Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pantry Challenge #42 ... 2015

This week has been all about ‘fall cleaning’ with just a little bit of pantry building thrown in for good measure!

My to-do list from last week:

Plant garlic … Didn’t get done!

Start canning 25 lb bag of pinto beans … Didn’t get done!

In addition:

My husband loves pumpkin pie and since I had plenty of canned pumpkin in my pantry from a clearance sale last year, I made two pumpkin pies.  Since we try to eat low carb I made them crustless and used less sugar than the recipe called for.  They are delicious and we'll eat on them all week!

I added the following to my pantry by shopping sales and using coupons:

2 boxes (36 per box) of St. Joseph’s 81 mg aspirin for $.74/box
2 boxes Colgate toothpaste, 1 can pink salmon, 1 can Star Kist tuna for $3.72

I made a quart of elderberry/ginger juice using this tutorial.  I’ll freeze what’s left of it it in ice cube trays later this week to use in water later. 

I made a gallon of kefir.  I have a kefir smoothie every day so this will last me 2 – 3 weeks.   FYI, there’s a good article on making kefir milk on pages 52 – 55 of the November/December issue of Backwoods Home magazine (affiliate link).  

Here’s my pantry to-do list for the upcoming week:

Can sweet potatoes
Plant garlic
Start canning pinto beans

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

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