Monday, April 06, 2009

Challenge

Last Sunday our Bishopric challenged us to go 7 days without grocery shopping or going out to eat and only eat what we had in our home. It would have been easy if I had gone grocery shopping Saturday like I ususally do, but I hadn't been since the Wednesday before. Well, I made it to Thursday (which in reality was 8 days), and my fridge that's usually pretty full looked like this:

I guess we could have eaten rice and beans for the next few days, but I couldn't go another day without fresh produce! It was a good challenge though. It forced me to do some creative cooking and made me realize that we need to educate ourselves about gardening so we can actually grow our own fruits and vegetables (although we did have a delicious salad one night with romaine and spinach from our garden!)
After the grocery shop:

I may have been hungry when I went.

7 comments:

The Barr Family said...

Good job Maren.
You did it!

Kelli said...

Haha, I love grocery shopping when I'm hungry...I always end up with the most delicious food then :)

Katie said...

that looks hard! hey, i was wondering if you still have that pin the cherry on the cupcake you used at claras party last year. i am having a cupcake party for kinley this weekend and i would love to use it. thanks

Katie said...

the party is saturday afternoon. my mom can come get it if you find it. thanks

Heather said...

Oh come on Mare. I know you could have stretched it one more day & made a chocolate pudding, yogurt, lime, O.J., wheat germ smoothie. :) The kids would've goobled it right up. Ha ha...

cammac said...

I'm proud of you guys! Us...not so much. Love, Cam

Candice said...

Chris checked your blog yesterday and said- "that was a funny post Maren did about her fridge. You can tell she cleaned it out for the picture." And I corrected him, "Nope. It always looks like that."