Save money, prevent food waste, avoid going to town and organize your kitchen: what else are you going to do in a pandemic?
I was asked recently if I like or dislike winter. As I was contemplating my answer, I thought about what I do during the winter and what the next few months will bring. I quickly realized that January is Pantry Challenge month. Excitement filled me as I imagined what food I would find in the back of the pantry or the bottom of the freezer, and the creative, fun and crazy meals we will eat. I know countless images of oversized plates of shepherds' pie is what my husband is hoping for. I’m thinking more about all the small amounts of lentils, beans and grains that didn’t quite get used up and how they will make a delicious soup. January seems like the perfect time to do a pantry challenge. It’s the time of year when I seem to lean towards warming, hearty soups and comforting casseroles.