Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Food Challenge

I'm trying something new this week. I told hubs that we're not going to eat out or buy groceries all week. It was just a weird whim that hit me yesterday (note: several days after my most recent grocery run) and I thought it would be a fun (and money-saving) challenge. I even gave hubs an advanced warning that I can't promise that what I'll be throwing on the table by Saturday will actually be a) edible and b) food.

I realized a drawback of my ingenious plan today. This means no lunch dates with daddy! Granted he was extremely busy at work today and wouldn't have had time to meet us, but I had gotten up early and was showered and dressed by 9:00 AM (believe it or not!) since we had a play date here at the house. So after LO's nap, our afternoon was W-I-D-E open. But, alas, we made do with some leftovers from yesterday (and threw out the leftovers from last week---eeew!). Dinner was a yummy chicken noodle casserole and I even found a strawberry Jell-O cheesecake mix in the cupboard, so dessert was a nice (and delicious!) surprise!

I have no clue what we'll be eating the rest of the week. And I'm really missing the idea of having lunch with hubs. But it still seems like a fun challenge. I can see just how creative I can be in the kitchen. And just how far hubs is willing to go to be nice and say, "Mmmm, honey! This blackened barbecue pork biscuit and bean pudding really IS good!" LOL! :)


  1. i love doing that -- using up the stuff in the house and being creative. good luck!

  2. We do that pretty often too, because there is usually some random pot roast, or pork loin or something left over in the freezer from the last week. So I just skip my weekly trip and use what I can find, it also pushes me to find new recipes, which is always fun! Good luck! Keep us posted with what you come up with!

  3. Could you make a picnic lunch to bring to your husband at work so that you get to see him without eating out? Good luck!

  4. Definitely go for the picnic - I love it when my wife comes to see me at lunchtimes - and when our baby is born I shall be *insisting* on it! ;)

    The Broken Man