I think I have finally fixed all the problems I was having with my computer, or at least I hope I have!
Last week, I mentioned I was going to participate in the Eat From the Pantry Challenge which Money Saving Mom is hosting. So far we are doing great! I have only had to purchase, milk, eggs, and butter as we have had everything else pretty well stocked in our pantry, freezer, and fridge. Our meals have been varied and delicious! I hope to be able to share menus and recipes!
One of the things that has helped us make it through the month and probably another month is the garden we had last year. In our pantry I have canned from our garden, greens, green beans, turnips, tomatoes, tomatoes and okra, ketchup, bbq sauce, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes, salsa, peppers, tomatillos, apple sauce, apple butter, blackberry jam, black raspberry jam, cherry preserves, apple pie filling, strawberry jam, dried apples, dried cherries, pickles, relishes, and more. I also canned pinto beans and great northern beans which I purchased dry from the store. In my freezer I have cauliflower, broccoli, beef, Anaheim green Chile peppers, jalapeno peppers, green, red, and yellow bell peppers, pimento peppers, okra, cherries, blackberries, and possibly other things I am forgetting. I also have in my freezer organic chicken, wild Alaskan salmon, and all natural sausage (no MSG) which I purchased at rock bottom prices. In addition, I have blue corn which I grind as needed for making corn bread, grits, or anything which may require corn meal. I also still have the Mahatma rice which I got for free throughout the summer. I use it for rice dishes as well as grind it to use as flour for anything that calls for wheat flour. We also still have some ham left from Christmas as well as some Christmas cookies. In addition, I had purchased pears, grapefruits, apples, oranges, and sweet potatoes from my brother teaches AG and was selling the items for a fundraiser. We also still have Kennebec potatoes and Texas Sweet onions from our garden which are stored under our house. Also, the lettuce and greens our doing wonderfully in the garden. They are the items which I thought the rains had washed away, but ended up growing after all! Obviously, we have plenty of food and a new round of beef coming within the next week. Unfortunately, we do not have eggs, milk, butter, or cheese which we greatly enjoy. My oldest son is allergic to cow’s milk so we have to get goats milk for him. We hope to have milk goats soon! We also hope to have our own chickens again for eggs since our neighbors all were killed over the summer and fall. With all of these things, we should be able to eat fine even without the milk, cheese, and eggs.
I am looking forward to sharing with you what we are eating!
Below are more pictures of our pantry, refrigerator, and other storage areas.