Wednesday, March 26

the pantry that runneth not dry

Just wanted to quickly share - I haven't been grocery shopping - I mean the "heavy duty" kind of grocery shopping - in about 8 weeks. Sickness, being down to one vehicle, busy-ness of life, quick trips to grab a gallon of milk, eggs, etc., the produce co-op and just plain old wanting to stay home have prevented my usual twice a month shopping days. And so, it has been two months. I was thinking over the weekend about this, and thinking "surely this will be the week I will have to go stock up." And so I planned to take a portion of Monday to plan a menu based on the sales.

Monday came and went. We were busy! So yesterday morning I strolled into our pantry wondering what I could throw together for dinner from what I fully expected to be meager stores. Silly me. I came up with eleven meals I could stretch from that pantry in ten minutes. I am guessing if we throw in a few days of rice & beans I could even make it last longer. Hurray!

Today I'm praising the Lord that HE has blessed us with a pantry that can feed us for so long!


Rosemary and Dale said...

WOW! Has the prophet Elisha been at your home lately? (like in 1 Kings 17) :) It is amazing how God provides!
We had some extra expenses these past few months, so we have been 'shopping' in the pantry too except for milk, bread, etc. I planned out March menus and still had lots left to start April's dinner menus. Amazing!
Aunt Rosemary

Rosemary and Dale said...

Oops! I meant to say, has the prophet ELIJAH!!! been at your home. (SORRY. I always get those guys mixed up!)
Aunt Rosemary

Karis said...

Way to make your pantry stretch! Our perspective of God's provision changes when we think of things in this way.

Life in Lewisburg said...

The pantry is great for when you don't have time to go to the store,or when your getting to the end of the month or those unexpected guests. After a while you discover what it is you use the most and know what it is you need to stock up on when it's on sale. Like canned tomatoes and green beans and organic chicken stock,rice and beans.
On fridays I make refridgerator soup and freeze it. I have a freezer full and Eric takes it for lunch, I take it to the sick at church and serve it to our financial class on Sunday afternoons.I feel like the widow who filled her jars with water and it never ran out.

Alicia said...

Wow, you must share your pantry recipe secrets! I can usually only squeeze out 1-2 meals from what's in our pantry.