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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #750 on: January 29, 2016, 12:10:11 PM »
Focus on the freezer and pantry continues:

Been using the fresh blueberries I froze last June.  Made some blueberry crepes Sunday, and have been putting some in my vodka.  :D

Poured out two unopened bottles of sugar free Da Vinci syrups I didn't get to in time.

Been remembering to pull out proteins two days before I use them to allow for adequate thawing time.

Finally used the canned crab I bought last fall by mixing it with cream cheese and sour cream to use as a cucumber smear.

Made homemade refried beans for the first time using Budget Bytes' dried pinto beans recipe.  DH actually liked them.  :)

The chicken noodle soup I stockpile came in handy this week because DH has been sick.

Made my own taco seasoning spice blend rather than buying the $1 envelope with fillers.

blueberries are one of my favourites! blueberries are a fabulous addition to smoothies, also in oatmeal (i add after, i dont enjoy cooked fruit in my oats).
and yes! chicken soup, we have been making this regularly, have been sick for a couple weeks. and i make beans pretty regularly as well. i cook separate, but when i set up a small batch of the soup to reheat, i add some beans (i prefer black or lentils) and it is a really delicious combination imo, especially adding some of the bean broth as well.

Riverffashion, I sometimes add refried beans to ground meat to bulk up the burrito quantity for DH's lunches. :)

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #751 on: January 29, 2016, 03:59:30 PM »

Anje, please let us know how it turns out.  I'm a low carber, and make a black bean chocolate cake.  It's not too bad.  :D

I baked them tonight, and I think they taste great. Do they taste like brownies? No. Do they get chewy sticky like brownies? No (although that might be the fault of my dingy blender). If you've ever tasted mochi with sweet redbean filling - that's what they resemble. Plus chocolate. And I love mochi, so this is totally alright with me. But it's not brownies, so there's that.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #752 on: January 29, 2016, 05:30:54 PM »
Been using the fresh blueberries I froze last June.  Made some blueberry crepes Sunday, and have been putting some in my vodka.  :D


Blueberry-infused gin is really good, if you like gin... :-)

((high fives))  :)

sounds tasty, though i'm not a fan of gin. i imagine it would be good infused into many kinds of alcohol though. thanks for the idea :)

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« Reply #753 on: January 29, 2016, 05:32:21 PM »
Focus on the freezer and pantry continues:

Been using the fresh blueberries I froze last June.  Made some blueberry crepes Sunday, and have been putting some in my vodka.  :D

Poured out two unopened bottles of sugar free Da Vinci syrups I didn't get to in time.

Been remembering to pull out proteins two days before I use them to allow for adequate thawing time.

Finally used the canned crab I bought last fall by mixing it with cream cheese and sour cream to use as a cucumber smear.

Made homemade refried beans for the first time using Budget Bytes' dried pinto beans recipe.  DH actually liked them.  :)

The chicken noodle soup I stockpile came in handy this week because DH has been sick.

Made my own taco seasoning spice blend rather than buying the $1 envelope with fillers.

blueberries are one of my favourites! blueberries are a fabulous addition to smoothies, also in oatmeal (i add after, i dont enjoy cooked fruit in my oats).
and yes! chicken soup, we have been making this regularly, have been sick for a couple weeks. and i make beans pretty regularly as well. i cook separate, but when i set up a small batch of the soup to reheat, i add some beans (i prefer black or lentils) and it is a really delicious combination imo, especially adding some of the bean broth as well.

Riverffashion, I sometimes add refried beans to ground meat to bulk up the burrito quantity for DH's lunches. :)

sounds delicious :)

P.S. I have an excellent recipe with ground beef if you're interested. it's in a previous post. i'll see if i can find it

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #754 on: February 01, 2016, 11:09:25 AM »

Anje, please let us know how it turns out.  I'm a low carber, and make a black bean chocolate cake.  It's not too bad.  :D

I baked them tonight, and I think they taste great. Do they taste like brownies? No. Do they get chewy sticky like brownies? No (although that might be the fault of my dingy blender). If you've ever tasted mochi with sweet redbean filling - that's what they resemble. Plus chocolate. And I love mochi, so this is totally alright with me. But it's not brownies, so there's that.

::frantically searches for recipe:: That sounds like the only thing I ever need in life, forever. Do you have a link to the recipe? I can't find it in this thread!
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #755 on: February 01, 2016, 02:07:11 PM »

Anje, please let us know how it turns out.  I'm a low carber, and make a black bean chocolate cake.  It's not too bad.  :D

I baked them tonight, and I think they taste great. Do they taste like brownies? No. Do they get chewy sticky like brownies? No (although that might be the fault of my dingy blender). If you've ever tasted mochi with sweet redbean filling - that's what they resemble. Plus chocolate. And I love mochi, so this is totally alright with me. But it's not brownies, so there's that.

Nice.  Think you'll make them again?

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« Reply #756 on: February 01, 2016, 02:17:09 PM »
I'm jumping in - this is great! I have a freezer stuffed full of food. We need to see the bottom at some point. or at least rotate some stuff upwards. I think there's a corner I haven't seen in 3-4 months!

I have been making yogurt and am trying to figure out what to do with the whey. I have about 2-3 cups of it in my fridge right now...
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #757 on: February 01, 2016, 03:44:11 PM »
I did a full inventory this weekend:
Deep Freezer/Kitchen Freezer
Meat: 3 packages bacon, 6lbs chicken breast tenders, 6lbs chicken thighs, 6lbs chicken breasts, 1 whole chicken, 1 package aidell's chicken and apple sausages, 6lbs pork chops, 7.5lbs 93/7 ground beef, 3lbs 88/12 ground beef, 1lb ground elk, 2lbs ahi tuna steaks, 4lbs pork Italian sausages, 1lb stew meat, 3lbs beef liver, 1 serving: shrimp, tuna steak, chicken breast, turkey burger
Breads: 1 loaf sprouted grain sliced bread, 1/2 loaf cinnamon raisin bread (Costco), 1/2 loaf sourdough bread, Brazilian cheese bread balls
Frozen Vegetables:5 packages of chopped spinach, 2 bags of cauliflower, 1 bag of peas, 2 large packages of broccoli, 1 large bag of Normandy blend veggies (Costco), 1 small package of root veggie blend, 2 packages of butternut squash, 1 bag of spicy sweet potato fries, partial bags of: kale, peas, corn, green beans, stir fry medley, vegetable medley, spinach, sweet potato fries, kale and quinoa blend
Frozen fruit: lots of bananas, partial bags of blueberries, cherries, raspberries
Treats: leftover cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookie dough, lots of ice cream and sorbet, "proyos", fruit/veggie frozen treats (kind of like a frozen jamba juice in stick form)
odds and ends: pre-boiled lasagna noodles, tomato paste, chipotle peppers in adobo, lots of chicken broth, plus bones and a chicken back and feet to make more, freekeh, cream cheese, jimmy delight breakfast sandwiches, 3lb macadamia nuts, 1 serving thai chicken soup, 1 serving Mexican chicken soup
Refrigerator
Sauces/Condiments: sauerkraut, mango habanero salsa, stir fry sauce, salma olek, lemongrass, minced ginger, shrimp cocktail, bbq sauce x2, roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, mustard, restaurant salsa, coconut chili sauce, thai curry paste, miracle whip, mayo, sun butter, spray butter, honey mustard, sour cream, cream cheese, frosting, peanut butter, cheese sauce, guacamole single serve cups, green olives, blue cheese stuffed green olives, pickles, jalapenos, pepperoncinis, capers, lots of salad dressing
Juices/Beverages: apple, cranberry, pomegranate, skim milk, cashew milk, La Croixs
Other: shredded cheese, bacon, 2 English muffins, 4 packages whole grain wraps, 1/2 package corn tortillas, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, apple sauce, almond flour, flaxseed meal
Pantry
Canned Goods: 2 pumpkin, 5 cream of mushroom soup, tomato paste, 2 fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cranberry sauce, enchilada sauce, artichoke hearts, black beans, fish stock, veal stock, chicken broth, 4 chunk light tuna, 12 sardines, 1 salmon, evaporated milk
Jars/Sauces/Condiments: lemon juice, olive oil, ghee, bacon fat, avocado oil, coconut oil, fish sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Cholula, mustard, tomato spread, jasmine jam, ponzu, rice vinegar, mango chutney, red cooking wine, beets, salad dressing, honey, molasses, sugar free caramel sauce, truffle spread, almond butter
Bags/Powders/Baking: powdered peanut butter, chocolate powdered peanut butter, 6 sugar free pudding mixes, breadcrumbs, panko, pork dust, smoothie powder, mct powder, 3 varieties cocoa powder, gelatin,  oat flour, coconut flour, white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, chocolate chips, goji berries, kale powder, matcha powder, 3 whey protein powder, 1 casein protein powder, brownie box mix, pumpkin bread box mix,  Kodiak power cakes mix, buttermilk protein pancake mix, about time protein pancake mix, brown rice protein powder, egg white protein powder, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder, sugar blends
Grains: oats, barley, white rice, grits, rice noodles, soba noodles, penne pasta, brown rice elbow macaroni, Japanese griddle cakes, boxes of mac and cheese, bag of pinto beans
Dried Goods/Snacks: raisins, dates, figs, mangoes, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, popcorn, lara bars, fruit/veggie pouches, cliff bars, oreos, rice krispies treats, oatmeal packets, cereal

So I must have been unintentionally preparing for the apocalypse... because I should be able to feed myself and my DH for weeks, maybe months on our stores... *sigh* The trouble we run into is we base our meals off of our macros and the one roadblock I see is DH loves his eggs for breakfast, we go through 5 dozen a week between the two of us. Maybe I can find a way to make a breakfast that fits the macro requirements and is still tasty and easy so we can get through some of this stockpile and not buy eggs this month. Lunch and dinner is easy because I change those up all the time (as evident by my ridiculous collection of sauces and condiments...)

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #758 on: February 01, 2016, 06:14:13 PM »
I did a full inventory this weekend:
Deep Freezer/Kitchen Freezer
Meat: 3 packages bacon, 6lbs chicken breast tenders, 6lbs chicken thighs, 6lbs chicken breasts, 1 whole chicken, 1 package aidell's chicken and apple sausages, 6lbs pork chops, 7.5lbs 93/7 ground beef, 3lbs 88/12 ground beef, 1lb ground elk, 2lbs ahi tuna steaks, 4lbs pork Italian sausages, 1lb stew meat, 3lbs beef liver, 1 serving: shrimp, tuna steak, chicken breast, turkey burger
Breads: 1 loaf sprouted grain sliced bread, 1/2 loaf cinnamon raisin bread (Costco), 1/2 loaf sourdough bread, Brazilian cheese bread balls
Frozen Vegetables:5 packages of chopped spinach, 2 bags of cauliflower, 1 bag of peas, 2 large packages of broccoli, 1 large bag of Normandy blend veggies (Costco), 1 small package of root veggie blend, 2 packages of butternut squash, 1 bag of spicy sweet potato fries, partial bags of: kale, peas, corn, green beans, stir fry medley, vegetable medley, spinach, sweet potato fries, kale and quinoa blend
Frozen fruit: lots of bananas, partial bags of blueberries, cherries, raspberries
Treats: leftover cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookie dough, lots of ice cream and sorbet, "proyos", fruit/veggie frozen treats (kind of like a frozen jamba juice in stick form)
odds and ends: pre-boiled lasagna noodles, tomato paste, chipotle peppers in adobo, lots of chicken broth, plus bones and a chicken back and feet to make more, freekeh, cream cheese, jimmy delight breakfast sandwiches, 3lb macadamia nuts, 1 serving thai chicken soup, 1 serving Mexican chicken soup
Refrigerator
Sauces/Condiments: sauerkraut, mango habanero salsa, stir fry sauce, salma olek, lemongrass, minced ginger, shrimp cocktail, bbq sauce x2, roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, mustard, restaurant salsa, coconut chili sauce, thai curry paste, miracle whip, mayo, sun butter, spray butter, honey mustard, sour cream, cream cheese, frosting, peanut butter, cheese sauce, guacamole single serve cups, green olives, blue cheese stuffed green olives, pickles, jalapenos, pepperoncinis, capers, lots of salad dressing
Juices/Beverages: apple, cranberry, pomegranate, skim milk, cashew milk, La Croixs
Other: shredded cheese, bacon, 2 English muffins, 4 packages whole grain wraps, 1/2 package corn tortillas, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, apple sauce, almond flour, flaxseed meal
Pantry
Canned Goods: 2 pumpkin, 5 cream of mushroom soup, tomato paste, 2 fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cranberry sauce, enchilada sauce, artichoke hearts, black beans, fish stock, veal stock, chicken broth, 4 chunk light tuna, 12 sardines, 1 salmon, evaporated milk
Jars/Sauces/Condiments: lemon juice, olive oil, ghee, bacon fat, avocado oil, coconut oil, fish sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Cholula, mustard, tomato spread, jasmine jam, ponzu, rice vinegar, mango chutney, red cooking wine, beets, salad dressing, honey, molasses, sugar free caramel sauce, truffle spread, almond butter
Bags/Powders/Baking: powdered peanut butter, chocolate powdered peanut butter, 6 sugar free pudding mixes, breadcrumbs, panko, pork dust, smoothie powder, mct powder, 3 varieties cocoa powder, gelatin,  oat flour, coconut flour, white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, chocolate chips, goji berries, kale powder, matcha powder, 3 whey protein powder, 1 casein protein powder, brownie box mix, pumpkin bread box mix,  Kodiak power cakes mix, buttermilk protein pancake mix, about time protein pancake mix, brown rice protein powder, egg white protein powder, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder, sugar blends
Grains: oats, barley, white rice, grits, rice noodles, soba noodles, penne pasta, brown rice elbow macaroni, Japanese griddle cakes, boxes of mac and cheese, bag of pinto beans
Dried Goods/Snacks: raisins, dates, figs, mangoes, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, popcorn, lara bars, fruit/veggie pouches, cliff bars, oreos, rice krispies treats, oatmeal packets, cereal

So I must have been unintentionally preparing for the apocalypse... because I should be able to feed myself and my DH for weeks, maybe months on our stores... *sigh* The trouble we run into is we base our meals off of our macros and the one roadblock I see is DH loves his eggs for breakfast, we go through 5 dozen a week between the two of us. Maybe I can find a way to make a breakfast that fits the macro requirements and is still tasty and easy so we can get through some of this stockpile and not buy eggs this month. Lunch and dinner is easy because I change those up all the time (as evident by my ridiculous collection of sauces and condiments...)

Holy sh*t.
This is a good challenge for you.
:). You are about to  save an incredible amount of money. Time to get creative.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #759 on: February 01, 2016, 06:59:05 PM »
[food]

Holy sh*t.
This is a good challenge for you.
:). You are about to  save an incredible amount of money. Time to get creative.

Agreed! I am jealous of everyone's freezer space. I have a side-by-side and it seems so tiny.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #760 on: February 02, 2016, 05:14:49 AM »

Anje, please let us know how it turns out.  I'm a low carber, and make a black bean chocolate cake.  It's not too bad.  :D

I baked them tonight, and I think they taste great. Do they taste like brownies? No. Do they get chewy sticky like brownies? No (although that might be the fault of my dingy blender). If you've ever tasted mochi with sweet redbean filling - that's what they resemble. Plus chocolate. And I love mochi, so this is totally alright with me. But it's not brownies, so there's that.

::frantically searches for recipe:: That sounds like the only thing I ever need in life, forever. Do you have a link to the recipe? I can't find it in this thread!
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/06/no-flour-black-bean-brownies/
This is the link. I didn't add vanilla (I never can taste vanilla in chocolate) and I cut down a bit on the sugar (I always do that). I also didn't add chocolate chips (I was out of them).
I'm not good at following recipes, basically. ;)

@MountainGal: Yes, I think I will. But who knows: my cake baking is very limited and I've forgoten to re-make better cakes than this one.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #761 on: February 02, 2016, 10:11:44 AM »
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/06/no-flour-black-bean-brownies/
This is the link. I didn't add vanilla (I never can taste vanilla in chocolate) and I cut down a bit on the sugar (I always do that). I also didn't add chocolate chips (I was out of them).
I'm not good at following recipes, basically. ;)

Yum--thank you! Good to know that you can cut down on the sugar and that the chocolate chips are not as mandatory as she says :) Now, when will I have the time to make these...
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #762 on: February 02, 2016, 04:31:25 PM »
Ideas for miso? I was going to make miso soup but couldn't find bonito flakes. :-(

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #763 on: February 03, 2016, 12:52:49 PM »
I have never put bonito flakes in my miso.  I just use seaweed, tofu and green onion and it's still very good.  I also add miso to other soups I'm making.  It just adds some depth.   Also, I've heard that a combo of miso/mayo for sandwiches is incredible but I've never tried it!

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #764 on: February 03, 2016, 08:17:37 PM »
[food]

Holy sh*t.
This is a good challenge for you.
:). You are about to  save an incredible amount of money. Time to get creative.

Agreed! I am jealous of everyone's freezer space. I have a side-by-side and it seems so tiny.

Do you mean "macro" as in macrobiotic? Or..?

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #765 on: February 05, 2016, 12:32:54 PM »
I did a full inventory this weekend:
Deep Freezer/Kitchen Freezer
Meat: 32 packages bacon, 6lbs2lbs chicken breast tenders, 6lbs2lbs chicken thighs, 6lbs chicken breasts, 1 whole chicken, 1 package aidell's chicken and apple sausages, 6lbs4lbs pork chops, 7.5lbs 93/7 ground beef, 3lbs 88/12 ground beef, 1lb ground elk, 2lbs ahi tuna steaks, 4lbs pork Italian sausages, 1lb stew meat, 3lbs beef liver, 1 serving: shrimp, tuna steak, chicken breast, turkey burger
Breads: 1 loaf sprouted grain sliced bread, 1/2 loaf cinnamon raisin bread (Costco), 1/2 loaf sourdough bread, Brazilian cheese bread balls
Frozen Vegetables: 54 packages of chopped spinach, 2 bags of cauliflower, 1 bag of peas, 21 large packages of broccoli, 1 large bag of Normandy blend veggies (Costco), 1 small package of root veggie blend, 2 packages of butternut squash, 1 bag of spicy sweet potato fries, partial bags of: kale, peas, corn, green beans, stir fry medley, vegetable medley, spinach, sweet potato fries, kale and quinoa blend
Frozen fruit: lots of bananas, partial bags of blueberries, cherries, raspberries
Treats: leftover cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookie dough, lots of ice cream and sorbet, "proyos", fruit/veggie frozen treats (kind of like a frozen jamba juice in stick form)
odds and ends: pre-boiled lasagna noodles, tomato paste, chipotle peppers in adobo, lots of chicken broth, plus bones and a chicken back and feet to make more, freekeh, cream cheese, jimmy delight breakfast sandwiches, 3lb macadamia nuts, 1 serving thai chicken soup, 1 serving Mexican chicken soup
Refrigerator
Sauces/Condiments: sauerkraut, mango habanero salsa, stir fry sauce, salma olek, lemongrass, minced ginger, shrimp cocktail, bbq sauce x2, roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, mustard, restaurant salsa, coconut chili sauce, thai curry paste, miracle whip, mayo, sun butter, spray butter, honey mustard, sour cream, cream cheese, frosting, peanut butter, cheese sauce, guacamole single serve cups, green olives, blue cheese stuffed green olives, pickles, jalapenos, pepperoncinis, capers, lots of salad dressing
Juices/Beverages: apple, cranberry, pomegranate, skim milk, cashew milk, La Croixs
Other: shredded cheese, bacon, 2 English muffins, 43 packages whole grain wraps, 1/2 package corn tortillas, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, apple sauce, almond flour, flaxseed meal
Pantry
Canned Goods: 2 pumpkin, 5 cream of mushroom soup, tomato paste, 2 fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cranberry sauce, enchilada sauce, artichoke hearts, black beans, fish stock, veal stock, chicken broth, 4 chunk light tuna, 12 sardines, 1 salmon, evaporated milk
Jars/Sauces/Condiments: lemon juice, olive oil, ghee, bacon fat, avocado oil, coconut oil, fish sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Cholula, mustard, tomato spread, jasmine jam, ponzu, rice vinegar, mango chutney, red cooking wine, beets, salad dressing, honey, molasses, sugar free caramel sauce, truffle spread, almond butter
Bags/Powders/Baking: powdered peanut butter, chocolate powdered peanut butter, 6 sugar free pudding mixes, breadcrumbs, panko, pork dust, smoothie powder, mct powder, 3 varieties cocoa powder, gelatin,  oat flour, coconut flour, white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, chocolate chips, goji berries, kale powder, matcha powder, 3 whey protein powder, 1 casein protein powder, brownie box mix, pumpkin bread box mix,  Kodiak power cakes mix, buttermilk protein pancake mix, about time protein pancake mix, brown rice protein powder, egg white protein powder, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder, sugar blends
Grains: oats, barley, white rice, grits, quinoa, rice noodles, soba noodles, penne pasta, brown rice elbow macaroni, Japanese griddle cakes, boxes of mac and cheese, bag of pinto beans
Dried Goods/Snacks: raisins, dates, figs, mangoes, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, popcorn, lara bars, fruit/veggie pouches, cliff bars, oreos, rice krispies treats, oatmeal packets, cereal
Produce: Onions, garlic, sweet potatoes

I made a small dent in the reserves by making the following recipes:
-6 servings Marinated Pork Chops with Steamed Broccoli and Roasted Sweet Potatoes (1 leftover still in fridge)
-4 servings Fish Tacos with Steamed Cauliflower and Black Beans
-4 servings Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken Breast
-6 servings Baked Chicken Breast with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Steamed Quinoa and Green Beans
-12 servings Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs with Steamed White Rice and Stir Fry Veggies (8 chicken servings leftover which will be used for lunches, out of rice/veggies)
-6 servings Ahi Tuna with Jasmine Petal Jam, Steamed Freekeh and Creamed Spinach (making for dinner tonight, we'll eat leftovers for lunches)

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #766 on: February 06, 2016, 12:34:34 PM »
For the month of February, I'm not buying any protein, except eggs.  We have a freezer full of beef, ham, chicken and salmon, so this is not even a challenge.

Working on using up other stuff as well.  I have 1.5 quarts of homemade yogurt, a quart each of kimchi and sauerkraut, too many kinds of mustard, bulk beans that we don't eat (periodically cook a batch and feed to the chickens), 3 wedges of brie (clearance buy), almond flour and coconut flour, egg protein powder, whey protein powder, beef gelatin, frozen green chile, lentils, split peas, rice, black beans, frozen pineapple, frozen blueberries, various nuts, frozen sweet potato fries and hashbrowns, winter squash, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, and lots of beef and lamb liver, small potatoes, lots of beets and carrots.  Tons of canned and frozen tomato products.  The fridge is actually looking pretty bare and we'll buy some fresh vegetables each week, but I'm shooting to get the stock decreased.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #767 on: February 06, 2016, 01:11:55 PM »
For the month of February, I'm not buying any protein, except eggs.  We have a freezer full of beef, ham, chicken and salmon, so this is not even a challenge.

Working on using up other stuff as well.  I have 1.5 quarts of homemade yogurt, a quart each of kimchi and sauerkraut, too many kinds of mustard, bulk beans that we don't eat (periodically cook a batch and feed to the chickens), 3 wedges of brie (clearance buy), almond flour and coconut flour, egg protein powder, whey protein powder, beef gelatin, frozen green chile, lentils, split peas, rice, black beans, frozen pineapple, frozen blueberries, various nuts, frozen sweet potato fries and hashbrowns, winter squash, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, and lots of beef and lamb liver, small potatoes, lots of beets and carrots.  Tons of canned and frozen tomato products.  The fridge is actually looking pretty bare and we'll buy some fresh vegetables each week, but I'm shooting to get the stock decreased.

Excellent! Sounds like u hav plenty of options to work with. Let us know if u want ideas. :)

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #768 on: February 11, 2016, 02:55:41 AM »
Am trying to up my intake of fish and reduce meat consumption to one or two times a week. Since my stock of meat is down to one packet of pulled pork this is an excelent time. This week I've been eating moqueca (that is one tasty pot of fish) and rice bowl with cod (still working on that supply of rice). Next up is fish taco and next week my plans are pasta salad with cheese or eggs (got to eat that pasta) and curry with some frozen pumpkin, chickpeas and salmon or more cod (I love cod, it's one underrated fish).

Have completely eaten out all supplies of cheese and frozen veggies (except the pumpkin). Also emptied a small bag of rice yesterday. Next up is sushi rice from my sushi-making days (I no longer bother). I have never made onigiri, but it sounds good, so I will try it out.

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« Reply #769 on: February 11, 2016, 02:59:51 AM »
Ooooh, I like this!!!

I'll probably start this this week... we're moving next month!!!

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« Reply #770 on: February 12, 2016, 10:05:07 AM »
I did a full inventory this weekend:
Deep Freezer/Kitchen Freezer
Meat: 3 packages bacon, 6lbs chicken breast tenders, 6lbs2lbs chicken thighs, 6lbs chicken breasts, 1 whole chicken, 1 package aidell's chicken and apple sausages, 6lbs4lbs pork chops, 7.5lbs 5.5lbs 93/7 ground beef, 3lbs 88/12 ground beef, 1lb ground elk, 2lbs ahi tuna steaks, 4lbs pork Italian sausages, 1lb stew meat, 3lbs beef liver, 1 serving: shrimp, tuna steak, chicken breast, turkey burger
Breads: 1 loaf sprouted grain sliced bread, 1/2 loaf cinnamon raisin bread (Costco), 1/2 loaf sourdough bread, Brazilian cheese bread balls
Frozen Vegetables: 53 packages of chopped spinach, 2 bags of cauliflower, 1 bag of peas, 21 large packages of broccoli, 1 large bag of Normandy blend veggies (Costco), 1 small package of root veggie blend, 2 packages of butternut squash, 1 bag of spicy sweet potato fries, partial bags of: kale, peas, corn, green beans, stir fry medley, vegetable medley, spinach, sweet potato fries, kale and quinoa blend
Frozen fruit: lots of bananas, partial bags of blueberries, cherries, raspberries
Treats: leftover cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookie dough, lots of ice cream and sorbet, "proyos", fruit/veggie frozen treats (kind of like a frozen jamba juice in stick form)
odds and ends: pre-boiled lasagna noodles, tomato paste, chipotle peppers in adobo, lots of chicken broth, plus bones and a chicken back and feet to make more, freekeh, cream cheese, jimmy delight breakfast sandwiches, 3lb macadamia nuts, 1 serving thai chicken soup, 1 serving Mexican chicken soup
Refrigerator
Sauces/Condiments: sauerkraut, mango habanero salsa, stir fry sauce, salma olek, lemongrass, minced ginger, shrimp cocktail, bbq sauce x2, roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, mustard, restaurant salsa, coconut chili sauce, thai curry paste, miracle whip, mayo, sun butter, spray butter, honey mustard, sour cream, cream cheese, 3 2 bags of buttercream frosting, peanut butter, cheese sauce, guacamole single serve cups, green olives, blue cheese stuffed green olives, pickles, jalapenos, pepperoncinis, capers, lots of salad dressing
Juices/Beverages: apple, cranberry, pomegranate, skim milk, cashew milk, La Croixs
Other: shredded cheese, bacon, 2 English muffins, 42 packages whole grain wraps, 1/2 package corn tortillas, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, apple sauce, almond flour, flaxseed meal
Pantry
Canned Goods: 2 pumpkin, 5 cream of mushroom soup, tomato paste, 2 fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cranberry sauce, enchilada sauce, artichoke hearts, black beans, fish stock, veal stock, chicken broth, 43 chunk light tuna, 12 sardines, 1 salmon, evaporated milk
Jars/Sauces/Condiments: lemon juice, olive oil, ghee, bacon fat, avocado oil, coconut oil, fish sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Cholula, mustard, tomato spread, jasmine jam, ponzu, rice vinegar, mango chutney, red cooking wine, beets, salad dressing, honey, molasses, sugar free caramel sauce, truffle spread, almond butter
Bags/Powders/Baking: powdered peanut butter, chocolate powdered peanut butter, 6 sugar free pudding mixes, breadcrumbs, panko, pork dust, smoothie powder, mct powder, 3 varieties cocoa powder, gelatin,  oat flour, coconut flour, white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, chocolate chips, goji berries, kale powder, matcha powder, 3 whey protein powder, 1 casein protein powder, brownie box mix, pumpkin bread box mix,  Kodiak power cakes mix, buttermilk protein pancake mix, about time protein pancake mix, brown rice protein powder, egg white protein powder, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder, sugar blends
Grains: oats, barley, white rice, grits, quinoa, rice noodles, soba noodles, penne pasta, brown rice elbow macaroni, Japanese griddle cakes, boxes of mac and cheese, bag of pinto beans
Dried Goods/Snacks: raisins, dates, figs, mangoes, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, popcorn, lara bars, fruit/veggie pouches, cliff bars, oreos, rice krispies treats, oatmeal packets, cereal
Produce: Onions, garlic, sweet potatoes

Made a smallish dent this week, we ate protein pancakes with eggs and bacon for breakfast most days(one day I had ground beef with an egg and two other days I made smoothies which finished off my raspberries), I made a giant batch (12 servings) of chili with butternut squash and sweet potatoes in it and also baked up some chicken to add to salads for lunch. I made a batch of brownies and made cupcakes(I had all ingredients except milk, so I picked up a single serve portion) to take to a potluck.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #771 on: February 12, 2016, 12:20:02 PM »
Planning to go grocery shopping tonight.  Made a list entirely of veggies and will stick with it. 

I've been out of town and did a pretty good job of emptying the fridge of perishables before leaving (at least the stuff DH won't eat while I'm gone).

I am trying to get back into the habit of using the Out of Milk app, so I updated it on my flight home and now it just has the ingredients I want to have as staples going forward.  The pantry is pretty streamlined since we don't use many processed foods anymore (salad dressings, marinades, spice mixes etc. are pretty much non-existent).

OTOH, I just pre-ordered half of a lamb, so the freezer stock is going to see an uptick.

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« Reply #772 on: February 14, 2016, 11:01:11 AM »
Confession: I love testing new food. And drink. I also love tea. Because of this I have over 20 different tea types. Most of them in the quantity of 40+ cups. This has been status quoe for years, yet only last week I bought a new type. I'm a tea-hoarder. Will force myself to drink what I have before getting more. It will be very, very hard...
Finished a packet of good Christmas tea this week. I now have only 2 types left (that's what happens when people know you like tea). I prefer to only drink spicy tea in the colder months, so my plan is to drink them before Easter. They are still good next winter, but they are better now.

Also have 2 giant bags of a chai mix. I stopped drinking regular milk a while back, and chai just isn't that much fun sans milk. Anyone got a good replacement for drinks like that? I find rice too watery and sweet and almond to drown out any other taste..

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« Reply #773 on: February 14, 2016, 11:14:35 AM »
Proud of myself this morning:  I extracted two packages of beef tongue from 2014 from the freezer and am thawing them out now.  They will go in the slow cooker and we'll have lengua tacos the next couple nights.  I am still recoiling a bit in horror of the lamb's tongue, kidney and heart that are in there.  They may get cooked up and served to the dogs (plus they're tiny, so mustering up lots of effort to prepare them doesn't seem worthwhile).  Still lots of beef liver to get through; might try cooking it sous vide to see if that improves the texture.

Used up our black beans last night and won't buy more until we've gotten through the split peas and two varieties of lentils that have been in the cupboard for ages.

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« Reply #774 on: February 14, 2016, 11:55:11 AM »
Confession: I love testing new food. And drink. I also love tea. Because of this I have over 20 different tea types. Most of them in the quantity of 40+ cups. This has been status quoe for years, yet only last week I bought a new type. I'm a tea-hoarder. Will force myself to drink what I have before getting more. It will be very, very hard...
Finished a packet of good Christmas tea this week. I now have only 2 types left (that's what happens when people know you like tea). I prefer to only drink spicy tea in the colder months, so my plan is to drink them before Easter. They are still good next winter, but they are better now.

Also have 2 giant bags of a chai mix. I stopped drinking regular milk a while back, and chai just isn't that much fun sans milk. Anyone got a good replacement for drinks like that? I find rice too watery and sweet and almond to drown out any other taste..

Nice work, I have a tea collection too, but I prefer coffee in the mornings. I should try two cups of tea a day to try and make a dent...

As far as a milk substitute, I really Silk's Unsweetened Cashew Milk, it is creamy and mild in flavor. https://silk.com/products/unsweetened-original-cashewmilk

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« Reply #775 on: February 14, 2016, 12:43:40 PM »
 Today I found one can of hominy and two of pumpkin in the depths of the reserve pantry storage area. I had thought there were only condiments in there -  it's all stuff that move with us when we moved into the house. So, I've moved those cans to the regular can area and will be using them ASAP. The pumpkin will go and pasta sauce, and the hominy will almost certainly be fried with ham and onions for a meal.

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« Reply #776 on: February 14, 2016, 04:53:27 PM »
Artichoke hearts!!

Bought a few too many large jars on sale two years ago, and they expire this May.  I have three 24-ounce (large!) jars left.  They're nice straight out of the jar (in moderation).  I've baked them into quiches, added them to peppers, onions and other veg over pastas, but could use a few more suggestions.

I think I can keep them anyway for a few months after the BB date.

Any ideas or input?

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« Reply #777 on: February 14, 2016, 05:04:19 PM »
I slice artichoke hearts on cheese pizza.  I have found a couple of the one pot pasta recipes that use artichoke hearts and mushrooms and cheese.  I think one is called wonderpot.  I haven't tried them yet but they sound good. 

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #778 on: February 14, 2016, 06:36:59 PM »
Are they pickled?  If not, something like this might be good:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/artichoke-gratinata-recipe.html

If they are pickled, they might still be good thoroughly drained and then sprinkled with parm and chile flakes and roasted as sort of an appetizer. 

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #779 on: February 15, 2016, 02:59:33 AM »
Confession: I love testing new food. And drink. I also love tea. Because of this I have over 20 different tea types. Most of them in the quantity of 40+ cups. This has been status quoe for years, yet only last week I bought a new type. I'm a tea-hoarder. Will force myself to drink what I have before getting more. It will be very, very hard...
Finished a packet of good Christmas tea this week. I now have only 2 types left (that's what happens when people know you like tea). I prefer to only drink spicy tea in the colder months, so my plan is to drink them before Easter. They are still good next winter, but they are better now.

Also have 2 giant bags of a chai mix. I stopped drinking regular milk a while back, and chai just isn't that much fun sans milk. Anyone got a good replacement for drinks like that? I find rice too watery and sweet and almond to drown out any other taste..

I like soy milk the best.

I am also a tea-horder and I like to try new teas more than I like to finish tested flavors. I was actually thinking of this today and plan to randomly grab one type of tea from the cupboard to try every few days-maybe combine some lesser liked flavors into something new. My end goal is to be able to artfully display the tea in the cupboard instead of having everything being ugly and stacked.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #780 on: February 15, 2016, 07:04:53 AM »
@horsepoor - re the beef liver, I have heard (but never tried) that if you freeze the liver and then grate it when frozen, it hides well inside ground meat (probably at a 1:1 ratio at most I would guess, otherwise the texture would suffer).

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #781 on: February 15, 2016, 09:15:03 AM »
Proud of myself this morning:  I extracted two packages of beef tongue from 2014 from the freezer and am thawing them out now.  They will go in the slow cooker and we'll have lengua tacos the next couple nights.  I am still recoiling a bit in horror of the lamb's tongue, kidney and heart that are in there.  They may get cooked up and served to the dogs (plus they're tiny, so mustering up lots of effort to prepare them doesn't seem worthwhile).  Still lots of beef liver to get through; might try cooking it sous vide to see if that improves the texture.

Used up our black beans last night and won't buy more until we've gotten through the split peas and two varieties of lentils that have been in the cupboard for ages.

Is it beef heart? I made this last year, still one of the best and most memorable dishes I've ever had: http://paleoporn.net/beef-heart/

The heart comes out like the richest steak you've ever had. So incredible.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #782 on: February 15, 2016, 10:03:13 AM »
herisff  Thanks!  I've read about mixing it into ground meat, but not the tip of grating it from frozen.  Will give it a try.

eat.train it's actually a lamb's heart.  I did have a beef heart that I cooked a few months ago.  In retrospect, I should have just thrown the lamb's heart in the dish as well.  It's pretty small, so it doesn't seem worthwhile to spend a lot of time preparing it.  I did throw the lamb's tongue in with the beef tongue yesterday and we had some excellent lengua and kimchi tacos for dinner.

This morning I thawed out one of the 5 remaining packages of Hatch chile and put some in an omelette.  I'm going to New Mexico next month and will be bringing more home, so I need to start using this (I tend to save it too long since it's kind of hard to get in Idaho).

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« Reply #783 on: February 15, 2016, 12:26:43 PM »
Artichoke hearts!!

Bought a few too many large jars on sale two years ago, and they expire this May.  I have three 24-ounce (large!) jars left.  They're nice straight out of the jar (in moderation).  I've baked them into quiches, added them to peppers, onions and other veg over pastas, but could use a few more suggestions.

I think I can keep them anyway for a few months after the BB date.

Any ideas or input?

Artichoke dip.  http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/quick_and_easy_artichoke_dip/

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« Reply #784 on: February 15, 2016, 01:14:51 PM »
herisff 
This morning I thawed out one of the 5 remaining packages of Hatch chile and put some in an omelette.  I'm going to New Mexico next month and will be bringing more home, so I need to start using this (I tend to save it too long since it's kind of hard to get in Idaho).

*swoon* we used to live in southern NM about two hours away from Hatch. I miss green-chile-everything.

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« Reply #785 on: February 15, 2016, 08:52:02 PM »
herisff 
This morning I thawed out one of the 5 remaining packages of Hatch chile and put some in an omelette.  I'm going to New Mexico next month and will be bringing more home, so I need to start using this (I tend to save it too long since it's kind of hard to get in Idaho).

*swoon* we used to live in southern NM about two hours away from Hatch. I miss green-chile-everything.

Yeah, I went to grad school in Cruces and hence the Chile addiction.  The last few years I've bought 50# of fresh from Bountiful Baskets and roasted and frozen them.  Can only get mediums though, looking forward to getting some hots!

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« Reply #786 on: February 16, 2016, 09:37:30 AM »
herisff 
This morning I thawed out one of the 5 remaining packages of Hatch chile and put some in an omelette.  I'm going to New Mexico next month and will be bringing more home, so I need to start using this (I tend to save it too long since it's kind of hard to get in Idaho).

*swoon* we used to live in southern NM about two hours away from Hatch. I miss green-chile-everything.

Yeah, I went to grad school in Cruces and hence the Chile addiction.  The last few years I've bought 50# of fresh from Bountiful Baskets and roasted and frozen them.  Can only get mediums though, looking forward to getting some hots!

I'm a fellow alumni! I did both undergrad and grad school at NMSU. :) We lived in Alamogordo though.

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« Reply #787 on: February 17, 2016, 06:35:24 AM »
herisff 
This morning I thawed out one of the 5 remaining packages of Hatch chile and put some in an omelette.  I'm going to New Mexico next month and will be bringing more home, so I need to start using this (I tend to save it too long since it's kind of hard to get in Idaho).

*swoon* we used to live in southern NM about two hours away from Hatch. I miss green-chile-everything.

Yeah, I went to grad school in Cruces and hence the Chile addiction.  The last few years I've bought 50# of fresh from Bountiful Baskets and roasted and frozen them.  Can only get mediums though, looking forward to getting some hots!

I'm a fellow alumni! I did both undergrad and grad school at NMSU. :) We lived in Alamogordo though.

Small world isn't it?  I had a research plot on the Air Force Base, so I went to Alamogordo almost weekly.  Fun watching the Stealths fly while counting plants.  :)

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« Reply #788 on: February 17, 2016, 07:19:39 AM »
We're in, with exceptions for fresh vegetables and dairy. We have tons of frozen fish/meats and old non-perishables, and will make it our goal to include a meaningful portion of them in every meal until it looks like Old Mother Hubbard in here. >.<
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« Reply #789 on: February 17, 2016, 07:30:42 AM »
I would grind the organ meat and use it as part of a spicy sausage mix, with ground pork and some pork fat. Artichokes: these are great sliced as part of an antipasto salad, with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cheese and a few slices of ham, turkey or salami.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #790 on: February 17, 2016, 10:49:19 AM »
Thanks for all of the great artichoke suggestions!  (They are marinated, BTW.)

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« Reply #791 on: February 17, 2016, 01:31:58 PM »
Ok, I am officially joining this challenge!  I've already kind of been doing it on my own for the month of February, but I'm hoping that this will motivate me/hold me accountable.

It would take too long to go through and list everything in our freezer/pantry, but I'll just say that between having little kids, demanding jobs, and ordering in bulk from Azure Standard, our family has accumulated a ton of odds and ends that need to be used up.

So, I'll be buying milk, eggs, and produce but trying not to buy anything else for the rest of this month.  We have already spent $250 on groceries (stocked up on a few things at Costco, including diapers, and two trips to the farmers market).  So, for the rest of the month, I'm going to have a goal of spending $130.  $100 at the farmers market and $30 at the grocery store.  I know I have a long way to go to get to mustachianism, so please don't punch my face too hard.  Btw, I live in San Francisco and mostly eat organic.  It adds up.

Yesterday, kids had pancakes from the freezer for breakfast.  Parents had oatmeal.  Kids had PBJ for lunch, string cheese, edamame, and applesauce for snacks.  I had a salad for lunch with grilled chicken from the freezer and peanuts for a snack.  I defrosted ham and cooked white beans for soup, but the ham was discolored.  I was almost certain that it was just freezer burn, but it also smelled funny, so I tossed it and used some frozen meatballs instead.  The kids also had a pita pizza made with leftovers from making pizza with friends over the weekend.

Today, kids had cinnamon raisin toast from the freezer for breakfast.  Same snacks and lunch for them as yesterday.  We are out of edamame, but the farmers market is tomorrow, and we'll pick up some fruit for them to snack on.  Same lunch for me, too, but I had white beans instead of chicken on my salad.  We'll have leftover soup for dinner, and I'm defrosting some frozen bread pieces to make bread pudding/french toast casserole for tomorrow's breakfast.  Anybody have a good bread pudding recipe? 

Also, any suggestions of what to do with frozen cranberries?

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« Reply #792 on: February 17, 2016, 05:46:33 PM »
Also, any suggestions of what to do with frozen cranberries?

Frozen cranberries go well into scones or muffins.  You might want a bit more sugar depending on how tart they are. 

I use this recipe http://sugarmansculinary.blogspot.ca/2010/04/blueberry-scones.html with all white flour & 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/3.  Sometimes I switch out the lemon and put in some nutmeg & cardamon instead.
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« Reply #793 on: February 17, 2016, 08:37:32 PM »
I have had a soup mix, the plastic tube kind that have beans and tiny bits of veggies and a spice packet, in my cupboard for a looooonnng time. That poor minestrone packet has been around for at least 3 years. Hubs is a house husband and I asked him to make it for tonight since we have been eating like crap the last few weeks. It took him a few hours but an onion, some tomato paste, can of white beans, and a serious dipping into the spice drawer--ta da! That soup was amazing!

I also made a protein shake from a canister of soy powder that I have had for close to 4 years. It was disgusting. It was my lunch. I feel empowered in a slavic, utilitarian way.

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« Reply #794 on: February 17, 2016, 09:21:50 PM »
Ok, I am officially joining this challenge!  I've already kind of been doing it on my own for the month of February, but I'm hoping that this will motivate me/hold me accountable.

It would take too long to go through and list everything in our freezer/pantry, but I'll just say that between having little kids, demanding jobs, and ordering in bulk from Azure Standard, our family has accumulated a ton of odds and ends that need to be used up.

So, I'll be buying milk, eggs, and produce but trying not to buy anything else for the rest of this month.  We have already spent $250 on groceries (stocked up on a few things at Costco, including diapers, and two trips to the farmers market).  So, for the rest of the month, I'm going to have a goal of spending $130.  $100 at the farmers market and $30 at the grocery store.  I know I have a long way to go to get to mustachianism, so please don't punch my face too hard.  Btw, I live in San Francisco and mostly eat organic.  It adds up.

Yesterday, kids had pancakes from the freezer for breakfast.  Parents had oatmeal.  Kids had PBJ for lunch, string cheese, edamame, and applesauce for snacks.  I had a salad for lunch with grilled chicken from the freezer and peanuts for a snack.  I defrosted ham and cooked white beans for soup, but the ham was discolored.  I was almost certain that it was just freezer burn, but it also smelled funny, so I tossed it and used some frozen meatballs instead.  The kids also had a pita pizza made with leftovers from making pizza with friends over the weekend.

Today, kids had cinnamon raisin toast from the freezer for breakfast.  Same snacks and lunch for them as yesterday.  We are out of edamame, but the farmers market is tomorrow, and we'll pick up some fruit for them to snack on.  Same lunch for me, too, but I had white beans instead of chicken on my salad.  We'll have leftover soup for dinner, and I'm defrosting some frozen bread pieces to make bread pudding/french toast casserole for tomorrow's breakfast.  Anybody have a good bread pudding recipe? 

Also, any suggestions of what to do with frozen cranberries?

Welcome to the challenge! It's actually alot of fun getting creative with what you have. Sounds like you already came up with some good meals.

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« Reply #795 on: February 19, 2016, 08:17:49 AM »
I just wrote a big post about yesterday that got lost, so here is the summary.  Spent $23 at the grocery store on milk, yogurt, and eggs.  I will have to re-work my categories, but I think we will still make it under the spending limit.  I'm going to use some of this yogurt to make my own next week.  Didnt make it to the farmersmarket.  Power went out last night, so I cooked dinner by light of camping lanterns (very unusual for us city dwelers).  Today we will eat leftovers and a peach crisp I found in the freezer.  How did we let that sit for two years?!

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« Reply #796 on: February 20, 2016, 03:43:07 AM »
Bought groceries for the week for both man and beast for $25 yesterday. Unless we run out of kibble later in the week, should've checked that before we left...


We make extra grocery  trips in a week only for extreme emergencies - out of dog food, coffee, or toilet paper, and for TP I've been known to just bring home a couple of the "ends" our custodial staff leave for the taking at work (big industrial rolls, occasionally get changed when almost but not quite out. Usually I keep one in my office for cleaning screens.)

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« Reply #797 on: February 21, 2016, 04:50:25 PM »
Well, yesterday we spent $15 at the grocery store and today we spent $45 at the farmers market.  That means we have $47 left.  So, which will probably mostly go to milk and eggs, so we will skip the market next weekend.  We have some frozen veggies and fruit that we will eat instead of fresh.  I made bread, yogurt, and muffins last week.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #798 on: February 21, 2016, 04:53:55 PM »
Oh, I also used up a small amount of raw sugar, some lentils, and drank through a very old container of tea.  So, things are going pretty well.  I really do need to tighten our buying habits to make room for our pantry/freezer meals, though.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #799 on: February 21, 2016, 05:23:36 PM »
Yesterday I made split pea soup with the ham bone from the pre-Christmas sale spiral sliced ham, onions that were sprouting and getting funky, lots of carrots and most of the remaining stash of split peas. 

Today - made up jars with fruit and protein powder so I can have breakfast smoothies all week.  Used up the bee pollen that's been in the freezer forever, as well as frozen pineapple cores and most of the frozen blueberries.

Next time I see the neighbor, I'm giving him all the hops I have stashed in the freezer since I haven't brewed in ages and he mentioned that he does.