Benefits of a Pantry Challenge

I found chocolate, the good stuff, hidden in the pantry today.  My husband and I had ourselves a little mid-day treat, and I was reminded again what a great thing this Summer Pantry Challenge is! Mid-Pantry Challenge Highlights For last Sunday's family reunion I made Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole and Pineapple Zucchini Sheet Cake.  I had to buy the pineapple and the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan, Week of July10

We're on week 2 of the Summer Pantry Challenge, and I'm intent on discovering what lurks in the depths of my freezers and pantry.  Today, it was bread heels and crusts, left over from a long ago breakfast casserole.  They came in handy, though, as I pulverized them into bread crumbs for a casserole topping.  Free food from the freezer! In addition to 4 ballgames this … [Read more...]

A Full Pantry {Finer Things Friday}

A full pantry.  A full freezer.  We are fully blessed, and we have a bit of a mess. Living where we do, in the Land of No Takeout or Grocery Stores, it's important to be prepared.  Stocking up on the basics is essential to eating well in a Tiny Town, because we don't have the time or desire to be driving 40 miles round trip for pasta sauce, and our neighbors only have so … [Read more...]