Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pantry Update and Giveaway....

Okay, I'm not sure what to say about the pantry challenge. This is much harder than I thought it would be and money-wise, I have failed big time. I still have the rest of the month left to cut $50, but I'm not sure how it is going to happen. On the positive side, I am using up lots of frozen fruit from the freezer and I we are getting a little closer to the bottom. I'm pretty sure I don't have any more meat in there, just lots of tomatoes and fruit. Hmmmm....

I have made more things from scratch these past two weeks and I made up a delicious Cheeseburger Soup using my own ideas and a combination of different recipes based on what I had. The homemade shake and bake pork chops last night were described as "premium" by Tyler. That kid cracks me up.

We have had more than cereal and oatmeal for breakfast lately. Sunday morning I even got up and made hashbrown casserole, biscuits, and bacon. The family was confused to say the least.

Okay, on to the giveaway. A couple of weeks ago I had a giveaway for the lastest copy of Abbie's American Heritage Girls Cookbook. The winner never contacted me so I am re-gifting it to one of you! Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite breakfast food (I always need new ideas) and I'll draw a name on Saturday morning, Feb 11.

Oh, I am also linking up at Hip Homeschool Moms where they have lots of other fun giveaways.


  1. Bacon...Eggs fried in bacon grease..Fresh Homefries..grapefruit....and a big glass of kefir to help digest all that bacon!!!

  2. We love pancakes and bacon. However, we usually have it for dinner instead of breakfast!

  3. It depends on my mood, but lately it has been baked oatmeal and fresh fruit.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
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  4. Being a southern girl, biscuits and sausage gravy is my favorite breakfast.

  5. i love the breakfasts my children help cook, whether it be pancakes, cream-cheese filled crepes with fruit topping, breakfast cookies, scones, granola bars, cinnamon rolls, kolaches. just to have them in the kitchen for me or with me is joyful!

  6. Omelets are my favorite! You can fill them with cheese, chopped ham, or bacon, sauteed onions and peppers; whatever you choose! Or you can just make them plain! They are good served with sour dough toast and homemade muscadine jelly! Blessings from Bama!

  7. I recently received a belgian waffle maker. They are quicky becoming my favorite. I am experimenting with different mixes and syrups.

  8. Apple-Cinnamon-Browm Sugar Oatmeal with dried apple bits. I even let my kid decide how many dried apple bits to add in :)

  9. Leftover pizza and a diet coke! Okay, so it's not the norm ... but it's my favorite! :)

  10. Hot Apple Oatmeal with Vanilla Yogurt:

    1 peeled and diced apple
    3 TBSP maple syrup
    1/2 cup old fashioned oats
    1/2 cup water
    Several dollops of vanilla yogurt
    Dash of cinnamon

    *Put apple in a cereal bowl with maple syrup on top. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir in oats and water. Re-cover and microwave another 2 1/2 minutes. Top with yogurt and cinnamon. Serves 2.

  11. One of our favorites is to buy a pack of oatmeal chocolate chip muffin mix and then add in pecan chips and Craisins to the mix. It is something our entire family loves and makes for a quick and filling breakfast on busy days.

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  12. There's something besides cereal and oatmeal? Oh yes, you must be referring to PopTarts and frozen waffles. The only time my kids get anything better is if DH cooks it! The ONLY times they have ever seen me cook bfast, is for supper.
    (but I do cook great dinners from scratch every night)