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Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week Three
Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 17, 2010 @ 3:57 pm In Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Since we’ve been “eating from the pantry,” our family has spent $219 out of our $400 grocery budget  for the month. It’s been amazing all that we had in storage. I guess we had more than one kind of emergency fund. That is reassuring to me. Stockpiling and shopping from the sales can help us in a pinch. And it’s nice to have a little wiggle room this month as we tighten the belt and get back to some better spending habits .
The past week’s meals featured at least one dismal meal , but also some really yummy things, like Stuffed Focaccia . There have been some days when my motivation was low, yet somehow food made it to the table.
This week? Keep moving forward, that’s what we’re doing. Here’s the meal plan at the moment, subject to change, as always.
17. Mixed Grill (fish and shrimp), Rice Pilaf, Green Salad, Garlic Foccaccia
18. Stuffed Pasta Shells, Green Salad
19. Bean Tostadas 
20. Carnitas Soft Tacos 
22. Pizza  and Salad 
23. Roast Chicken , Quick Seasoned Rice , Vegetables
For more meal planning inspiration, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie  every Monday.
Come back Monday to link up your Pantry challenge update!
And this Thursday, the URS theme is Pantry Inspiration.
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 has spent $219 out of our $400 grocery budget: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/01/grocery-geek-presents-fishpapa-shops.html
 get back to some better spending habits: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/01/frugal-friday-new-year-goals.html.html
 one dismal meal: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/pantry-challenge-day-13-experiments.html
 Stuffed Focaccia: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/pantry-challenge-day-14-stuffed.html
 Bean Tostadas: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/simple-bean-tostadas.html
 Carnitas Soft Tacos: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/carnitas-soft-tacos.html
 Pizza: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/basic-homemade-pizza.html
 Salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/chichis-italian-salad.html
 Roast Chicken: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/good-cheap-eat-roast-chicken.html
 Quick Seasoned Rice: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/09/quick-seasoned-rice.html
 I’m an Organizing Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com
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