Monday, January 28, 2013

Pantry Challenge Update #4: 01/20-26/2013

I am hoping to do a little better this week with cleaning things out of the freezers.  Last week I got busy, and caught up in other things; I want to be a little more focused this week.  I have a kick-butt menu plan lined up, so as long as life doesn't throw me a nasty curve ball, we should be good.  I will post my progress for each day this week below...
Day #20: Sunday I had those horrible stomach cramps again, can't wait to go to the doctor on Tuesday.  By afternoon I was feeling some better, so I did get some straightening  done around the house, as well as some laundry and coupon filing/clipping.  We ate pretty good too.
B - Scones for Joe, none for me
L - Homemade Pepperoni Pizza and Apple Slices
D - Salsa Chicken Bake

Day #21: Monday the museum was closed, so Joe and I took the opportunity to sleep in.  We also did our weekly house cleaning; I LOVE a clean house!  I even got some organizing done for Joe in the storage room.  In other words, it was a great day, and we ate good too!
B - None, slept in
L - Waffles for me, Buffalo Chicken Wraps for Joe
D - Crock Pot Baked Potatoes, Crock Pot Pork Roast, and an Alexia Veggie Saute - Yummy!

Day #22: Tuesday, well you know that curve ball I mentioned above, I caught it about 9 am.  After my doctors appointment, where my miscarriage was finalized, to put it mildly, I was sent to the ER to get blood work done stat-like, and a sonogram to make everything was ok inside, something about maybe needing a shot, which I ended up not needing, so a 20 minute appointment turned into not getting home for another 6 hours - ugh!  So that kinda wreaked havoc on our menu.
B - Granola Bars
L - McDonald's on the way home
D - Leftover Salsa Chicken Bake for Joe, and Pretzels for me

Day #23: Wednesday I was still feeling rough, plus I picked up a head cold along with everything else.  But, my everything else is feeling pretty good.  The plumbers came today to fix our shower, and we just relaxed and watched movies. 
B - None
L - Waffles with Syrup for me, and PB and J style for Joe
D - Burgers and Fries

Day #24: Thursday my head cold went south into flu territory, so Joe worked on some things around the house, and I tried not to die from a sneezing fit or a coughing spell.  I survived, but Joe was starting with a cold now too - Ugh, it's gonna be one of those kind of winters, where we just keep passing the same cold back and forth. 
B - Waffles
L - Pizza
D - Scrambled Eggs with Toast for me, Joe had a leftover Pork Sandwich

Day #25: Friday snow came to Westminster, yeah!  Joe ran out to the store to pick up a few things we needed before all the crazy people got there.  You know the ones of which I speak, buying arm fulls of milk, bread, and TP, thinking that they will need enough sustenance to survive the ice age instead of just the inch of snow were getting.  But anyway, we ate through some more leftovers, so it was a good day.
B - Waffles
L - Scrambled Eggs with Toast for Me, Leftover Pork Sandwiches for Joe
D - Leftover Pork Sandwiches with Baked French Fries

Day #26: Saturday Joe ran some errands while I straightened up the house.  I was still feeling a little under the weather, but I was also getting sick of living in a messy house, so order won.  We also watched some comedians on Netflix to relax in the afternoon.  We ate pretty good too.
B - None
L - Waffles with Syrup for Me, and PB and J style for Joe
D - Grilled Bacon Cheese Burgers with Baked French Fries - Yum-o!

All in all it was a good week.  We ate through some freezer food even though we were both feeling pretty rough.  Linking up to Good Cheap Eats!


  1. I've been following your pantry challenge updates, and I'm really sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Take some time to rest and recover. Sending up some prayers for you today.

  2. So, so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Keeping you in my prayers......