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More Foods Used Up

January 22nd, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Yes, we did go to the grocery store (commissary) yesterday, but we did use up more food in the cupboard and fridge last week. I thought I'd list a few of them:

Can of tuna
Can of chickpeas
5 Halo tangerines
3 tomatoes
Refried beans (in the freezer)
Leftover pork chop (in the freezer)
Chocolate chips
2 tortillas

I did have to toss some tomato sauce. It had been in the fridge too long. It was about 1/4 cup. Food waste happens.

This week I'm going to make chicken in the crockpot to use up some Pineapple Siracha Jam we received as a gift. Trying to limit sugar, but this is probably the best way to use up and also create flavor for the chicken.

Other items I aim to use up this week:
One hamburger bun
Two whole sized pita pockets
Can of pumpkin
2 carrots

We have croutons, wheat thins and a can of Spaghetti Os that should get eaten but I'm trying to limit processed carbs and none of those seem worth it to eat while on this diet. Yes, I'm aware the pitas and hamburger bun are carbs...may push those off on my daughter. I think I need to donate the Spaghetti Os. My daughter was ill a few months ago and they sounded good to her. I bought two cans when I should have just bought one. We really don't eat that kind of thing anymore.

How are you doing using up what you have? My stash is pretty limited but I'm making a point of using up those things that seem to just keep sitting around longer than usual.

4 Responses to “More Foods Used Up”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You have been very creative in using up what you have. I look forward to seeing how you use the hamburger bun and pitas.

    I have been trying to empty the freezer in the kitchen. I keep a bag in there and whenever we have leftover vegetables from a meal, I stash them in there. I made a huge pot of vegetable soup this weekend. I gave some of it away, we ate some, and I froze the rest. I used a sirloin steak that we had, the vegetables, some canned tomatoes, and chicken broth. The jars I wound up washing seemed to multiply.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Rob, great idea on the vegetables. I expect the hamburger bun will get made into cheese bread for my daughter. The pitas may be the basis for a pizza, or if I have leftover chicken to shred, a sandwich or two. If I change that plan, I'll try to let you know.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    For future reference, tomato sauce is one of the things that freezes well.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, LR it does. I made a point to get the leftover of the last can I opened in the freezer, so that's a win. Just get lazy getting things in the right spot sometimes, thus the waste.

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