The Pantry Project starts tomorrow

I’ve planned our meals until Saturday (see below). I’ve found my camera cable. I’ve made my last trip to the grocery store (for snacks for our Torchwood marathon this evening). And, oh yeah:

I’ve graduated!

Anywho, tomorrow, we’re going to start a project to see how long we can go without buying groceries, with these exceptions:

Coffee (because seriously)
Fresh produce

James is up for it; when he realized we were out of mayo, he said, “but you can make it from what we have, right?” So I’ll make some mayo tomorrow and take pics. I’m curious to see what kinds of things we run out of first. I’ll tell you one thing: it won’t be beans. We have so. Many. Beans!

Here’s the menu for the rest of the week, and then Saturday I’ll sit down and figure out next week’s based on my master menu and what we have in the house. Have I shared my master menu yet? It’s a way for me to do meal planning without thinking too much:

Mondays: pasta
Tuesdays: Mexican food
Wednesdays: Udon or yaki soba or ramen — basically, Asian noodle night
Thursdays: Sandwiches or burgers
Fridays: Stir-fry
Saturdays: Something with chickpea gravy (my favorite vegan food in the world)
Sundays: Whatever I feel like making

So the rest of the week looks like this:

Tuesday: Beans and Mexican rice with roasted corn and baby carrots
Wednesday: Miso broth with veggies, tofu, and noodles
Thursday: Grilled cheese and soup
Friday: Seitan stir-fry and rice or noodles
Saturday: Marble potatoes and chickpea gravy; big salad

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