Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Pantry Challenge!

Jan 3, 2012

Pantry Challenge!

I decided to join the Pantry Challenge hosted by Good Cheap Eats! My goal for the month is just to use up stuff that has been in my pantry for awhile and save some money for the month!! I will be posting recipe links to this post throughout the month, so keep checking back!! :)

My pantry:

Yes, we can definitely do some cleaning up in there!! 

What I've made:

Week One

Recipe #1 (1/2/12) Chicken, Pesto, and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta 

  Recipe #2 (1/3/12) Chicken Rice a Roni Casserole

  Recipe #3 (1/4/12) Cabbage Roll Casserole

  Recipe #4 (1/6/12) Homemade Chicken Rice a Roni

  Recipe #5 (1/6/12) Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots 

  Week one update:

The only grocery store purchases I made this week were bread and milk for a total of $5.00! I usually spend about $40 a week so it was a successful week!

Week two:

Recipe #6 (1/9/12) Hootenanny (served with scrambled eggs and sausage)

Recipe #7 (1/11/12) Ground Chicken Chili

The only items needed from the grocery store were green pepper and shredded cheddar!

  Recipe #8 (1/13/12) Potato Chip Chicken

Recipe #9 (1/14/12) Bean & Cheese Taquitos

Recipe #10 (1/14/12) Homemade Ground Beef Tacos

Recipe #11 (1/14/12) Homemade Spanish Rice

 Week two update:

I didn't keep track as much as I should've, but I spent about $20.00 on fresh ingredients for this weeks and next weeks recipes! Still great though compared to normal!

 Week 3:

Recipe #12 (1/18/12) Turkey Burger Hobo Packets

  Keep checking back for more recipes!! 



  1. How cool is this!!!!! What a great challenge!

  2. I thought so too! I think anyone could benefit from this challenge and it's fun to see what you can come up with!


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