Day 40 – We are learning quite a bit about what we need to keep stocked in our pantry. I always knew we were ready as we have a fairly well stocked pantry in case of a blizzard (yes, we have been through several), electrical outages, wind storms, etc… But, we have never been put our pantry to the test like this. We are learning about the things we need more of – chicken stock, canned or dried milk, yeast, seasonings (especially garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper), and candy. And the things we need less of? Beans, salad dressings, and canned soups are not going over well.
Part of the problem is lack of fresh vegetables and fruits so we are not making salads every night like normal. We are not having a giant bowl of fresh fruit on the table so the kids (and parents) are getting into more snack foods than ever during the day. Mindless eating sets in at times and we are trying to break that habit too.
We love cooking together but we still want to eat out once-in-a-while to support local businesses and well, because we just get lazy some days. The other night was one of the later nights. No one wanted to cook so we all looked at each other and said, “Pizza?” There are a few burger, pizza, and diners left open in our area but slowly everything is closing. Because we live in a small area there really wasn’t much to begin with anyway.
This pizza was one of the best I have eaten in awhile. The crust was light and fluffy and well done. It was crispy on the end crust and still fold-able in the cheesy end. I loved the big chunks of Italian sausage too. It was so delicious!
Are you ordering out? What are you eating? Is you pantry getting you through or do you need to stock up on some things too?