If you've seen my or Curt's status yesterday you will know what's going on... And if you didn't that's ok, I'm gonna explain it a bit... ;)
Curt read a book called More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger. I'm only 4 chapters in, and wow.
Before Curt started reading this book, I've wanted to go through the house and simplify. We have too much stuff. :) The kids have enough clothes and we can get rid of some, they have enough toys, we can get rid of some, I have more than enough clothes, I need to get rid of some, I have more than enough kitchen tools, I can get rid of some, let's face it, we have enough. We have a house, each child has a bed, and clothes to wear, we have 2 bathrooms that have 2 showers and 2 toilets. We are rich compared to some...
So as he is reading this book, he is telling me about it and posting lines from the book on his FaceBook page. I couldn't wait for him to finish it so I could read it, then the kids had surgery and I couldn't wrap my brain around anything except get through the day! :) So now I'm finally reading it! :D
Curt was telling me about this food "challenge" that Jeff and his wife had done. They thought they had enough food to last them a month, to actually see the cupboards bare. They wanted to go a whole month without buying any food (except for some essentials). So guess what Curt and I decided to do? In order to save some money to pay some more on adoption and hospital bills, we prayed and decided to do this!
I know I have some canned stuff that needs to be eaten, and I know that I have stuff in the freezer as well. Let's see if a family of 8 can get by with a whole month and not buy anything. Except maybe some milk and eggs.
I know I have enough stuff to make bread and oats for a while, I just need to do it. ;)
Yesterday was the first day of this and here is what we had:
Breakfast: Pumpkin oatmeal with raisins
Lunch: Pb and J in tortilla with side of raw carrots
Supper: Got brought to us from friend, a pork chop casserole that was FANTASTIC!!!! :D
Snack: Graham crackers
Today the 2nd:
Breakfast: Blueberry oatmeal
Lunch: Veggie Romaine Lettuce leafs with half an orange and a few pretzels
Supper: Leftover Enchilada Casserole over rice
As much oats as you need, I don't measure anymore bc I just dump, I know how much my kids eat. ;)
Milk (or water)
Dump your oats, pumpkin, cinnamon, milk or water, and raisins in pot and cook until desired doneness. ;) I did drizzle some honey on top in the kids bowls. ;)
As much oats as you need
Can of blueberry pie filling
Can of evaporated milk
More milk or water
Dump everything in pot and cook until done! I did take 2 bananas and split it between the 6 kids.
I don't know why I had blueberry pie filling b/c I don't normally buy it with the corn syrup in it. I still have one more can to use! I also have a TON of evaporated milk and sweetened condense milk. Curt did laugh at me about how much we have, but I know I bought them when they were about .25 a can at Aldis... Can't pass that price up and I knew I would use them... but I haven't used them as fast as I thought...
Will post again tomorrow with the menu! :)