Pantry Challenge, Day 8: Stuffed Chicken Breasts and *gasp* Buying Squash

Breakfast today was eggs for my husband and creamy spicy chicken broth plus and apple for me.

Lunch was leftover burrito stuff.

Supper was stuffed chicken breast and pan fried carrots. I discovered the stuffed chicken breast recipe while I was looking for a way to use up the half a jar of artichoke hearts I had sitting in the fridge. I looked down the list of ingredients, and nearly everything on the list was also sitting in my fridge needing to be used up: most of a can of black olives… feta cheese (okay, we probably would have used that for something anyway, but it’s always a little dangerous that I might forget about an ingredient I don’t always keep on hand)…. capers (since I bought a giant jar at Costco)…

The only thing I didn’t have was italian dressing for the marinade. I figured I could substitute a homemade italian dressing, and then I forgot to marinate the chicken anyway, so I guess that all worked out. I did sprinkle the chicken breast with basil, garlic and parsley since I hadn’t marinated it.

And now, it’s time for true pantry challenge confessions: I bought four giant butternut squash today at the farmer’s market.

I hadn’t bought any squash yet this fall, and I really didn’t want the pantry challenge to prevent me from missing the squash season altogether. I especially didn’t want it to prevent me from getting some squash in the freezer for the winter.

So, here’s the deal. Remembering the general pantry challenge guidelines I set up (especially I am allowed to make limited purchases for items it is unreasonable to go without), I want you all to vote by commenting below: Did I break the rules of the pantry challenge?

A. Nah, it’s all good. Missing the squash season would definitely be unreasonable. completely defeated the purpose of the pantry challenge and all further efforts are invalid.

B. Yep, you’ve completely defeated the purpose of the pantry challenge and all further efforts are invalid.

C. Yes, but as long as you freeze the squash and don’t use any of it during the pantry challenge we’ll overlook it.

D. Other


  1. Merrianna says:

    I think C is a reasonable suggestion. 🙂

  2. Jessica C. says:

    Option A! Like the honey and maple syrup, squash is a seasonal item 🙂

  3. Moriah says:

    A/C I think freeze half but you can’t miss out on squash season all together!!!

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