If you read last week Kalissa and I are working together on a kitchen challenge. Both of us have full cupboards and full freezers and want to use things up.
Make sure to check out Kalissa’s take on our kitchen challenge HERE.
Our goal is to only spend $100 on groceries from April 15th to May 15th. We aren’t allowed to buy meat and we both want to focus on using that money on perishable products like milk, fruits, and veggies.
So how did I do….Great!
On spending, I spent…NOTHING!! Kelli and Karl did bring me a gallon of milk…but I didn’t pay for it. HA. Is that cheating??
I did a good job using things up that were in the refrigerator and in the cupboards. I got out a BIG package of black forest ham. I think it was a five-pound package. I ate several sandwiches of ham. Kalissa was here and did the cooking. She made a meat-lovers pizza and put lots of ham on it. I fed the kiddos wraps with ham two different times this week. I made some Brazillian meat that includes lots of different meat. I’ll share that recipe with you on another day…and I made an egg bake.
I thought I would share the egg bake recipe with you as it is so-so easy.
Here goes the recipe…
Spray a pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle shredded cheese in the bottom.
I did a 9″ x 9″ pan. I cracked nine eggs into the pan. Take a fork and break the yolks.
Sprinkle ham over the top.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until the eggs aren’t runny.
When it comes out it should look like this…
When I ate mine I added some cilantro on the top.
This is quick and very easy. It’s great to serve as breakfast if you have company. This with a muffin is a nice breakfast. When I have lots of kids home I often make this. Then I use a 9 x 13 pan and crack 15 eggs into the pan.
So the ham got used up over the course of the week. No…I didn’t get a lot of other meat out of the freeze but that did get used up with no waste. YAHOO!!
So far I’m liking the challenge. Rather than just buy more of something, this is making me check the cabinets to see if I have some of whatever it is.
I did gift some chia seeds and a big quart jar of honey to Kalissa. I had too much of both for me to reasonably use. I threw out half of a bag of nuts as they tasted funky. As I go, I’m cleaning out the cabinets a bit too. That makes the challenge doubly good.
Did you join us in the challenge? How are you doing? Please let us know in the comment section. You can see Kalissa’s progress on the kitchen challenge HERE. Make sure to come back next week…Kalissa mentions a soup recipe in her post. It was amazing and she plans to share the recipe then.