Some people might be thinking that it is crazy to eat only what you have in your pantry, but not really. We've been eating very well, despite the fact I made no menu plan this week - UGH! Joe and I have been creative in cleaning the fridge out. One night I made this delicious pasta salad using leftover mini bow-tie pasta from the fridge. I scoured the cupboards and found a jar of marinated artichoke hearts, canned mushrooms, home-canned diced tomatoes, and some Italian dressing mix. I also grabbed some diced bell pepper from the fridge and some sliced pepperoni. Toss it all together (using the marinade from the artichokes as the dressing), and you have a wonderful, easy side dish that even Joe loved :-)
I had also baked a buffalo marinaded and a fajita marinaded chicken breasts at the beginning of the week. Two chicken breasts made Joe and I each a large salad, 4 quesdillas (spelling?), and 8 pizza pockets (not all at one time of course)! And we were not starving or anything, we had plenty to eat. This week a menu plan is definitely in order, however, I'm not to worried if I stray from it as long as we eat from the freezer and pantry, that's what's really important. How is everyone else doing in their freezer/pantry challenge?