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  • Pantry Challenge – Week 3 Update

    I know I said I was joining the Pantry Challenge at Good Cheap Eats, with the goal of using up some random ingredients I have on hand:

    Ronzoni Healthy Harvest egg noodles
    Sweetened condensed milk
    Canned cannelli beans

    But I’ve made hardly any progress at all. As I mentioned when sharing my menu plan for the week, I haven’t felt much like cooking because I’ve been focused on other projects. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s just not possible to do everything at the same time, let alone do everything well.

    However . . .

    I do want to make more progress with this pantry challenge before it ends. And my family will eat better if I do. So I’m planning to use anchovies in tomorrow night’s Pasta Puttanesca, and I finally acquired the ingredients to make Key Lime Bars and Mushroom & Artichoke Chicken with Egg Noodles. I will also finally get around to making cereal bars, which will use up some jam.

    I do really like cooking . . . I just need to plan better!

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    1. Laura Ellett says:

      This inspires me to do more with the contents of my pantry. If you need inspiration for the cannellini beans, my favorite way to use them is in vegetable soup, which can be really great in the dreary weather we are having right now, and helps clean out the vegetable drawer.

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        Soup is a great idea – love that cleaning out the veggie drawer part of it too. Thank you!