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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #1350 on: February 16, 2017, 08:24:52 AM »
DH is coming for the long weekend, then I have just two short weeks remaining.  One week will be a butternut squash chili, and the other week will be Shepherd's pie.  Tonight I'm going to make fried rice with egg.  I also need to use up beets, so red flannel hash is going to be on the menu. 

I'm suddenly realizing that I need to double down to use my remaining food up as much as possible!  I still have a can of tuna, some sardines and kippers I brought from home, a can of coconut milk, a couple sweet potatoes and a small wedge of Romano cheese.  No groceries except green veggies from here on out.  Hmm, the shepherd's pie would require buying white potatoes, but I might need to sub rice and make it more of a casserole.

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« Reply #1351 on: February 16, 2017, 05:07:22 PM »
DH is coming for the long weekend, then I have just two short weeks remaining.  One week will be a butternut squash chili, and the other week will be Shepherd's pie.  Tonight I'm going to make fried rice with egg.  I also need to use up beets, so red flannel hash is going to be on the menu. 

I'm suddenly realizing that I need to double down to use my remaining food up as much as possible!  I still have a can of tuna, some sardines and kippers I brought from home, a can of coconut milk, a couple sweet potatoes and a small wedge of Romano cheese.  No groceries except green veggies from here on out.  Hmm, the shepherd's pie would require buying white potatoes, but I might need to sub rice and make it more of a casserole.

Or use sweet potato on the shepherd's pie. Topped with some of the romano. Mmm....

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« Reply #1352 on: February 16, 2017, 08:27:32 PM »
Tonight we finished the asparagus, a jar of capers, some stewed tomatoes, and a bag of rice.  We're also down to a single mahi mahi fillet in the freezer (we had a whole bag of them).

Tomorrow we were supposed to have curried tuna, but we've accumulated a ton of leftovers so we're going to have them instead.  I need to perk up some lentil salad so it's a bit more exciting as a leftover.

Saturday we're going to our church's chili cookoff, and I chose a chili recipe that uses up a bunch of things we have on hand.  Win win!

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« Reply #1353 on: February 16, 2017, 08:56:50 PM »
Nice job, everyone!

mmm sweet potato topped shepherd's pie! SOmeohow I missed the fact that you had sweet potatoes, horsepoor. I scrolled trough your response going, if only she had sweet potatoes! Derp.

Dinner tonight was Kahlua pork tacos. Hubby used some corn tortillas from the freezer (I had a taco salad) some home canned salsa, some pinto bean flakes and spices used up. 

I'm collecting lots of odds and ends in the fridge so I have to go through tomorrow and see what needs to be frozen or used up ASAP.

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« Reply #1354 on: February 16, 2017, 11:02:59 PM »
I failed to plan (and planned to fail).  I didn't take lunch to work, ended up making a run to Tim Horton's mid-day for a sandwich, donut and coffee.  Plus hot chocolate for our administrative assistant.

But, I had breakfast at home, and dinner too.  Pulled out some pholourie and potato balls from the freezer (bought at a local roti shop a while back, but my plans changed so I stashed 'em in the freezer, along with the little containers of tamarind sauce).  While they defrosted/heated, had some celery sticks with garlic hummous to tide me over.  Between the garlic and the spice in the potato balls - my stomach got its limit of heat!

Also pulled out a couple extra containers from the freezer for meals over the next week or so.  A single serving of peas and rice, which will go nicely with the rest of the pholourie and one remaining potato ball.  Though, yes, I realize there are really no veggies in that meal.  I'll have fruit for dessert, I promise.

Also, a mystery dish.  I've passed that container over several times when searching for dinner in the freezer.  It is vaguely yellow-ish.  Could be split pea?  Or chickpea/curry?  Or something with corn?  Not sure.  Will let you know when it defrosts.  I'm ... not really looking forward to it.  Hope it's not awful. 

Also, have earmarked the next two things to come out of the freezer, next time I want to turn on the stove.  Pre-packaged cheese cannelloni, and a small apple pie bought last spring at The Big Apple:



When I make the apple pie and cannelloni, I will also make some roasted potatoes and/or other veggies.
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« Reply #1355 on: February 17, 2017, 06:21:39 AM »
I failed to plan (and planned to fail).

This was on the wall of my high school calculus teacher's classroom.  Today I plan to eat lunch provided by work because I have a training. 

This week I'm struggling with eating down the freezer vs. taking advantage of sales.  Pork tenderloin is down to $3/lb this week, which is on the lower end of the cycle (we sometimes get 2.88).  And I only have two or three servings left.  But I do have chicken, and bacon, and other cooked meets. 

I will be taking advantage of the the peanut butter ($3/kg), and yogurt ($2/750ml) sales.  They do not sit on my shelves for long.
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« Reply #1356 on: February 17, 2017, 09:08:30 AM »
So, I realize this is totally putting food INTO your freezer, but hubby came across this series on Making Restaurant style Indian food at home. http://glebekitchen.com/2016/12/24/indian-restaurant-curry-base/ and he really wants to try it.

Since I've had to go dairy/wheat-free he has really missed the very occasional dinners at our favorite Indian place. I've come up with some really good dairy-free approximations, but having flavour bases on hand would make it MUCH easier. Would also be a tasty way of using up some of our lamb over the next couple of months.

Also, there is a lot of issues being raised right now about food security in the Interior of BC because the roads to the mainland and Alberta have been closed due to the weather. Stores are running out of food. They have basically said that most small communities have about 3 days worth of food at any given time available for purchase.

I'm not too concerned because we do tend to keep a fairly large stock since we use to live up north where there was one highway and it could be washed out for months at a time, and realistically if the trucks didn't make it through, even though we have been eating everything up, we still have a few months of food on hand (provided we had electricity) but it really does make you think. Especially this time of year where not much is growing. I would like to come up with an actual stock rotation system. Have to ponder this a bit.


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« Reply #1357 on: February 17, 2017, 10:26:53 AM »
I failed to plan (and planned to fail). I didn't take lunch to work, ended up making a run to Tim Horton's mid-day for a sandwich, donut and coffee.  Plus hot chocolate for our administrative assistant.

But, I had breakfast at home, and dinner too.  Pulled out some pholourie and potato balls from the freezer (bought at a local roti shop a while back, but my plans changed so I stashed 'em in the freezer, along with the little containers of tamarind sauce).  While they defrosted/heated, had some celery sticks with garlic hummous to tide me over.  Between the garlic and the spice in the potato balls - my stomach got its limit of heat!

Also pulled out a couple extra containers from the freezer for meals over the next week or so.  A single serving of peas and rice, which will go nicely with the rest of the pholourie and one remaining potato ball.  Though, yes, I realize there are really no veggies in that meal.  I'll have fruit for dessert, I promise.

Also, a mystery dish.  I've passed that container over several times when searching for dinner in the freezer.  It is vaguely yellow-ish.  Could be split pea?  Or chickpea/curry?  Or something with corn?  Not sure.  Will let you know when it defrosts.  I'm ... not really looking forward to it.  Hope it's not awful. 

Also, have earmarked the next two things to come out of the freezer, next time I want to turn on the stove.  Pre-packaged cheese cannelloni, and a small apple pie bought last spring at The Big Apple:



When I make the apple pie and cannelloni, I will also make some roasted potatoes and/or other veggies.
That happened to me yesterday too!  I packed my breakfast, but I left my lunch at home.  Oops!  I did have a nice lunch out with a coworker, and it was nice to get away from work for an hour.

I'm going to try to get a bunch of stuff cooked this weekend.  Right now, we have a lot of ingredients, but not much to eat.  On the list: cornbread muffins (so much cornmeal), banana bread (will use up the last of the yogurt and bananas), chickpea shawarma, black bean quesadillas (canned black beans, half an onion in the fridge, tortillas), and biscotti (use up some of the dried fruit).

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #1358 on: February 17, 2017, 11:50:18 AM »
I'm going to try to get a bunch of stuff cooked this weekend.  Right now, we have a lot of ingredients, but not much to eat.  On the list: cornbread muffins (so much cornmeal), banana bread (will use up the last of the yogurt and bananas), chickpea shawarma, black bean quesadillas (canned black beans, half an onion in the fridge, tortillas), and biscotti (use up some of the dried fruit). 

Mmm.  Let me know when the baking is happening ... I'll come right over!
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« Reply #1359 on: February 17, 2017, 12:55:11 PM »
Last weekend I made chickpea mash (think tuna salad but with chickpeas) to eat on sandwiches with cucumber and sprouts. Also made a big cabbage salad with peanut dressing, and some breaded and baked brussel sprout 'tots.'

This week has been slow. Sickness at our house so lots of canned soup and crackers.. hopefully that's almost done!

Yesterday I got around to peeling and freezing two bunches of bananas and made banana bread with a few of them.

I need to deal with some leftover cabbage in the fridge from last weekend. It's already chopped up but I'm sure it will be fine. I'm going to make another peanut dressing and throw in some carrots, red peppers, and chopped almonds.


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« Reply #1360 on: February 17, 2017, 02:13:56 PM »
recklessly, there's a virus going around these parts, too.  I had it for 2.5 weeks.  :(

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I was out of town for a week, and DH did a really good job at eating leftovers from the freezer:

A stuffed chicken breast
Beef and cabbage chili style
Burrito filling

Monday I used 1/2 of a leftover container of Ragu in these:  http://www.djfoodie.com/Pizza-Cups

This weekend I'll make more Budget Bytes Not Refried Beans, some oatmeal for DH, and use the remaining half bag of frozen strawberries as a low carb pancake topping, and dessert.

Added:  Thanks to Dtaggart's idea a few weeks ago (I'm playing catch up here), instead of plain oatmeal, I'm going to make this for DH.  It will use the remaining bits of white chocolate chips from Christmas baking:  https://cutefetti.com/2013/11/oatmeal-bars-with-white-chocolate-chips-recipe.html

Happy weekend, everyone.  :)
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« Reply #1361 on: February 17, 2017, 07:27:59 PM »
I'm going to try to get a bunch of stuff cooked this weekend.  Right now, we have a lot of ingredients, but not much to eat.  On the list: cornbread muffins (so much cornmeal), banana bread (will use up the last of the yogurt and bananas), chickpea shawarma, black bean quesadillas (canned black beans, half an onion in the fridge, tortillas), and biscotti (use up some of the dried fruit). 

Mmm.  Let me know when the baking is happening ... I'll come right over!
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #1362 on: February 17, 2017, 10:49:54 PM »
I'm going to try to get a bunch of stuff cooked this weekend.  Right now, we have a lot of ingredients, but not much to eat.  On the list: cornbread muffins (so much cornmeal), banana bread (will use up the last of the yogurt and bananas), chickpea shawarma, black bean quesadillas (canned black beans, half an onion in the fridge, tortillas), and biscotti (use up some of the dried fruit). 

Mmm.  Let me know when the baking is happening ... I'll come right over!
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LOL!  I will try to remember that the next time that I can afford to go visit my friend in Santa Cruz!  Right now I am working on paying off some CC debts, and then am going to look into CC travel hacking.  But Canadian so not as good, I think! 

Plus, alas, Sunday is a work day...

But I'm going to put cornbread on my list of things that I should make sometime soon!
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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #1363 on: February 18, 2017, 12:05:51 PM »
So, last night I ate the rest of my pholourie and potato balls with about half of the rice and peas I pulled out the freezer the other day.  Finished it with an orange for dessert. 

There was a little bit of tamarind dipping sauce left, so I pulled the container of tofu out of the freezer (I think I forgot to post the other day that I mixed up some oil and melted peanut butter and soy sauce and a splash of balsamic vinegar and chopped up the tofu into chunks and threw it in the freezer for easy cooking already spiced another day).  Anyway, I just dumped the tamarind sauce in there, and stuck it back in the freezer right away.  When I defrost the tofu down the road, it'll all add up to more flavour.

Since I was still pretty low on fruit and veg (and dairy) for the day, when I went scrounging for a late night snack later, I decided on cereal with a banana and milk.  Finished up a box of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Only 6 million boxes of cereal left to go...

For breakfast this morning I toasted up a couple of slices of sweet bread (coconut type bread with little bits of dried fruit) that were intended as dessert for the lunch they sent me home from church with last Sunday.  I'd forgotten about them in the fridge, and they were a bit stale, but toasted with peanut butter and a nice cup of coffee to wash them down, they were pretty good!

I took a peek at my mystery container of food pulled from the freezer earlier in the week, the unknown yellow-ish stuff.  Still too frozen to tell what it is, but it looks like it might have rice, and some bits of veg.  Still unclear on what it is or where/when it came from.  Still hoping it's not too awful.  I should probably steel myself to eat at least some of it for dinner tonight, before I work myself into too much antipathy about it.

A reflection:  I understand now, really, why I've never managed to keep up with eating down my stores for very long.  It's because with just one person, and with food coming home from work on a semi-regular basis, it just takes SO long to see any noticeable difference.  One box of cereal from among many.  One package of rice from among many.  A little dent in a bag of split peas.  One container of mystery food comes out of the freezer, but I put two more split pea stew meals back in so I don't have to eat it every day for a week.  I am really hoping that the next couple of weeks will tip the scale between "Eh, still looks the same in here," and "Oh, there's light at the end of the tunnel.  Or at least, at the back of the fridge."  In any case, my budget is definitely showing the difference.  The money I take out of the bank is lasting longer, since I'm not popping in and out of Tim's or other fast food places more than once a week or so, and also, since I'm only spending about half of what I normally would on groceries.  Hopefully that will help me keep going even in the face of the seemingly self-replenishing shelves.  :-)
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« Reply #1364 on: February 18, 2017, 01:21:14 PM »
Thanks, everyone! I did try it in granola bars and to make GF pancakes. Wasn't a fan of it in either.

So...I am totally noticing a pattern which I never consciously noticed before. My mom buys weird stuff she wants to try. Buys an extra one for me, gives it to me because she knows I'll figure out *something* to do with it and tell her about it, so she doesn't have to do all the experimenting herself.

So I end up with a LOT of odd food odds and ends. I don't really mind, at least it means this overflowing pantry isn't JUST my fault :D

I was curious, so I nosed around Google for tigernut flour. "Gritty" is a common complaint. One person put it through a sieve and got the gritty bits out.

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Re: Eat All The Food In Your House - Take 2
« Reply #1365 on: February 18, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »

A reflection:  I understand now, really, why I've never managed to keep up with eating down my stores for very long.  It's because with just one person, and with food coming home from work on a semi-regular basis, it just takes SO long to see any noticeable difference.  One box of cereal from among many.  One package of rice from among many.  A little dent in a bag of split peas.  One container of mystery food comes out of the freezer, but I put two more split pea stew meals back in so I don't have to eat it every day for a week.  I am really hoping that the next couple of weeks will tip the scale between "Eh, still looks the same in here," and "Oh, there's light at the end of the tunnel.  Or at least, at the back of the fridge."  In any case, my budget is definitely showing the difference.  The money I take out of the bank is lasting longer, since I'm not popping in and out of Tim's or other fast food places more than once a week or so, and also, since I'm only spending about half of what I normally would on groceries.  Hopefully that will help me keep going even in the face of the seemingly self-replenishing shelves.  :-)

I definitely share your experience with the difficulty of eating down your food stores as a single person.  I feel like year-round I'm planning my meals based on what's in my pantry & freezer, but my total amount of food never seems to go down.  I did up my effort by a notch starting in Uber Frugal January, and have noticed a decrease in my grocery bill at least, though I still seem to have just as much food as before. 

This weekend my focus is finishing up all of my stored produce from last fall - specifically by making potato-leek soup with my aging potatoes and applesauce with my hopefully not all rotten apples in the back of the fridge.  After those are gone, I think I might finally see my freezers slowly start to empty out.

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« Reply #1366 on: February 18, 2017, 01:31:45 PM »
I bought some meats today that were on crazy sale. In my defence with the exception of bacon and meats in already cooked and frozen homemade meals, I have eaten up my meat stores! I am down to basically oodles of frozen veggies, hummus and some pasta. Woohoo! My pantry is also beginning to look a little cleaned up, but I still have lots of things to use up.

Pretty sure my March grocery budget will be about 50% of my regular monthly budget because I have meal planned most of the foods I have and have become quite organized. Totally pleased with myself, can you tell?  ;)

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« Reply #1367 on: February 18, 2017, 04:10:27 PM »
I definitely share your experience with the difficulty of eating down your food stores as a single person.  I feel like year-round I'm planning my meals based on what's in my pantry & freezer, but my total amount of food never seems to go down.  I did up my effort by a notch starting in Uber Frugal January, and have noticed a decrease in my grocery bill at least, though I still seem to have just as much food as before. 

This weekend my focus is finishing up all of my stored produce from last fall - specifically by making potato-leek soup with my aging potatoes and applesauce with my hopefully not all rotten apples in the back of the fridge.  After those are gone, I think I might finally see my freezers slowly start to empty out.

Yes!  That is exactly my experience.  I started UFJ late, so have just hit about the one month mark, and with one month of really diligently buying only produce and milk/cream, I can see a difference in my grocery bill, but no really obvious movement in the cupboards and freezer.  I know there has been, indiscernible though it is, and that the reason it isn't more obvious is because small amounts of ingredients have become larger amounts of cooked food into the freezer.  But like you, I have a plan.  With the next couple of things that I'll be taking out of the freezer, I expect to see a little corner open up.  And I think there are a few more smallish quantities of things in there that will be finished up soon too.  That's what I'm aiming for, anyway!

I bought some meats today that were on crazy sale. In my defence with the exception of bacon and meats in already cooked and frozen homemade meals, I have eaten up my meat stores! I am down to basically oodles of frozen veggies, hummus and some pasta. Woohoo! My pantry is also beginning to look a little cleaned up, but I still have lots of things to use up.

Pretty sure my March grocery budget will be about 50% of my regular monthly budget because I have meal planned most of the foods I have and have become quite organized. Totally pleased with myself, can you tell?  ;) 

Well done, LindseyC!  50% budget savings is nothing to sneeze at!
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In other news, I ate half of the mysterious yellow dish.  It was indeed rice based.  With split peas.  And some other beans.  And some veggies.  It was ok - not awful.  Sogginess was the biggest problem.  When I made it, I probably put too much water in for the rice, to compensate for the addition of the split peas.  So it's not like rice.  And it's not like soup.  And it's not creamy enough to be risotto.  It's just ... soggy rice.  Eh.  At least the flavour was ok.  I melted a little cheese on top (freezer stash of reception salvaged cheese - one of the things that will probably get used up in the next couple weeks) and ate it with some toast on the side (because everything is better with toast).  And I will do the same again, tomorrow or the day after, to finish it up.  (Unless, horrors!  I could uncover more as I continue working my way through the freezer!)
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« Reply #1368 on: February 18, 2017, 07:10:47 PM »
In other news, I ate half of the mysterious yellow dish.  It was indeed rice based.  With split peas.  And some other beans.  And some veggies.  It was ok - not awful.  Sogginess was the biggest problem.

Could you puree it and call it soup?  Eat it with grilled cheese?

Today we finished the freezer bag of corn, some of the freezer avocado & peppers, and some matzoh meal in a fish taco salad.  I am sweetening my evening tea with small spoonfuls of maple whisky caramel sauce.
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« Reply #1369 on: February 18, 2017, 07:41:29 PM »
small spoonfuls of maple whisky caramel sauce.
The sauce wouldn't make it to my tea...straight to my mouth!

I've picked out the recipes for the big bake-fest tomorrow.  We are leaving for a few days next week, so I don't want to buy any excess groceries. 

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« Reply #1370 on: February 18, 2017, 08:04:53 PM »
We cooked up a big batch of chili for our church's chili cook off.  It was vegetarian black bean chipotle chili, and I used 4 cans of tomatoes, 3 cans of green chilis, and all the black beans left in the house.  Quite the use up success.

I also had tuna and crackers for lunch and used up two tiny portions of crackers, plus another box of those drink mix packets.

Meal planned and my wife shopped for the week.  I don't love it when she shops because she doesn't pay much attention to prices.  She came home with expensive organic yogurt and brand name Parmesan, but it was $49 including a 12 pack of beer, so not bad.  I plan to use the following this week:
-two lbs of great northern beans
-a bunch of odds and ends from the fridge
-some chicken thighs from the freezer
-arborio rice
-a bag of frozen peas
-half a jar of marinara

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« Reply #1371 on: February 18, 2017, 08:10:13 PM »
PJ and SquashingDebt, I have a hard time seeing the progress I'm making even feeding three people.  I imagine one person is really hard.  I feel like every meal I cook creates freezer leftovers and I'm totally out of freezer space.  We should eat some of the freezer meals, but I'm pregnant and want to save them for when baby is here.  It feels like moving a mountain one rock at a time.

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« Reply #1372 on: February 18, 2017, 08:16:38 PM »
Thanks plainjane, for the suggestion.  Probably not quite soggy enough to make into soup, without adding some more liquid.  But just enough for there to be a puddle of liquid on the plate, circling the pile of rice/split peas. I can't be bothered doing anything special with it - I'll just eat it up in one more sitting with lots of cheese melted on the top again, and pray there's no more in the freezer!  It's obviously got all kinds of "good for me" ingredients, including zucchini, red peppers, tomato, and the rice and split peas.  So it's a bit like taking medicine with jam or a spoonful of yoghurt.  Not particularly tasty, but made more so by what you add to cover the taste :-)

In other news, I had to go into the office for a bit and I have been eating up mint M & M's leftover from Christmas.  Way too many in one sitting, and am starting to feel sick.  So right now, I'm going to roll up the bag and wrap an elastic around it, and stick it back in my purse to take home.  And then end my little forum break and get the last few things done so I can go home!

And thanks, SimpleCycle.  That's exactly what's happening!  So I'm going to eat up some freezer meals, to free up some space to cook more of the ingredients that are in the cupboard, which will fill up the freezer again.  Check with me in a month or two to see if I'm seeing more progress?!?  A few more cycles of that should make a visible dent, I think!

(Just goes to prove that I/we really needed to do this challenge, right???)
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