Hey hey! Posting two times in one day- who am I?!
I came home to some exciting giveaway stuff waiting at my door! I feel like a running gear Santa. I also got in an Influenster Vox Box, and get to try some yummy new cheese.
I am getting excited as my little pile of giveaways is building up and am going to have a full suitcase. Brunch Bloggers, get ready for some awesome stuff! The highlight of today was this BOX of stuff from Bob at Redfox Wireless! And the items shown on top aren’t even the best of what’s in the box…
I’ve also received some awesome stuff from Scott James Jewelry, Sweaty Bands, a promo code for “The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World” from Megan of Running Toward the Prize and a little somethin’ somethin’ from Running With Perseverance.
Clean Out the Pantry!
On another note, we haven’t gone shopping for food in over a week. All the fresh fruits and veggies are long gone (save one lonely tomato and 2 sweet potatoes.) We’ve just been so darn busy. Plus, I have that feeling where I feel like there’s a lot of food in the house but its just random pantry and freezer stuff not the normal grab and go. I’m challenging myself to make some “Clean Out the Pantry” meals this week. I threw together an altogether amazing dish tonight out of random pantry/freezer items.
I made yellow rice, black beans seasoned with Cumin and leftover salsa, plantains from the freezer and a random half bag of green beans from the freezer. I cooked everything up, threw it in a bowl and BAM a really hearty, filling dinner all from pantry stuff. Not too shabby eh?
I also managed to celebrate Meatless Monday and realized I didn’t eat any meat today (mostly because we don’t have any, but hey I can say its for erm….environmental reasons or something….) You know your meatless dinner is a success when your husband who initially is like what?! no meat? ends dinner saying how delicious it was.
Funny side story: so anytime Ryan tries to give me any side eye about buying the expensive organic meat from the grocery section, I just threaten that Vegetarian Stephanie will come back and then he can save lots of money on meat since I won’t cook any. That usually works pretty well.
Did you make a meatless dinner today? Have you ever challenged yourself to “Clean Out the Pantry?”