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Pantry Challenge: The Kids Help Out

The kids were eager to help out with the pantry challenge last week, so they made themselves a very luxurious snack of nuts, marshmallows, and dried fruit. To clear the pantry, you know. They cleaned out a hidden container of ice cream, too.  And they offered to get to work on the candy as well…but I want that candy to last for a long, long time.

We also ate a lot of healthy food from our stockpile.  Not only is the freezer slowly emptying; my wallet is not emptying as quickly.  It’s all good!

  • ice cream
  • marshmallows
  • dried fruit
  • nuts
  • red and green peppers
  • salsa soup stock
  • soup veggies
  • soup bones
  • leeks
  • turkey stock
  • sausage gravy
  • pickled beans
  • butternut squashes
  • elderberries (in a delicious crumble and in a fruit salad)
  • raspberries (fruit salad)
  • honey (last year we got none; this year we have lots)
  • carrots (homegrown and still keeping well)
  • potatoes
  • salsa
  • purple onions (homegrown and still keeping well)
  • almonds
  • berry juice
  • cheese
  • seven day’s worth of meat
  • various staples like rice, rice noodles, popcorn, and gluten-free flours

Thanks to Jessica for inspiring a January Pantry Challenge.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    Awesome kids you have there! 🙂 Glad the pantry is still feeding you. I’d love to know some of the meals you put together, if you had a moment.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      I’ll try to post that in next week’s pantry challenge. Thanks for the suggestion.

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