Whew! We’ve made it to the last week of Eating from the Pantry. Our stockpile is getting a little thin, but I’m every bit happy to have used up so many odds and ends. I’m also happy that my freezer is almost empty. It had been so full at the end of last month that things would sometimes fall out when you opened it up (wait, did I just admit that out loud on the internet?).
This last week, we’re just aiming to make it through without mishap. So, in other words, I won’t be trying four experiments in one recipe. I will, however, be trying to use up the last little bits of everything so that we start February with a clean slate.
And it’s a good thing, because FishMama and I are planning another big Freezer Cooking Day the first week in February. Truth be told, I’m also really looking forward to using coupons and hunting for deals again. It was nice to take a four-week break, but I have really missed it.
Here’s our plan to use up the rest of the assortment of random ingredients in our house right now:
Cereal x 3 (trying to use up some of our extra boxes of free or $0.50-$0.99 cereal!)
Oatmeal and bananas
Yogurt and granola
Bread-machine Cinnamon Rolls (A reader sent me a winning recipe last week. I made it and we all loved it. I’ll be posting it later this week in case you’d like to try it, too!)
Tuna Salad, apples
Beans and Rice with cheese and sour cream, carrot sticks
Chicken Nuggets, apples
Fish Sticks, carrot sticks
Baked potatoes with broccoli and sour cream
Leftovers x 2
Broccoli Chicken Cheese Casserole, Cornbread Muffins, Grapefruit, Chocolate Pudding
Barbecue Chicken Stirfry over rice with Chow Mein Noodles, Slab Apple Pie
Chicken Tetrazinni, Mixed Green Salad, Broccoli, Homemade Bread
Lasagna, homemade bread, steamed veggies
Dinner at friends’ house
Waffles, scrambled eggs, fruit
Popcorn, Fruit, Cereal, Hot Cocoa
How’s your Pantry Challenge going? If you’ve been blogging about it, be sure to leave direct links to your update posts below so we can all be inspired!
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