Thursday, September 20, 2012
How is Eat Your Pantry Month Going?
We are two-thirds of the way through the month and two-thirds of the way through our Eat Your Pantry Challenge. If you're doing the challenge at your house, I'd love to know how it's going!
Today I thought I'd share some of the best, worse and funniest ways this month's challenge has affected our dinner hour.
Most kid-pleasing pantry recipe: Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos. I used to make these all the time but kinda forgot about them. I am so glad that this challenge reminded me of this dish, because my kids love it and I'm pretty sure it is the cheapest thing I could possibly feed them.
Most likely to convert me into a bean-eater: We tried this recipe. Oh. My. Goodness. Maybe it's the bacon, maybe it's the quarter cup of minced garlic in it, but this recipe made me temporarily forget that I hate beans. And my bacon-and-garlic-lovin' family devoured it.
Most awkward pantry moment: I invited guests over for Sesame Chicken so that I could use up the sesame seeds I had in the pantry. In all the last minute busyness to get dinner served I forgot to toast the sesame seeds and add them to the sesame chicken. So we had not-so-sesame chicken. And the sesame seeds are still in my pantry. I guess we'll have to try again....
Biggest Eat-Your-Pantry Month cheat: We used red kidney beans as bingo tokens. That might honestly be the only thing they are good for. Did I mention that I hate beans?...
How is Eat Your Pantry Month going at your house? Have you reached into the far corners of your dried goods and discovered some fabulous new recipes? Please share in the comments below!
Labels: Monthly Challenges