Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
What's for dinner: trying something new, in the pantry challenge
Dinner prep started early today, in order to allow the flavors to marinate in a batch of homemade cole slaw. I used my last "old" carrot (anticipated the need, and bought 2 more lbs the other day) and used one of my loss leader, St Pat's cabbages.
Dollar Tree, large can of Hanover baked beans out of the kitchen pantry cupboard. The last pkg of beef franks are defrosted in the fridge, and will be pan fried in reserved bacon fat. I didn't want to buy hot dog buns, so using the recently discovered, soft hamburger bun recipe, I had my first ever attempt at making my own hot dog buns.
Noted that I have about 2 lbs left of AP flour, so plan on buying a 5 lb bag soon. Meanwhile, I baked off my more rustic, and larger than I thought they'd be, hot dog buns. They taste good (sampled a side bit) but made a not to make 10 not 8 next time. No trips to the store, used ingredients on hand, so this worked for me.