Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pantry Challenge Day 20

Breakfast- Hubby had a veggie burger, kids had cereal and I ate some cake with my coffee (bad, but at least I ate something!).

Lunch- Little Guy and I are having tomato soup, grilled cheese and applesauce. Hubby is having leftovers from the freezer. Big Girl is having a tofurkey/cheese sandwich, pretzels, cake, fruit roll and juice box.

Dinner- Am seriously considering getting a $5 from Little Caesars. If I can find our old movie tickets we will get free bread sticks with it. No it's not nutritious but tonight is going to be busy and we have a lot of homework to do tonight. Anyone else have a first grader with a lot of homework? If we weren't struggling to catch her up I might complain but as it is I think every bit of extra work we do helps. Tomorrow night I'll put on my apron and make something full of vitamins and veggies. Maybe soup? Maybe a "meat"loaf with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies?

Little Caesars had a deal over Christmas where you get a free $5 gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards. We did a few of those deals.

P.S. The pantry saves the day again. My daughter said she wanted ramens and chic patty for dinner. Luckily we had one patty left in the freezer and Daddy is at a meeting tonight. It's just enough for the three of us.

Looks a lot like what we had for dinner last night but whatever. I'll take it.

I had some leftover frosting in the fridge so I made chocolate cake yesterday so we're having that as snacks and dessert.


Ruthie said...

I would try to inspire you but $5 is hard to beat. What about spaghetti with sauce? We're doing that because it's mindless and I'm exhausted when I get home late.

I really want to go out for burritos though!

Ruthie said...

Darn! I just realized you've been eating a lot of spaghetti. What else is easy-- sloppy joes?? :-)

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Ruthie, I know. I've been debating that pizza all day!
I do feel like I'm in a food rut with all the pizza and spaghetti.
But, I normally cook what I know the kids will eat happily. I've got a serious urge to go buy some tofu since I'm sick of tvp and eggs.
Gonna go check the pantry one more time for inspiration before I get that pizza.

Ruthie said...

What're you makin' tomorrow? I am going to use some of my time to make lentil soup... Russell doesn't really enjoy it but I'm going to curry it up!!

I could totally live on pizza and spaghetti forever.

Ruthie said...

You go girl!!!!!! You did better than me, we ended up getting burritos after all, now Im up with heartburn :-(