Jan 30, 2012

Pantry Challenge - Week 4 Update

{This is embarrassing.}

I joined the Pantry Challenge at Good Cheap Eats with good intentions but I have to admit that it's been a total fail for me. I intended to use up some random ingredients I have on hand:
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest egg noodles
Sweetened condensed milk
Canned cannelli beans

I used some of the noodles, some of the beans, a little of the cornmeal, and actually had a lot less jam that I thought. So I still have quite a bit of this stuff to use up.

What I realized during this Pantry Challenge is that I can only multitask so much. I've been very focused on other goals, and I just don't seem able to add working in the kitchen into my routine right now.

But I really want to, because we eat a lot healthier when I cook more. So that is something I am going to work on in the coming weeks, to find a balance between accomplishing the goals I've been focusing on with cooking and baking (which I really do enjoy, when I do it).


flybigd said...

I had always heard that anchovies make a great pasta dish. I tried one from Cooking Light (I think it was called Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs) and it was interesting, but I wasn't sure my family would go for it. Only used a few of the anchovies, but oh well. If you have any of Rachel Ray's cookbooks, she puts anchovies in her pasta dishes quite often.

Chief Family Officer said...

Anchovies are great in pasta - it's kind of neat how they dissolve in tomato sauce. I did use a couple of tins in puttanesca sauce, but still have a few left. I used to use them all the time but not lately. Maybe I'll make a caesar salad this week. Thanks for the tip!