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Knitting Season

'Tis the time of year when all knitters and crocheters begin to panic about all the gifts they need to make between now and Christmas. 
I finally finished 3 gifts for friends who've had babies recently. Now- I'm ready to get serious with my holiday projects!

Pantry Purge Series #2- potato salad

So after eating lunch from the new food truck in town (I know, I know- but it's new and I had to try it).  I had a leftover tea smoked egg.  Plus I knew I had some Sir Kensington's Avocado Mayo left in the ice box from this morning's egg sandwich.
What does one do with eggs and mayo?  One makes egg salad or potato salad.  I chose potato.  I tossed a cooked, chopped potato with the avocado mayo and some pickle relish.  Is it the best potato salad I've ever made? No.  Did it clean up an egg and some mayo from my pantry? Yes. 
This is possibly the worst food photo of all time.  If there are razzy awards for food photography, this photo should be nominated.  But it's all I have, so it will have to do.

Pantry Purge Series #1- Breakfast

After making the big announcement that I'd be eating out of my pantry and freezer yesterday, I think posted from the restaurant Will and I went to last night.  Oops.  I pointed out to my commenters that I had taken Will out for his birthday, so it shouldn't count.  :)So I began the project in earnest this morning.  When contemplating the options for breakfast, I decided to fit in as many little bottles and jars of stuff as I could.
Breakfast was to be scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, and cantaloupe.  Additionally, I always have a cup of hot tea.

So the granulated coconut nectar was the sweetener in my cup of English Breakfast Tea this morning. The Sir Kensington's Avocado Mayonnaise went on my fried egg sandwich (which gets bonus points because I also incorporated a hamburger bun from the freezer.
All in all, I feel it was a successful first venture.  Now I'm pondering lunch strategies...

The Great 2016 Pantry/Freezer Eat Down!

This idea actually began as a Facebook post on my page.  My steadfast and much-loved husband, William, is constantly "reminding" me what a wreck our pantry and freezer are.  So I decided to tackle this problem.
The following is the Facebook post that started it all...
My pantry is out of control.  Seriously, it's getting to be a problem.  The reason is not a mystery.  I love to try new things, therefore, I have subscribed to 2 different "Box of the Month" clubs.  One is called "Hatch."  It delivers, right to my door, every month, a fun little box of trial-sized condiments.  I love it when I come home and find the box on the doorstep.  But I don't love what my pantry and cabinets look like, filled with tiny little bottles and jars because I don't use the stuff fast enough.  The other is called "Try the World."  Every other month I receive a bigger box, full of yummy things from a selected country.  Last month was Brazil, not surprisingl…