Monday, January 4, 2010

Eat from the Pantry Challenge

This month I am taking part in the "Eat from the Pantry Challenge" put on by and My goal is to only buy produce and dairy at the store this month. I might buy some meat if the price is right. I'm trying to use up items in my freezer and pantry. You know, that lost roast at the back of the freezer, the unknown sauce packet in the pantry or the dozens of cans of tomatoes you have because you feel compelled to buy them when they are BOGO and you have a coupon! Tonight we are using up four cans of tomatoes to make homemade marinara, italian sausage from the freezer, an open box of pasta and leftover hamburger buns to make garlic bread. Tomorrow I hope to plan out my menu for the rest of the month. We'll see how this works out and hopefully the month of February will begin with a clean slate in the pantry and freezer.

A New Year

Well, a New Year has arrived and with it my first attempt at blogging. No, I don't live in a town named Fairacre. I took the name "Fairacre" from one of my favorite book series by the English author Miss Read. The Fairacre books follow the life of a English village schoolteacher soon after WWII. The village of Fairacre is a lovely place to visit in my mind and because it has given me so much pleasure I call my house "Fairacre". It's just a regular house but we love living here. We are a regular family but we do our best to live life well. Welcome to our everyday adventures; welcome to Life at Fairacre!