If you’ve been participating in the Spring Pantry Challenge, you know we just hit the 1 week mark. How has your stockpile been dwindling? Have you encountered any interesting situations or problems so far?
I remember the first time I had a pantry challenge in my house to try to use up all my stockpiled food items. It was very difficult for me to get into the mindset of making substitutions to make a meal out of the ingredients I had on hand. In my everyday cooking I’m much more used to deciding what I want to cook, looking to see if I have the right ingredients, then going to the store to buy the rest of what I’ll need.
Having to substitute and work around ingredients was a real adjustment for me in the beginning! I felt like a spoiled kid whose mom was forcing her to eat gross meals I hated! Who can relate to that childhood memory?!
Even if you’re having a difficult time with your pantry challenge, dig deep and enjoy the savings from huge grocery bills right now. How much did you spend this week at the grocery store for just your perishable (and baby items)?
Stay strong and work on pulling all of the old food out of the back of every cabinet this week. If you’re continuing your stockpile use-up for another week, let us know how it’s going for you in the comments below or on the Home Ever After Facebook page. Use it up!