Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy July Is Over

This month has been a very hard month for me.  I have had so much stress at work and it was so bad that I did not want to cope with it which makes it worse.  I could not be happier that one of my favorite months is put to rest.  It was a good month financially but at a cost I didn't want to give.

We have a fun day planned today.  I'm just hanging out with the kids now.  We're going to a rodeo later so that will be fun.

I'm starting a pantry/freezer challenge.  I'm not going to be focused on eating down the big freezer with all the beef and pork but everything else needs to be eaten.  I hate having old food and I've found that doing a challenge and eating everything is the only way to make sure nothing is old.  My garden is in full swing also so its easy to supplement the pantry and freezer with fresh produce.  I even just got a text from a friend that they have sweet corn ready so we'll be eating plenty of that this month also.

Here is my tentative meal plan .
Today--jumbo shells with ricotta, spinach, ground beef and marinara
Sunday--homemade beef and veggie pot pie
Monday-- veggie and rice stir fry
Tuesday--salmon with pasta and veggie salad
Wednesday--eat out with a work event
Friday--?? Leftovers maybe

OK, I type all of this up and then I remember that Punk want to go to vacation Bible school this week which goes from 6-8 Monday thru Thursday.  Hmm...  How am I going to swing that?  Pack a cold dinner and eat at the park between the time I get her and the time I drop her off?  We live too far out of town to pick her up, go home and drive back in time for VBS.  This is life :)

Anybody with me for a pantry challenge in August?


  1. I am filling my freezer at an alarming rate so I need to eat down the remainder of my previously frozen food. I am with you for the challenge!

  2. I think I'm eating at your house. ;p

  3. Ditto for me, July was a hectic month!