Sunday Pantry Challenge

Today Joe and I managed to come up with 5 different meals from the foods we had in our house even though I should have gone grocery shopping a few days ago already. It worked out well because we used up a ton of half boxes/bags and single items that we might have wasted otherwise.  Plus we had to make a lot of things from scratch because we didn’t have easier versions on hand.


  • Pizza with Bisquick pizza crust
  • Sauce made from plain tomato sauce and spices
  • Red Pepper, Leftover Green Pepper from our CSA share
  • Leftover Red Onion
  • Leftover pepperoni
  • Leftover mozzarella


  • Homemade spaghetti sauce with rest of green and red peppers
  • Red onion, braising mix from our CSA share, parsley
  • Tomato paste, tomato sauce and fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • Half a box of spaghetti
  • Half a bag of leftover meatballs
  • Toast with butter but no garlic because we’re out of all forms of fresh/powdered garlic

Red onion, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Parsley, Braising Mix

Extra meatballs, no cheese for Joe and fewer meatballs and yes to shredded cheese for me.  I bought Asiago cheese the other day for another recipe and Joe definitely does not like it so it is up to me to eat it all 🙂


  • Homemade oven french fries
  • Corn/Fava beans from some corn-on-the cob we had and the beans from our CSA share
  • Breaded/Fried fish nuggets made from a few tilapia fillets we had leftover in the freezer

French fries, fish nuggets and corn/fava beans.  We even finished up an almost-empty bottle of ketchup.


  • Homemade brownies from scratch using up milk cocoa powder and using some dark cocoa power
  • With the rest of a bag of walnuts chopped up

Lunch for Monday

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • with the last of a frozen bag of peas
  • and half a small bag of bacon bits 🙂




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