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Pantry Challenge

January 13th, 2024 at 09:28 pm

Now that I'm settled at home, I'm back on the pantry challenge. Today I made chicken corn chowder, using ingredients I had on hand rather than following a recipe -- though I did print off a recipe to get the gist of it. The only thing I was really lacking was potatoes. I used potato flakes instead, which gave me the taste and also thickened the broth. It made quite a bit, so I'll have some tomorrow and maybe the next day and then freeze the rest.

Tomorrow the temperatures in our area will be bitter cold, so I do not plan on going out at all -- not even to the basement to do laundry. I did that today.

I've spent 50% of my variables, which is about right, since we're almost halfway through the month. Of course, that does not count the vacation expenses which come out of Big Ticket, not cash flow.

I hope everyone stays safe and warm during this wild weather we all seem to be experiencing!

2 Responses to “Pantry Challenge”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on your pantry challenge and your chicken corn chowder. Bet it was yummy on a frigid day. Downstate it is darn cold today too.

  2. terri77 Says:

    That was a good idea to use potato flakes. I’m not that great at cooking that I make substitutions to recipes. I’d probably waste good food that way.

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