Thank you all for you kind words on the photos! Now, for the challenge. We are super poor this month due to Jason being enrolled in his no...

Challenge

Thank you all for you kind words on the photos!

Now, for the challenge. We are super poor this month due to Jason being enrolled in his non-traditional licensure program and being unable to accept closings except Fridays. We're trying to spend as little as possible on groceries for the rest of the month. I mean like close to nothing. This is made a bit easier by the fact that we qualify for WIC and receive many items through this wonderful program. I have used a lot of these items in meals this past week, but my goal is to use ONLY these items. That may not be possible, so I'm willing to add an extra ingredient or two here and there. So, I need your help. I will post a list of the items we get free from WIC and maybe you can find or provide a recipe using mostly those ingredients.

Milk
Eggs
Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, monterrey jack, pepperjack, colby)
Beans or Peas (Dried, unseasoned, no mixed bags)
Carrots (16 oz can or 1lb fresh)
Tuna (canned in water)
Peanut Butter
Baby Cereal
Oatmeal (plain) or Cream of Wheat
Cereal (Various options-Cheerios, Kix, Honey Bunches of Oats, etc.)
Juice (Large canned variety including V8 & tomato juice)

I've made lots of tuna sandwiches, tuna melts, and I'm doing a casserole tomorrow. Scrambled eggs w/cheese (I hate omelets) have also been a recurring theme. I'm doing Chuckwagon pinto beans this week and making some homemade refried black beans. Addie gets lots of homemade carrot baby food and I'm going to cook & mush some split green peas for her in a few days too. I'm willing to try anything, like these AWFUL carrot patties I got from the Kraftfoods website. They do have that awesome search engine where you list ingredients and it brings up recipes. Well, I would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks in advance!

2 comments:

Rachel said...

nevermind I'm a dork..sticking with blogger...p.s. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR KIDDOS AND I GET TO SQUEEZE THEM BOTH SO SOON! I've been showing their photos off like crazy!

Kristina said...

How in the world do they determine what is WIC worthy and what isn't??? I'll do some research and see if I can come up with anything for you.