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Eating It All

December 7th, 2017 at 02:15 pm

I'm making a point in the next week to use up some of the food items we have that need to be used up.

In the freezer I have about 1 cup of frozen blueberries, one serving of sweet potato fries, 1/4 cup of diced onion, and diced butternut squash (three cups).

In the pantry, there is a box of pasta with at least one serving in it. Raw popcorn, enough to make one batch for a snack. I also see we have a lot of pretzels! I think we are burnt out on those...need a way to season or change the taste. Oh, just remembered I have 1/2 cup of chocolate morsels that I could drizzle over some of them. I don't want to sweeten all of them. Too much sugar this time of year.

In the fridge, there's several inches of ginger that I need to use. I think I will make a ginger tea with that. I also have heavy cream, and almond milk to use up. Heavy cream can go in coffee. The almond milk need to be used up making steel cut oats in the crockpot.

This morning I used up three slices of bread from the freezer. I toasted them and used up almost all of the apricot jam.

I think we are keeping up with most of the fresh produce, so that is good! I think I need to get moving in the kitchen this morning to get some of these things ready for eating!

Spending is high this time of year. Look at what you have that can fill in for snacks or make a meal. You might save some cash at the grocery store!

5 Responses to “Eating It All”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I know what you mean about eating it up, CCF. I was thrilled (not much of an exaggeration) to use up a big can of crushed tomatoes I bought by mistake for a pasta bake last night. In my house, I'd eat those sweet potato fries as a snack or lunch side.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Crushed up pretzels work well in meatloaf. I did it one time when I was out of both bread and crackers.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That's a great tip, LR! I ended up covering some with butter, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese. Yummy! And I dipped some of the pretzel sticks in chocolate...which my daughter has now eaten.

  4. starfishy Says:

    yum - great way to use up the pretzels! Smile

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'd be happy to help you out with the SP fries Smile

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