Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Working Pantry Bootcamp: 6/20/21

 Our assignment for this week was ...

What is the 2nd letter in your middle name? Add something to your pantry that begins with that letter. It can be anything that begins with the 2nd letter of your middle name. 

What did you add to your pantry?

Here's what I added ...

The second letter in my middle name is 'n' so I added ...


nettles, fresh from my herb garden!

Nettles are a powerhouse of nutrition and reportedly help some with allergy relief.

I dried this big bowl of nettles and will be adding them to a 'greens' jar.

Our challenge for next week is ... 

Add something to your pantry that doesn’t involve money … meaning it doesn’t cost you anything … not even one cent!

In a nutshell, what this means is that for this week's challenge, you can't spend any money!

Let's get creative!!!

patsi

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24 comments:

  1. For the challenge I bought lots of (letter Y) Yellow zucchini to use in baked goods and casseroles for the freezer.This past week I was mostly at home making good use of things I already have. I did some embroidery on a few handkerchiefs to put back in my present box. And I lined up some things to sew as the really HOT weather has arrived.
    For this week my daughter and daughter in law and I are having a Christmas projects planning day to map out gifts, food etc for the holiday season.
    I will have to look into nettles. I know nothing about them but the color is lovely and I generally enjoy eating any type of green.
    Ginger

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    1. Ginger, I love the idea of having a Christmas projects planning day! How are you using yellow zucchini in baked goods other than casseroles?

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    2. I find all young summer squashes interchangeable in quick bread type recipes. We don't like overly sweet ones so this works well for us.
      Also, quick question is this pantry challenge bootcamp primarily food or any pantry area?
      Ginger

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    3. Ginger, this pantry boot camp challenge is for any pantry area. I consider everything that it takes (all the different categories) to keep my household running smoothly my pantry.

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  2. middle name Ann, so napkins, Nutella, noodles, nutmeg. this is what I added to my pantry.

    Denise Ann Montgomery

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  3. I dont have a middle name but Ill find something!

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    1. Annabel, the whole alphabet is at your disposal, choose a letter and go with it. I can't wait to read about what you added!

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  4. "O", so I added a 6 pack of black olives.

    Jean

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    1. Jean, black olives are a staple at our house!

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  5. The second letter of my middle name is A. Will wait to check the grocery ads mid-week, but I've got the following on my possible/probable list of items to add to my pantry --
    1. All purpose flour -- I've got a full canister now and pantry space is tight, so it's not on my "essentials" list. I usually pick up back-up supplies for my baking as we get closer to the holidays and they go on sale. If the price is right ...
    2. Arribiata sauce -- well, I probably won't buy it ($$$), but my goal is to find a recipe for it this week, so I can make sure I have the necessary seasonings to make it when tomatoes come to market in July.
    3. Artichoke hearts -- I have 2 cans, but usually go through that when I host during the holidays. Will grab 1 or two if the price is right.
    4. Reminder to self -- acorn squash (usually October) needed for the freezer.
    5. Apricots (dried) -- need to get some
    6. Andouille sausage and Apple sausage -- check to see if my local grocer is having a sausage sale (every month or two they do a BOGO sale). If so, add a package of each for the freezer.
    7. Dried apple slices (from apples that are starting to get a little wrinkly).
    8. Order an apple peeler/corer and food-grade air absorbers

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    1. Lori, I love how you broke your list down!! So inspiring!

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    2. 1. All purpose flour -- Not on sale; keep it on the list for when the price is better.
      2. Arribiata sauce -- Found my recipe!
      3. Artichoke hearts -- The price was not right. Will keep it on the list.
      4. Reminder to self -- acorn squash (usually October) needed for the freezer.
      5. Apricots (dried) -- think I'll hold off until they're in season, maybe look into drying some??? Or watch for better price at the produce market?
      6. Andouille sausage and Apple sausage -- $4.99# and not BOGO. Will wait.
      7. Dried apple slices (from apples that are starting to get a little wrinkly) -- a little too far gone.
      8. Order an apple peeler/corer and food-grade air absorbers -- Done & Done

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  6. Added for nothing this morning-tie ups for my tomato plants cut from an old piece of soft knit clothing. I cut enough to last the summer. All that rain over the weekend really weighed those plants down!

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    1. Lana, now that is an excellent way to meet this week's challenge!!! I love it!

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  7. Letter T so i added some tea!

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    1. Gill, I love a big tall glass of iced tea!

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  8. I don't have a middle name. I did find vegan mac n cheese on clearance for 85¢ each so I bought all they had. I got 10 containers. Hubby is allergic to dairy so they are easy meals for him. Throw in some leftover taco meat and he has a meal.

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    1. Making Cents Of It All, that's a good price and a great way to put together a meal!

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  9. My middle name starts with M. I found several packs of our favorite flossers at dollar tree. So I guess if I use "mouth care" as a category I completed the assignment. lol.

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    1. MammaBear, I bought dental floss at the Dollar Tree today myself and yes, you completed the assignment!

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  10. I finished last week by purchasing a ten pound bag of Idaho potatoes for my letter I.

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    1. Lana, we love potatoes any way they can be fixed and use a lot of them!

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  11. Couldn't post this past week. But Here goes. I have two middle names so used second letter of each. My finds were linguine for $1.89 Canadian per 2lb bag. The second was evaporated milk. Was on sale 2 for 1. I use it in potato salad and its handy to have around. Cheers

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