Monday, January 4, 2010

Pantry Eating Challenge Day 4

The pantry challenge:  to eat from the pantry for the month of January.

Day 4:  Breakfast consisted of the two small pancakes leftover from yesterday.  I toasted them under the broiler then left the oven door open to let the heat warm the kitchen.  A cup of coffee and an orange and I was ready for my day.

Lunch:  A salad with a piece of smoked salmon flaked on top.  My neighbor had given me a couple pieces of his smoked salmon for Christmas. It was just delicious in the salad.  The greens will only be around another day or so and will have to be eaten.

Dinner:  Made a pizza which came out pretty good.  Using a package of refrigerator rolls (the kind that come in a tube) I pressed them out on a pizza stone, topped with some jarred spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese then baked till golden.  I do wish I had rolled out the crust a bit more but the final product was good and did not leave me feeling as if I had just settled.  Mister T helped finish off the leftovers!

The shredded mozzarella cheese was purchased form a restaurant supply store in a large bag.  Today when I opened the bag which had been in the refrigerator, I divided the cheese up into four ziplock bags and froze three of them.  I love cheese and knowing there is some in the freezer at all times is comforting.  I also have grated parmesan in the freezer.  It lasts longer frozen.  It is also a very frugal way to purchase cheese because the large bags are much less expensive than the small store packages.

When I was in the freezer I pulled out a frozen chicken for tomorrow. 

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