we are lucky in those respects
Its almost time (next month) to plant some cool weather crops (lettuce etc) that also helps us to keep our bills down and I am (in minutes) ordering some herb pods to start that growth process again (nothing like fresh herbs)
I have gotten quite creative in my "thinking" about this venture and the meals have been delicious........AND I have donated a total of 6 bags of pantry items to the Food Bank too............... and I still have a long long way to go. This is part of REAPING THE REWARDS OF OUR HARD WORK that we do all year long.
I am going to print out all of my RESTAURANT GC today and start to use these all before they expire. I love to go out to eat and WHY NOT when you can do so for Pennies! :) *stay tuned for more on that
I still have a long way to go to empty / deplete my grocery stockpiles/pantry but I have some FREE coupons for items that I am going to go ahead and redeem soon so that they don't go to waste/expire on me.......
and a few GC that will enable me to restock some MEAT items when I am totally desparate.......... LOL
TONIGHT I have some chicken breasts thawing out.............I know that is going to be one of the ingredients
now to figure out what I am going to actually do with them is Key............stay tuned ! :)