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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Eating from the Pantry and Freezer

I gave up on regular menu planning a while back.  It's just too easy for me to get off track and it frustrates me if we can't follow the menu.  However, getting dinner on the table is not a chore as we can usually set something out from the freezer to thaw in the morning and cook a veggie or two in the late afternoon and we are set.   This week I have stuck with cooking with foods that I already had on hand.

Sunday night we had a chicken-broccoli-rice casserole and leftover beef tips from the kids' dinner on Saturday.

Monday-seasoned white beans, brussel sprouts, stewed squash and onions with homemade bread----all pulled from the freezer

Tuesday-Devin used 8 chicken thighs to make braised chicken with potatoes and carrots--Jeff and I had a meeting that night and the next day I also discovered the kids pulled the chocolate chess pie from the freezer and ate the whole thing!!

Wednesday--bbq chicken strips, seasoned field peas, corn, and home fries

Thursday--I pulled the turkey broth and cooked turkey from the freezer to make a big pot of soup---added garlic, onions, carrots and potatoes.  It's snowing here today so this will warm up my snow babies!  I will add some homemade bread pulled from the freezer as well.  Tonight we will have leftovers from the last few nights.

So far so good!!  I did stop at a local grocery the other day.  I bought three family packs of chicken breasts at 99 cents a pound, breakfast sausage at $1.59 and bacon at $9.99 for 10 pounds.

How are you doing?

2 comments:

Laura at By the Bushel said...

I'd say this is my BIGGEST weakness in homemaking. I'm just pathetically amazingly lacking in the planning department. & truthfully it's embarassing. I'm a bonafide home-ec major. I used to work in the food science prep-kitchen for my work-study & I can't(lazily won't) plan effectively for 2/2... this should be my new years goal. thanks for some serious inspiration. ! :)

happygal said...

I am horrible about planning, too. But have also been working to eat from the pantry. So far so good. We have been successful in cleaning out quite a bit and have kept the grocery budget way down for the month. Feels good, doesn't it?!

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