I am going to do a pantry challenge to start out the new year. Many people around the net are doing this starting on the 5th of January, but I am going to start it tomorrow with the exception of New Years Eve. We usually have a big group over on New Years Eve and will usually do some finger foods and everyone requests Oreo balls which are not cheap to make. Right now we have an abundance of deer meat and sausage in our freezer and we put up lots of green beans, squash, and tomatoes this year. My pantry is also fairly full and I would really love to clean it out some. The bonus to all of this is to save some money after overspending the month of December. So to get started I baked some breads to start off our week.
Dinner tomorrow night will be white bean soup with the leftover turkey bones from Christmas. I already had the beans in the pantry and then I added carrots from the fridge and garlic and onion that I already had. The beans came with a seasoning packet that I will add. All of it will go in the crock pot because we have some appointments tomorrow and I will not be here all day to cook it on the stove.
We have some leftover chicken in the fridge so I will make some chicken fried rice on Tuesday or some chicken broccoli cheese casserole if I can get some broccoli. I will let you know what I decide. I hope not to spend more than $200 this month in groceries. I don't know if it will happen but that is the goal.