February 15, 2011

Day 15—Eat from the Pantry Challenge Update

Today I’ve been very tired and a little less peppy than normal.  If it would have been a night like tonight during another month, I probably would have suggested to Hubby that we go out to eat.  Luckily, he’s a terrific guy and wonderful helpmate.  I had some sausage defrosted in the fridge, and he’s preparing it for our supper.  Added to it will be some leftover side dishes and a vegetable medley that was in the freezer. 

Breakfast—Cereal with milk

Lunch—I had a lunch meeting today and a terrific, free meal as a result.  There was a pasta bar where the chef made a creation for us with bow-tie pasta, roasted garlic, sundried tomatoes, onions, chicken, and a few other ingredients.  We enjoyed a Cesar salad and Italian bread while we waited on the pasta to be prepared.  There were even homemade canoli and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!  Hubby had a sandwich and sides.  Our daughter stayed with my dad while I attended the meeting, and she enjoyed some leftover chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheese, and fruit. 

Supper—Hubby is cooking the sausage that we bought from a local farmer.  I found it in the freezer and it was a delightful surprise.  We’ll have leftover peas, corn, and a vegetable medley for the sides.

What did I learn today?

I’m very lucky to have a husband willing to help with supper when I need him.  He is my best friend and my partner, and I am forever grateful that God put him in my life.

All of these free meals and potlucks have added a lot of interest to the meals.  Had I not had the enjoyment of a fancy-to-me lunch this afternoon, the siren call of a restaurant might have been more of a formidable challenge.  Instead we had the recent memory of a fantastic supper last night, and I still had the taste of a wonderful lunch on my palette.  Hubby was willing to help, and the meat was already defrosted and ready to go in the fridge.  All of those factors related to us staying in instead of going out.

1 comment:

  1. I know about lucky to have great husbands Gabrielle. I always said they broke the mold after they made my husband, but apparently not until they made yours as well..