I managed to pack lunch, snacks & beverages last night & this morning, saving us everything but a small amount for "brunch" for the kids between games. Under $5. M & I ate sandwiches in the parking lot. We're very glam. ;-)
I also packed my running stuff, and went for a quick run during warm ups for the first game, and went for a walk during warm ups for the second game.
It was super foggy at the first game, as you can see. . . We played the top team in our 64 team bracket this morning (lost, 1-4) & then beat a mid-range team this afternoon in a 2-0 shut out. Ahh, the joys of youth soccer.
I also wanted to post an update on my pantry challenge, as I've made a bit of progress.
- An enormous (25 oz) jar of green olives. Side note: what was I thinking?
1/3 or so of a package of chocolate breakfast cereal. This is nothing we would allow the boys for breakfast, but I'm open to using it in something a little more snack like. One of our house guests brought this.- used, in a batch of granola bars! The end of a bag of pretzel chips.Used these for these delicious granola bars.
- Two 1/2 used boxes of lasagna noodles - Used one 1/2 box, so down to the other half
- A 1/2 bag of pine nuts. - Used some for homemade pesto, but only had enough basil to use a bit.
- Most of a container of almonds - used all of it! In pilaf, plus almond butter.
- Most of a container of cashews . . . ditto the almond butter. Used about half for cashew butter, to replace peanut butter.
A few bits & bobs of trail mix- used, in a batch of granola bars!
- Most of a large bag of sourdough stuffing. - haven't used it up, but perhaps for Thanksgiving?
- The last of a bottle of green chile sauce (from the fridge) - used up in chicken fiesta rice!
An unopened jar of Nutella- turns out this was expired (& had a funky taste), so unfortunately, it was tossed. I have no idea why M bought this way back in the day, but it will never make it on another grocery list, so I feel like we can avoid this type of waste moving forward.
I'm going on a hike with a friend tomorrow, and then plan to spend the rest of the day "getting things done." Making meals, prepping food, cleaning the fridge, etc. I have been using my freezer stash extensively since my last business trip, so I need to build things up before my next one.
What about you? How do you plan to spend your Sunday? Any fun plans?