Since we hope to be moving soon, we’re trying to make a concerted effort to eat food from our fridge, freezers and pantry. That way, we have less to move and can use up some of the food that we’ve had for ages. The added bonus is that we’ll have to buy less at the grocery store.
Thus enters the “Eat-what-we-got” Challenge.
Dum, dum, duuuuuum.
And I thought you could help – by sharing simple recipes that will use up some of the ingredients below. I’ve already begun pinning meal possibilities here.
I usually do not plan meals because I have a stubborn will that leads me to want to eat anything other than what I’ve planned for that night. But for this challenge, I think it’s necessary. I’m going to try to post a week’s worth of meals on Sunday for the next month or so, using the things in the fridge/freezer/pantry.
I’ll just list the options and can choose what to make each day. I’ll share how I did the next week.
And then you can share some simple recipes for future weeks, to use up all the food we have. Deal?
This weeks’ meals:
Lime garlic chicken with frozen corn and hash browns
And here’s the list of what we currently have. There may be some things I’ve missed, but this is most of it. It’s relatively ridiculous. I’m clearly a food hoarder, which is unnecessary when there’s only two of us. I’ve colored the items I’ll be using this week in red.
Pre-cooked ground sausage
Ground beef (2)
Frozen corn (4)
Frozen mixed veggies (2)
Frozen snap peas
Frozen shredded zucchini and squash
Frozen winter squash
Hash browns (4)
Cream cheese (4)
Egg noodles (2)
Black beans (6)
Tomato sauce (7)
Pizza sauce (2)
Spaghetti sauce (5)
Cream of mushroom soup
Cream of chicken soup (2)
Baked beans (3)
Enchilada sauce (4)
Taco seasoning (5)
Beef stew seasoning
French onion soup mix (2)
Italian seasoning (3)
A variety of baking supplies, including flours, sugars, etc.
I’ve added this list to my sidebar and will update it weekly.
So, any ideas for simple recipes to make in future weeks? Spill it (with links, if you please)!
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