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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2150 on: March 10, 2018, 03:23:39 PM »
I received a deluge of condiments, seasoning, jams, chutneys, etc, over Christmas and I just realised it's now March and I've barely looked at them.

So I'm menu planning with the goal to use up these things.

Lunch today was maple-glazed sesame carrots with potato, bacon and caramelised onion crostini.

Having dinner with friends tonight and I was asked to bring dessert so I'm making Nigella's marmalade pudding cake.

The preserved habaneros, habanero jelly, jalapeno jelly and seven chilli sauces are next on the list. I'm thinking jerk chicken.

And I'm soaking chickpeas for soup tomorrow.

Did you mention once that you like chillis, and now you get dozens of chilli condiments for presents? I haven't even heard of some of those things.

Nope, just well-meaning family and friends.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2151 on: March 10, 2018, 06:37:11 PM »

I made almond milk on Thurs and still have soggy almond meal remains in the fridge. Any ideas for (extremely simple) uses? I was going to make a creme fraiche cake that uses meal but it's too hard right now and requires shopping.

Toss them in a smoothie? I make oat milk and save the oat-meal and then toss it into the blender with my morning smoothie.

Oh yes, good one! I have mango in the freezer saved from when it was cheap in summer :)

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2152 on: March 11, 2018, 06:09:23 PM »
Week 1 of really buckling down and trying to empty the freezer and pantry.
Freezer Items -
Bag of stir fry veggies (Stir fry)
2 bags of turkey broth (Rice cooked in one and Asian noodles/millet cooked in the other)
Thai chili chicken meal
3 frozen bananas (smoothie)
2 bags of waffles
Chicken Enchilada filling (chicken enchiladas)
Green beans (with bacon)
Bacon pieces
Sesame Chicken meal
Purple cabbage (cooked the chicken on top of a bed of cabbagej

Pantry-
Olives
The last bit of 2 bottles of oil
Potatoes that had sprouted
Sweet potato
Cake mix
Asian noodles
Millet

I have two bags of frozen cranberries and a ton of frozen rhubarb.    Iím going to have to bake I guess.   Any good ideas to use those?   I have something like 12 cups of rhubarb and harvest is right around the corner...



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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2153 on: March 11, 2018, 09:11:29 PM »
My mango / almond meal smoothie this morning was delish and so so filling. I added oats, milk & honey.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2154 on: March 12, 2018, 06:59:59 AM »
Finished the char sui sauce with a braised beef dish.

Finished the beet & ginger jam and opened the last container of rhubarb & fig marmalade.
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2155 on: March 12, 2018, 09:15:06 AM »
What should I do with a package of crimini mushrooms?  I'm not a huge mushroom fan.  A friend gave me a bunch of produce (had to go on an unexpected trip), and I've devoured everything except the mushrooms.

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« Reply #2156 on: March 12, 2018, 10:16:26 AM »
What should I do with a package of crimini mushrooms?  I'm not a huge mushroom fan.  A friend gave me a bunch of produce (had to go on an unexpected trip), and I've devoured everything except the mushrooms.

If you also have half a pound of beef, I recommend this recipe: https://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/02/one-pot-beef-mushroom-stroganoff/

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2157 on: March 12, 2018, 10:39:35 AM »
What should I do with a package of crimini mushrooms?  I'm not a huge mushroom fan.  A friend gave me a bunch of produce (had to go on an unexpected trip), and I've devoured everything except the mushrooms.

If you also have half a pound of beef, I recommend this recipe: https://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/02/one-pot-beef-mushroom-stroganoff/
We don't eat a lot of beef, but I've added this to my recipes to try list.  I have chicken breasts at home, but no other meat.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2158 on: March 12, 2018, 11:25:21 AM »
We love mushrooms with eggs and sausage.   They are also really good in stuffing.   You could make stuffed chicken breasts.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2159 on: March 12, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »
What should I do with a package of crimini mushrooms?  I'm not a huge mushroom fan.  A friend gave me a bunch of produce (had to go on an unexpected trip), and I've devoured everything except the mushrooms.

If you also have half a pound of beef, I recommend this recipe: https://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/02/one-pot-beef-mushroom-stroganoff/
We don't eat a lot of beef, but I've added this to my recipes to try list.  I have chicken breasts at home, but no other meat.

A mushroom gravy over the chicken breasts would be nice.  Chop the mushrooms small if you don't like the texture but yeah, saute the heck out of them with plenty of butter, salt, pepper and thyme.  Mmmm.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2160 on: March 14, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
I received a deluge of condiments, seasoning, jams, chutneys, etc, over Christmas and I just realised it's now March and I've barely looked at them.

So I'm menu planning with the goal to use up these things.

Lunch today was maple-glazed sesame carrots with potato, bacon and caramelised onion crostini.

Having dinner with friends tonight and I was asked to bring dessert so I'm making Nigella's marmalade pudding cake.

The preserved habaneros, habanero jelly, jalapeno jelly and seven chilli sauces are next on the list. I'm thinking jerk chicken.

And I'm soaking chickpeas for soup tomorrow.

MustacheP, this sounds divine!

FreshBread, glad your smoothie was good!
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2161 on: March 14, 2018, 12:04:08 PM »
We're eating down the freezer stock, just in time for grocery shopping tomorrow, LOL.

Recently I:
~Used a leftover half jar organic pizza sauce in enchiladas
~Ate another frozen prepared meal-only 2 more to go!
~Used up 3 bags of frozen veggies
~There are some sad looking boneless pork chops at the bottom of the freezer which I'll put into a stir fry next week.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2162 on: March 15, 2018, 04:44:27 PM »
I'm starting to take pleasure in a bare-looking fridge, instead of having an automatic response of running to the grocery store to fill it up.

Yesterday I finally got to the bottom of a large jar of homemade kimchi, putting it on a quesadilla.

I just shredded a cabbage and set some aside for our salads early next week, and used the rest along with two apples and a lone carrot to make a nice cole slaw for tonight and tomorrow's dinners.

Today we'll have it with the red potatoes that are hanging out in the pantry, and some salmon that's lurking in the freezer.  Tomorrow will be tamales from the freezer.

Any ideas for red D'anjou pears?  I have about five of them needing to be used.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2163 on: March 15, 2018, 09:35:52 PM »
Finished off some chocolate protein shake sachets. Not something I can see myself buying in future and they were taking up pantry space.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2164 on: March 16, 2018, 06:28:36 AM »
Any ideas for red D'anjou pears?  I have about five of them needing to be used.

Oatmeal, pear crisp with ice cream, good on salads with nuts too

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2165 on: March 16, 2018, 06:31:10 AM »
What an awesome thread!
 
Definitely joining in with this - I'm leaving my accommodation on 7th June 2018 so would like to be done by then.

Alas, I can't use the cake ingredients up until lent is over as I'm on no-sugar.
 
My biggest challenge is probably going to be using up 5 tins of coconut milk without buying too much meat...

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2166 on: March 16, 2018, 08:34:45 AM »
My biggest challenge is probably going to be using up 5 tins of coconut milk without buying too much meat...

Smoothies,  veggie curry, sub for milk in baked goods or make coconut whipped cream

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2167 on: March 16, 2018, 02:26:24 PM »
Use the coconut milk in chia pudding or breakfast oats?

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2168 on: March 16, 2018, 04:00:54 PM »
My biggest challenge is probably going to be using up 5 tins of coconut milk without buying too much meat...

Smoothies,  veggie curry, sub for milk in baked goods or make coconut whipped cream

Problem solved then. Sounds like lots of veggie curry in my future!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2169 on: March 16, 2018, 04:34:43 PM »
Over the past two weeks I've used up:
- 1 jar of marmalade
- 1 packet of French onion soup mix
- 1 bag of dried chickpeas
- 1/2 loaf of frozen white bread (from before the switch to sourdough)
- 1/2 loaf of frozen wholegrain bread (from before the switch to sourdough)
- 1 bottle of apricot nectar
- 1/2 bottle of sweet chilli sauce
- 1 bottle of chilli sauce
- 1 bottle of diet tonic water
- 1/3 bottle of BBQ sauce
- 1 packet of dark chocolate chips

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« Reply #2170 on: March 18, 2018, 02:58:21 PM »
It's probably wrong how giddy I'm getting that my husband will be out of town for 10 days, starting next week. Now, I adore him, and will miss him, and logistics will be challenging with the kiddos. However, he hates seeing empty space in the fridge/freezer/pantry, and constantly restocks whenever he "thinks" we might be low on literally anything. I'm going to make a list of all of our options, and get crazy with things like breakfast for dinner (which, would be a total no go for my husband)

I'm planning to do no shopping, except likely milk & maybe a small amount of produce. It says a lot about the state of our surplus that it should be no problem. :-)

As for today, I made granola bars for the kids, and used the last of one bag of oatmeal, the last of a container of brown sugar, chocolate chips (on clearance from sometime back) x2, and the last of the agave.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2171 on: March 18, 2018, 06:13:50 PM »
Another week closer to moving and another week of using up the freezer and pantry.

Freezer:  5 random flavors of muffins
2 bags of rhubarb used in rhubarb cake
French fries
Flank steak
Mystery peppers- went really well with the steak in wraps
Zucchini and Pumpkin puree in Muffins
Cinnamon rolls and random frosting packet
Sausage
Heavy cream

Pantry: Spaghetti
Coconut oil
Agave nectar
Millet
Curly pasta
A box of Jello
Garlic

We ate pretty well but the freezer still looks so full!   Iíve got a lot of work to do on rhubarb and pumpkin still, plus a ton of carrot top pesto that nobody likes but me.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2172 on: March 18, 2018, 06:15:31 PM »
The bag of bread ends in the freezer was getting full, so I made a batch of strata with bacon and greens for dinner. Low waste, empties out my freezer, and tastes delicious!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2173 on: March 18, 2018, 07:47:11 PM »
It's probably wrong how giddy I'm getting that my husband will be out of town for 10 days, starting next week. Now, I adore him, and will miss him, and logistics will be challenging with the kiddos. However, he hates seeing empty space in the fridge/freezer/pantry, and constantly restocks whenever he "thinks" we might be low on literally anything. I'm going to make a list of all of our options, and get crazy with things like breakfast for dinner (which, would be a total no go for my husband)

I'm planning to do no shopping, except likely milk & maybe a small amount of produce. It says a lot about the state of our surplus that it should be no problem. :-)

This made me smile. :)

Can't wait to hear about what happens when he gets home and finds "empty" cupboards.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2174 on: March 18, 2018, 08:07:08 PM »
It's probably wrong how giddy I'm getting that my husband will be out of town for 10 days, starting next week. Now, I adore him, and will miss him, and logistics will be challenging with the kiddos. However, he hates seeing empty space in the fridge/freezer/pantry, and constantly restocks whenever he "thinks" we might be low on literally anything. I'm going to make a list of all of our options, and get crazy with things like breakfast for dinner (which, would be a total no go for my husband)

I'm planning to do no shopping, except likely milk & maybe a small amount of produce. It says a lot about the state of our surplus that it should be no problem. :-)

This made me smile. :)

Can't wait to hear about what happens when he gets home and finds "empty" cupboards.

Oh, now that would just be crazy! He flies out on a Saturday morning, back the following Monday. We will stock the cupboards the weekend in between. .. he will be blissfully unaware. :-) But, I will definitely report back on how we do with our grocery budget & general pantry craziness.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2175 on: March 23, 2018, 08:39:13 AM »
Finished the last of the elusive freezer breakfast sandwiches! Hurrah. Now onto the frittatas that I made ahead & froze. Although, those should be easier to pass off this week, as the kids will be making their own breakfast while my husband is out of town.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2176 on: March 23, 2018, 12:06:14 PM »
Woot!  Good job, @MaybeBabyMustache !  High fives!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2177 on: March 25, 2018, 07:06:34 AM »
This week was not as successful.   We lost our sweet family dog and no one was really hungry for a few days.   
Freezer:
6 Tilapia fillets
Package of frozen hotdogs
Package of basque chorizo
Green beans
A bag of pesto cubes
Black eyed peas

Pantry:
Chex Mix seasoning packet
Mixed nuts
BBQ sauce

This week I need to do a little better

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2178 on: March 25, 2018, 06:11:45 PM »
savedough, so sorry about your dog :(

Recently I've managed to use up (or, with the sugar and olive oil, get it down to the point where I just have my small everyday container full):
- 2L bottle of olive oil
- 10 lb bag of sugar
- cookie dough from freezer
- 1 bag of blackberries from freezer (1 to go)
- partial bag of mini chocolate chips
- partial bag of brown rice
- 1/2 lb bacon from freezer
- bag of pancake mix
- jar of raspberry jelly

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2179 on: March 25, 2018, 06:15:56 PM »
@savedough I am so sorry for your loss.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2180 on: March 25, 2018, 06:21:13 PM »
Progress:
Finished off the weetbix (which we were using as a cereal / porridge for the baby). Using rice cereal and porridge oats instead now, and we won't be buying more weetbix until we've used those up.
Reorganised the freezer and found some savoury muffins in the I'd baked for the baby, which he hated and refused to eat. So now I'm taking savoury muffins in to work for snacks until they're used up.
Trying to find baking recipes that will use up lingering pantry ingredients. Coconut macaroons are looking like a good option for the huge quantity of dessicated coconut I have on hand, and I have found a decent looking GF cookie recipe for my GF flour. That will make my GF nephew happy!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2181 on: March 25, 2018, 07:29:45 PM »
-Finished off a giant tub of popcorn last night
-Used up frozen fruit in a smoothie. Working our way through the last of protein powder
-Used most of a super clearanced bag of organic baby peppers in a chicken/rice dish on Friday
-Finished the rest of a bad bottle of wine on Friday. So happy to see it go.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2182 on: March 26, 2018, 12:07:08 PM »
@savedough, I am so sorry for your loss.  :(

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2183 on: March 26, 2018, 12:41:09 PM »
This weekend:

~Blueberries went into a lemon blueberry bread
~Almond flour has been almost completely used up in the above bread and in homemade pretzels
~Walnuts were tossed with spices and Tabasco and toasted for DH's lunch
~Odds and ends were put into small containers for lunches and snacks:  Olives, pepperoncini, small dill pickles, trail mix from Christmas, etc.
~An almost overripe avocado went into sushi, as did a bag of riced cauliflower
~Found a small baggie of toasted, mixed nuts from last month in the pantry and brought them here to the office for snacks
~Used some saved bacon grease to fry eggs in
~Sliced a lemon into my ice water
~The rest of the bacon went into BLTs last night

We don't have as much unsweetened cocoa to use up as I thought, which is good.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2184 on: April 03, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
Still plugging away at both the freezer and the pantry. 

Freezer-
Used all the treats in the freezer for two birthday parties this weekend.
Frozen Ground turkey for tacos (kids)
Pork roast for burritos and taco bowls (grown ups)
Split pea soup portion
Bag of corn
Black eyed peas

Fridge and Pantry:
Sauerkraut that had been in the fridge since last summer - yikes
Cilantro
Two types of tea - Coconut Chai and Mandarin Orange
Cake mix
Sugar cookie mix
One Bag of powdered sugar
Two ramen noodle cups

I made extra birthday treats and they ended up in the freezer.

I also forgot about some tiny pepperonis and sauteed onions and they ended up in the trash.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2185 on: April 04, 2018, 01:15:39 PM »
I made homemade brownies for the first time last night and they are the best I've ever tasted!  They used up leftover Christmas baking ingredients:  White and milk chocolate chips, a bit of the dark chocolate chips, and the rest of the toffee bits.  And, my prior post is incorrect:  Much to my chagrin, I found an unopened box of unsweetened cocoa lurking in the back of the pantry.

Been trying to use up a bottle of sunflower oil I won at a raffle late last year.  I just do not like that stuff!  Tonight's dinner should take care of the rest of it.

I bought a 1/4 ham last week which turned into 4 meals.  Nice!

Next up:  The pounds of pistachios given to me at Christmas....

Side note:  I told DH my grocery shopping list is going to be ruthless next week.  He responded HMMMMmmmmm....

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2186 on: April 08, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »
Keep on truckiní along...
 
Freezer-
One small bag of rhubarb
Cinnamon braid bought for a fundraiser
Fajita Chili
Cornbread
Ice cream
Cream cheese
Gluten free baking mix
Mystery bone broth
Frozen Corn
Freezer waffles

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2187 on: April 08, 2018, 07:19:44 PM »
Finished recently:

raisins
2 boxes of brownie mix
ice cream
bag of quinoa
bag of frozen shrimp
2 cans of tuna (1 left now)
the last 1/2 lb of frozen beef
bottle of lemon juice

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2188 on: April 09, 2018, 08:46:34 AM »
The SO's work gave them mason jar mixes for chocolate chip cookies (just add melted butter, an egg and vanilla). Not as good as homemade, but folks in the office ate them up quickly.
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2189 on: April 09, 2018, 11:55:09 AM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2190 on: April 09, 2018, 12:12:03 PM »
My kids (the two not allergic to dairy) love this....
https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/one-dish-chicken-rice-bake/


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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2191 on: April 09, 2018, 12:12:33 PM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...
The only thing I ever used cream of mushroom soup for was tuna casserole: can of tuna, cooked noodles, grated cheese, can of soup, frozen peas, mix it all together, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, bake. Easy and quick.
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2192 on: April 09, 2018, 12:20:37 PM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...
The only thing I ever used cream of mushroom soup for was tuna casserole: can of tuna, cooked noodles, grated cheese, can of soup, frozen peas, mix it all together, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, bake. Easy and quick.

And you can do endless variations of this casserole...cooked ground beef or leftover chicken instead of tuna,  rice or pasta instead of noodles.  And add any type of cooked veggies (e.g., mushrooms, soy beans, carrots, broccoli, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes).  A great way to use up other random ingredients.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2193 on: April 09, 2018, 12:30:36 PM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...
The only thing I ever used cream of mushroom soup for was tuna casserole: can of tuna, cooked noodles, grated cheese, can of soup, frozen peas, mix it all together, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, bake. Easy and quick.

And you can do endless variations of this casserole...cooked ground beef or leftover chicken instead of tuna,  rice or pasta instead of noodles.  And add any type of cooked veggies (e.g., mushrooms, soy beans, carrots, broccoli, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes).  A great way to use up other random ingredients.
True, I do have some other versions that are similar but I never thought of it as the same thing. My mom used to make what we called "yummy stuff with no name" and it was basically just a casserole of random ingredients that needed to be cooked. Perfect for this thread :)
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2194 on: April 09, 2018, 01:43:30 PM »
LOL!  @PoutineLover, I love that name....

I shelled over a pound of pistachios to make these Saturday:  http://thetoastedpinenut.com/pistachio-cookies/

I also used up some sad looking chicken breasts from the freezer, leftover pineapple and juice, and the remnants of one of two bottles of honey in a stir fry.

Found several packets of instant coffee in the pantry and had some yesterday.

Last night I made low carb sushi with leftovers:  Nori, cream cheese, salmon and cauliflower rice.  Yum!

Used up some pinto beans in Budget Bytes Not Refried Beans over the weekend.  Froze two containers, and one will be served with tonight's breakfast quesadilla.

Put several items into containers with lids.  The pantry is starting to look really good!

You may remember me complaining about the drawer freezer several pages ago.  Well, last month DH bought a fridge/freezer from a friend who is moving and set it up in his garage.  I put several roasts in the freezer, which freed up some space in my kitchen fridge.  Thumbs up!

Frugality is fun!  :D


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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2195 on: April 09, 2018, 02:06:11 PM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...
The only thing I ever used cream of mushroom soup for was tuna casserole: can of tuna, cooked noodles, grated cheese, can of soup, frozen peas, mix it all together, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, bake. Easy and quick.

And you can do endless variations of this casserole...cooked ground beef or leftover chicken instead of tuna,  rice or pasta instead of noodles.  And add any type of cooked veggies (e.g., mushrooms, soy beans, carrots, broccoli, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes).  A great way to use up other random ingredients.
True, I do have some other versions that are similar but I never thought of it as the same thing. My mom used to make what we called "yummy stuff with no name" and it was basically just a casserole of random ingredients that needed to be cooked. Perfect for this thread :)

Awesome, thanks guys!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2196 on: April 10, 2018, 12:58:52 AM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...
The only thing I ever used cream of mushroom soup for was tuna casserole: can of tuna, cooked noodles, grated cheese, can of soup, frozen peas, mix it all together, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, bake. Easy and quick.

And you can do endless variations of this casserole...cooked ground beef or leftover chicken instead of tuna,  rice or pasta instead of noodles.  And add any type of cooked veggies (e.g., mushrooms, soy beans, carrots, broccoli, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes).  A great way to use up other random ingredients.
True, I do have some other versions that are similar but I never thought of it as the same thing. My mom used to make what we called "yummy stuff with no name" and it was basically just a casserole of random ingredients that needed to be cooked. Perfect for this thread :)

Awesome, thanks guys!

I use a tin of Campbell's condensed soup as the bechamel layer in lasagne.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2197 on: April 10, 2018, 11:15:10 AM »
https://www.southernplate.com/slow-cooker-fiesta-chicken-rice/

To use up cream of chicken soup, I use this recipe all the time.  It is a favorite of everyone in the house.  I do not mix in the rice, just pour chicken mixture on top along with shredded cheese and crushed up tortilla chips.

You can use canned or homemade cream of chicken soup or cream cheese instead.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2198 on: April 11, 2018, 05:13:19 PM »
Gave up on finding a recipe with saffron that the low-carb Silent One would like. Not worth the experimentation. So I gave an almost full container to a co-worker who I know likes to experiment in the kitchen and who had been bemoaning the cost of saffron. The co-worker was very thankful, especially when they saw how full the container was. I'm just happy it is out of the house. It was making me feel resentful and a bit of a failure.

I'm almost done my lemon pepper experiment. Put it on top of some pork tenderloin medallions that were destined for wraps with avocado & bell pepper. I'm happy to have found some things that it works for, and have no interest in buying more once this is done. Soon, very soon.
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #2199 on: April 11, 2018, 07:32:43 PM »
Does anyone have good recipes to use up condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup?  Iíve got a bunch left from a random purchase Iím now regretting...

I've used cream of mushroom soup with pork chops - actually one of the first things I ever made after I left home.    Brown the chops, mix up the soup as directed (I use water, not milk), plop the chops in, and simmer for a few hours on the stove or in a crock pot.  Right before serving I mix in some rice.   Or you can keep the rice separate, and let everyone add as much of the soup 'gravy' as they like.   
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