Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eating from the pantry, fridge & freezer - Day 2

I can proudly claim Day 2 of the Pantry, Fridge & Freezer (PFF) challenge a resounding success.  Breakfast was the breakfast of champions, home made berry bircher muesli.

Lunch was Morroccan Quinoa Salad (using lentils instead of black beans) with rainbow salad (above).  After I ate it I felt dangerously healthy.  Dangerously.  Which is kind of ironic since I am fighting a sore throat.

As the mercury soared to more than 37 degrees today, the thought of cooking was as about appealing as sticking my sweatty face in a hair dryer.   So after peering into the pantry,  I discovered a pristine packet of rice paper roll wrappers hiding behind the mountains of pasta (but more on that below).  That packet had been nestling there for at least 12 months. 

My rice paper rolls were stuffed with leftover chook from the kids' drumsticks dinner.  Other ingredients?  Peanuts, coriander, mint, bean sprouts, carrot, rice paper rolls, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, carrot, cucumber and tofu (tempeh).  And sweet chilli dipping sauce.

During the day I snacked on my obsession, Emma & Tom's Cacao & Orange Life Bars.

Since I am so in love with these bars *swoon* and can't bear the thought of not having one in my handbag for those mid-afternoon emergency hypo-glycemic moments, I have 2 boxes of 12 in the pantry and don't doubt, with or without the PFF challenge, that they will be consumed.  They ROCK!

Tomorrow's breakfast of bircher is soaking in the fridge and as hubby is going interstate for a few days I suspect the next few days will play host to a few rounds of salads, incorporating some of those pesky and numerous cans of legumes.  How DID I end up with so many???

After the cans, I will tackle the pasta.  Sheepishly: I can now admit to 10 packets (yes, 10) of spaghetti and 7 packets or boxes of short pasta like fusili and penne.

But don't even get me started on the relishes, pickles and condiments!

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