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Eat from the Pantry Challenge Day 1

December 29th, 2023 at 03:29 pm

Yesterday I started by finding two forgotten boxes of cereal on the top of the refrigerator, so I had some wheat flakes with dehydrated berry pieces from 2021 with milk for breakfast. Not bad. Clearly the top of the refrigerator should store kitchen equipment in the future.



Lunch was leftovers from family Christmas feasting.


Dinner was pasta (pantry) with green peas (from the freezer), Greek dressing (from fridge), and an egg for protein.


Drinks were tea from the tea stash at home, coffee from home (using the coffee I bought on a trip over the summer that I don’t like as much as my usual store brand).

5 Responses to “Eat from the Pantry Challenge Day 1”

  1. Lots of Ideas Says:

    I am curious what you did with the Greek Dressing. Mixed with peas? Sauce for pasta?

    Can you mix the coffee you don’t like with some you do to make it more palatable? Or add a little maple syrup or vanilla to change up the taste?

  2. b1jrrmg Says:

    I love this idea! I am trying to keep my January grocery bill down by using up things we have in our pantry as well. Looking forward to following your progress!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I am doing this, too. I had a lot of leftovers from Christmas dinner, so I made chicken noodle soup yesterday from rotisserie chicken, broth made from the carcass, green beans, peas, carrots, onion, celery and egg noodles. All the veggies came from the freezer.

    I ate a bowl for lunch and I probably have at least two servings left.

    For breakfast I had fried eggs and a roll. Coffee with creamer.

    On January 1 I will leave on a road trip, so I will have to resume the pantry challenge after I get back around the 15th. Until then I will have a road trip challenge!

  4. Greenleaf Says:

    Lots of Ideas, I use the Greek dressing as a light pasta sauce

  5. Lots of ideas Says:

    Thanks. I’ve used salad dressing in pasta salad and to marinate meat and chicken, but never as sauce.
    Seems like a good way to use it up!

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