Friday, January 13, 2012

Pantry challenge day two: Make your own cold cereal, tuna melts and fritatta

Day two of my pantry challenge went quite well. No take out, nothing purchased. How did you do? Would love to know what everyone is up to!

If you would like more specific recipes for anything, let me know. I'll get them typed up and published.

I did buy lots of fruit on Tuesday when I did the grocery shopping, so that's been our snacks this week. Last week I picked up some cookie dough on sale, $1 per package for 2 dozen cookies. I bought five packages and put them in the freezer. When they want cookies, they make a few. Where else can you get 24 cookies for $1?
Pantry challenge day two 1/12/12:
Breakfast: mixed things up a bit today. Saw this thing on Cooking Channel's Hungry Girl show awhile back. DIY cold cereal. 1/2 cup puffed rice 1/2 cup puffed wheat 1/4 cup corn flakes 1 Tbsp. granola 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk. Verdict? Pretty darn good! Some crunch, different textures, different flavors. Cheaper than buying a box of mixed cereal. The puffed wheat and rice were $1 each at a local grocery store, there are ten 1-cup servings per package. Corn flakes are store brand purchased for 99c for a big box. Granola on sale $1.99/pound at Lexington Co-op. Almond milk was also on sale, $1.99 Hungry Girl episode about cold cereal

Open faced tuna melt
Lunch: Tuna melts (2 cans tuna, 79c each, little celery, little green onion, little mayo, shredded Pepper Jack and Cheddar cheese, 8 slices Weight Watchers wheat bread), chicken noodle soup (2 cans, 39c each) and a salad with Greek dressing. Fruit for dessert, everyone had water to drink.

Fritatta with ham, broccoli, cheese and red onion. Delicious!
Dinner: Fritatta made with 9 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, chopped ham, diced green bell pepper, minced red onion, shredded Pepper Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Home fries made with white and sweet potatoes (3 small white potatoes, 1 large sweet potato), some minced red onion, some minced green onion. Vegan breakfast sausage, a salad and orange juice. Cookies (2 dozen for $1) for dessert.

Total spent on groceries day two $0
Total spent on take out/dining out day two: $0

Till next time, I remain Frugally Yours!
Rachael Monaco

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