After taking a long hiatus from blogging during the busy summer, I look forward to posting many new recipes, experiments and knowledge that I have gleaned through the time.
After a long day out of the house, I was wondering what to cook and decided to run to the grocery store. I looked through my pantry and cabinets one last time to make sure I didn't forget to pick anything up that I needed and realized how much food we already have in the house! I mean we have grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits and the list could continue. You must consider how much, I have dehydrated, canned and still have fresh from the garden.
At that moment I felt slightly embarrassed for having this much food in the house for two people. How can I justify buying 50 pounds...yes fifty pound of wheat, if I wasn't going to make bread with it and instead buy bread at the store, that I think is always dry. So, as of Tuesday night I am boycotting the grocery store for 10 days. 10 days because I would like to cook Brian a killer meal for his birthday and will not forgo that. I do have three exceptions:
2. Milk - does a body good
These exception can only be made when we are absolutely out of said item. Actually, there is one more exception being that I will need to go grocery shopping for clients but that list can not include anything for my personal household. So if you see me at the grocery store, please know I am not cheating. It's business.
So, we are actually on day four of no grocery shopping and I think I'm cooking my best meals yet. We are craving a few items that I will play with over the weekend and share recipes for next week. Most things being healthier when you make them yourself and cheaper to so I am really excited.
Next week's recipes include:
Chocolate syrup (you know like Hershey's)
Ranch (with Kefir)
Ice Cream (Brian has a craving for a new flavor)
Chewy Granola Bars
So, I challenge you take stock and clean out those cabinets and pantry's. Of course please do this responsibly and don't compromise your health or dietary needs. However, I know many of you have deep freezers:).
By utilizing what you have you might see a little surplus in your grocery bill this month. So, I want to hear what is your bulk guilty pleasure? I already confessed mine was the bag of wheat.
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