Monday, July 5, 2010

While the kids are away

My kids are with their Dad for the next two weeks (headed to Chicago, lucky them) so I decided my challenge would be to only eat out of the pantry/freezer/fridge/garden for the next two weeks.    A trip to the store may be in order to buy eggs since Farmer Allan's chickens have stopped laying because of the heat.  I was thinking of also making a trip to Costco to stock up on essentials but for the most part, I think I can live off of what is in my house and garden.

An inventory of the freezer shows:

Bread flour
A bag of pecans
lots of soup bases (Roasted red pepper, vegetable, chicken)
2 bags of toffee chips
2 lbs of unsalted butter
bags of chopped rhubarb
ham steaks
2 boxes girl scout cookies (shortbread)
a bag of mahi mahi steaks
1 bag naan
1 bag plum tomatoes (from last year's garden)
tomato puree
lots and lots of sausage
pork chops

There's lots more in my little freezer and lots of vegetables in the fridge.

I started out this morning with fresh fruit, yogurt and honey.  Lunch was leftovers from last night's dinner.  Tonight I am making pasta with sauteed chard and garlic.  Chard and garlic from garden and I'm going to toss it all with a little arugula pesto that I made last month.

The chard is Bright Lights

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