Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pantry Challenge #6 ... 2015

I've had a really busy week doing a lot of behind the scenes kind of things here on A Working Pantry and don't have a lot to share pantry wise.   However, the week wasn't a complete loss.

Here's what I got done ...

My to-do list from last time:  
Continue canning pinto beans?   I.GOT.THEM.ALL.DONE!!!!  I added 14 more quarts to my pantry.  All together I got 53 quarts of pinto beans out of that 25 lb bag.  Pretty good if you ask me!
Get those collards out of the garden and into my pantry via canning!   Didn’t get done!  I checked on them in the garden and they are still in pretty good condition.
Make turmeric capsules.  Didn’t get done!

In addition:
I purchased a small package of jalapeƱo peppers for $.99 at Aldi’s to use in a recipe.  After using what I needed I chopped the remaining and froze them in ¼ cup increments in snack baggies which I put in a quart freezer bag.

We found 2 bulk boxes(3 regular size boxes in one big box) of Chex cereal for $.51 each … yes, I paid a total of $1.02 for both bulk boxes of cereal combined..  I found them at Sam’s Club.  Go read my tips for shopping at Sam’s Club HERE.

We emptied out a tube of toothpaste this week but instead of using the small amount of grocery money we have to buy more, I went to the cupboard where we keep this part of our pantry and replaced the empty one with a new full one.

I also did the same thing with a box of salt and bag of self-rising flour that we used the last of … I reached into my pantry and pulled out another one of each.

The little twins (ages 3) that I mention from time to time came and spent the day with us one day this week and I used a portion of this cookie kit that I got for $.51 to make a batch of cookies for them. 

I strained up another gallon of cider fire.

I earned enough Swagbucks for  two $5 Amazon gift cards this week. 
Here’s my pantry to-d0 list for next week:
Can collards
Make turmeric capsules

Now it’s your turn, what have you done to build up your pantry or live frugally?

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