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Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 3 on the attempted use it up freezer/pantry challenge

Once again I am only listing days and meals that used foods from my food storage, and once again I have not used enough.












 Have any of you tried these bags yet?  I really do like them













Monday
Dinner  hot dogs with trimmings, cole slaw, Fritos, chili (for dipping said Fritos in of course)
used 1 pack hot dogs (f) 1 small container kraut (p) 1 can bean less chili (p)

Tuesday
Breakfast: blt salad
Dinner: guava/spinach stuffed chicken, steamed vegetables, sliced tomatoes
used: 2 slices bacon (f) 1 pack chicken (f) bag broccoli/ cauliflower/ carrot mix (f) 1/2 bag chopped spinach (f) 1/2 pack guava paste ( p)

Wednesday
Dinner: bbq pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, coleslaw
used: 1 pack pulled smoked pork (f) corn (f)


Thursday
Breakfast/lunch: smoked sausage, apple, coffee
Dinner: skillet meal, ground beef, leftover smoked sausage, potatoes, onions and squash. Thought Son2 was going to eat with us so I padded the meal with the sausage. He didn't, so leftovers!
used: smoked sausage (f) small pack ground beef (f) pack squash ( f)

Saturday
Breakfast: egg bake using leftovers from Thursday dinner with spinach added, kiwi
Lunch: pizza, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers
Dinner: crack chicken, tossed salad, French bread
used: 1/2 bag spinach ( f) chicken pizza (f) 2 packs chicken (f)

Sunday
Breakfast: bacon, eggs, toast
Dinner: tacos with all the fixings
used: bacon (f) 2 small packs ground beef (f)

Now on to week 4 and a hopeful clearing frenzy!

19 comments:

  1. You need a dinner with family and friends to come help you eat down the freezer and pantry. Your meals sound delicious, and proves how much we Americans have on hand at any given time. These exercises are essential to keep food waste in check. While my meals could get odd, I have no doubt if forced to, I could probably scrape together meals at least a month without having to (not just wanting to) step into a grocery store. I will say it would be lacking fresh fruit and vegetable and fresh dairy.

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  2. Me too! And you're right they would be wonky meals but I could easily do it

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  3. I do eat some strange meals when I am not going to shop, feel terrible, or just don't want to spend money for more food. When a meal is going to be strange, I usually eat the things that sort of go together and eat the odd thing either first or after the "main" meal.

    Yes, I have used those tabs. And, the zipper always tears. I need to make a call to Ziploc.

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    1. I have had very good luck with them

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    2. Anne,
      Only the ones with Christmas designs from last year are tearing up as I open them. Your post reminded me at a time they were open. I think the first bag I opened of these ripped along the zipper. They want the box back to examine them.

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    3. You're lucky if you still have them. I would have tossed them long ago.

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    4. No, they want the remainder of the box. Actually, Sunday I did have one rip and thought it was back in the box.

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  4. I don't think those bags have reached us yet.
    It is scary how much food we 'salt away' isn't it? Says the woman who plans on picking rainbow chard today and freezing at least some of it.

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    1. Yes it is frightening. I am making a concerted effort to eat leftovers, where normally I would just put them in a bag in the freezer for later.


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  5. So, there's plenty more where that came from? Looks like there will some more good eating around your house in the near future.

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  6. There is a lot more. No one can ever accuse me of not buying enough

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  7. Nice menus!! Where do you buy 152 count of those freezer bags???

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    1. I didn't, I just snagged the photo because I really do like tham

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  8. I'll have to look for those bags - they would be very handy. I'm not grocry shopping this week as Kazi is going away this weekend so I always scrounge when she's gone to save a few bucks. Every little bit helps.

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    1. I eat weird stuff when it is just me here. Popcorn counts as a meal doesn't it?

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  9. I've never seen those bags. They seem like a good idea.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Sounds like you have a well-stocked freezer and pantry. A good thing if there is an emergency and you can't get to the grocery store.

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    1. Right now I am over stocked and trying to eat it down so I will have a little more room when guests are here.

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