It's school vacation and my kids do not want to go to the store during their vacation. I am pretty low of food, or should I say, food that they like, so I said, "we can skip going to the store this week if you are willing to eat whatever we have on hand." They agreed, but keep in mind, this was right after breakfast. So we looked through our pantry, fridge, and freezer and made some food. I'm pretty impressed with what they came up with. I'll mention, too, that I'm out of sugar and borrowed a cup of it from my neighbor yesterday, so making bread isn't an option right now. I'm also out of honey, brown sugar, and syrup. I have some powdered sugar we might utilize later??
They made their own soup for the crockpot - all three of them - and I think it will turn out pretty well. The measurements are iffy, but I'll give you the basic idea.
I had some lentil soup, I made a few days ago, that we drained and reserved the cooked lentils. This amounted to about 2 cups of cooked lentils. To this, they added:
3 cans of black beans, drained
1 can of corn, drained
2 cans of diced tomatoes, drained,
1-2 C sour cream
2 chicken flavored packages of Ramen noodles and the seasoning
4, 20 oz. containers of water (they used my Starbucks travel mug for this)
Put it all in the crockpot on high for about 8 hours.
Next, they made leftover oatmeal muffins
1-2 C leftover cooked oatmeal
2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar
a spoonful of salt, baking powder, and cinnamon
some oil, milk, and about 1 C of sour cream
2 eggs, and about 2 C of flour and about 2 C of chocolate chips
I baked these in muffin tins for about 25-30 minutes.
They've made a lot of soup and done a lot of baking with me over the years, so they can pretty much hold their own in the kitchen. I do the stove stuff, but I let them do the rest. My daughter at 4 is the best egg breaker in the house and my 7 year old son knows by memory what you need to make a basic recipe.
I like this, I'm going to see what else they can make!!