The challenge for this week is to not buy food at the grocery store. You can read about this week's challenge here: Eating Out of the Freezer, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6.
Day 7 (Sunday)
Fage Yogurt (fridge, bought last week) with the following:
Organic trail mix (pantry, home made)
Organic hemp seeds (fridge, previously bought)
Organic rolled oats (pantry)
Organic banana (fridge, bought last week)
N/A - went to lunch with my parents
Organic apple (fridge, bought last week)
Creamy Avocado Pasta with the following:
Pasta (home made by my dad)
Organic peas (freezer)
Organic lentils (left over from previous meal)
Organic avocado (fridge, previously bought)
Organic garlic (pantry, from CSA Farm)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (pantry)
Organic lemon juice (fridge) - N/A since I bought the lemons today
Thoughts: Aside from my dad bringing his home made pasta and buying lemons today, I could have done this meals with what I had on hand. I have several bags of pasta in the pantry. I could have used pasta I already had, but my dad really wanted me to try his (first time) home made pasta tonight. I also could have made the creamy avocado sauce without the lemon juice. I do have lime juice in the fridge, but it probably would not taste the same. I still consider tonight's meal as successfully eating from the freezer, fridge, and/or pantry.
I found it quite interesting not being able to stop at the store to pick up an ingredient that I need. However, I am being more mindful of what I am buying and freezing. I like having items on hand in the freezer and pantry that can be made into a meal in case I cannot go to the grocery store. Although I know for the most part what I have on hand, making an inventory and keeping it up to date would help with meal planning in the future.
>> What tips do you have for eating out of the freezer and/or pantry?