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Food in My Pantry

January 6th, 2017 at 06:37 pm

I'm not officially doing the Uber Frugal Challenge for the month of January, but I am following along with the Frugalwoods blog posts about it, as well as all of you here participating.

My daughter is still home from college. (Hopefully, we can get her on her plane Sunday morning. Praying the winter storm coming through the southeast doesn't mess with the roads or the airport runway.) We are enjoying a few lunches out and buying some things she needs while she is home, thus not a particularly frugal time.

I decided to look in our cupboards, freezer and refrigerator today and see what we have that I need to make a point to use. It's more than I expected and will help make some meals for next week.


Freezer Finds
1 frozen banana
3 2/3 cup frozen strawberry servings
2 1 cup frozen blueberries
frozen tomato soup
1 boca burger
1 microwavable meal
1.5 pounds chicken breast
1 whole chicken

Refrigerator Finds
2 opened jars of salsa
8oz sour cream
1/2 balsamic dressing
celery
romaine
kale
1 c. refried beans
feta cheese (whole package)
3 clementines
1.25 packages turkey bacon

Pantry Finds
3 English muffins
chia seeds
barley (2 servings)
2 c brown rice
2 c white rice
1 c. lentils
1 can black beans
1 can white kidney beans
1 can chunky soup
1 can tomato soup
1 pkg couscous
taco seasoning
1 c arborio rice
12 Wasa crackers
2 cans tuna
spaghetti 1 serving
fettuccini 2 servings

I have more in our cupboards, fridge and freezer than I listed, but these are things that are most perishable or that we haven't been making a point to use.

I'm going to start thawing the chicken this weekend and cook that next week, so I hope to use it with some of the ingredients above. I'm also going to make bone broth from the bones which will give me a chance to use up the celery!

I still expect to shop after the storm on Sunday or Monday, but I'm sure we will be well fed without running out to stock up for the storm! I even have snacks in our hurricane preparation kit I can pull out if needed.

Have you reviewed your food stores recently? Did you find much?

4 Responses to “Food in My Pantry”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds like lots of good meals there! I'm getting through my food stores - I actually have to buy plain flour! I never run out. And I'm actually out of rice too. I'm glad I'm getting through it though.
    Hope the storm isn't too bad! Stay safe.

  2. s nafu Says:

    I too suffer the two open jars of salsa, two open squeeze bottles of ketchup, two, partly used bricks of cream cheese. Does your family like Tex-Mex or Spanish rice, Jambalaya, Paella, Pilaf, Parisian type meals? I find if I follow the example of well paid marketers and call it something wonderful or restaurant-like , they all eat casseroles of leftovers and invite friends to join us. Too funny.

  3. Carol Says:

    I'm trying to work my way thru the freezer. It will be a long haul!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It looks like you've got lots of options!This week I only bought fruit and bread.

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