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Mrs. Frugalista’s Pantry/freezer challenge

June 2nd, 2015 at 07:15 am

I’m also taking up Mrs. Frugalista’s pantry/freezer challenge. It turns out that my freezer is more overstocked than the pantry. Sooo… I guess that it is good that I did not do my shopping this weekend, because we have more than enough. I’m very much a fan of the all-in-one dishes, so this is nowhere near as fancy as LuckyRobin's (whose garden sounds awesome!). I have a ton of frozen vegetables, giant bag of onions, sack o sweet potatoes, and misc rando produce

Anyhow, I figured it so I don’t have to do any shopping this week:
Monday (yesterday) – Cold citrus noodle salad
Tuesday – Roasted sweet potatoes with kidney beans, spinach salad
Wednesday – Veggie stir fry with tofu and rice
Thursday – Pasta bake, side of broccoli
Friday – leftover pasta bake, side green beans
Saturday – Fried rice with sweet potatoes
Sunday – Veggie burgers with oven fries

I’ll have to do some shopping next week—since I’ll be out of coffee (whaaaaaaaat! I know, I know...it's not good for you...and probably technically a violation of the pantry challenge...but there it is) and a couple of fresh produce items for the dinners below. I eat leftovers for lunch, husband likes to bring sandwiches to work—so we’ll need more bread and pretzels. We’ll also need more bagels.
Next week:
Monday – Inari sushi and edamame
Tuesday – Chili with brown rice
Wednesday – Linguine with lentil sauce
Thursday – Sweet potato enchiladas (I’ve got a bunch of sweet potatoes—can you tell?)
Friday – Rigatoni w/ eggplant, artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers
Saturday – Leftover sweet potato enchiladas
Sunday – Lemony red lentil soup

I’ll see where our pantry stands after the second week to see if I can squeeze anything else out of there. We have a ton of frozen stir fry that I have not included much of above. We have enough baking stuff for weekend waffles and the bolillo to go with Sunday chilaquiles, so that’s good. I also have some cake flour left from when I baked our wedding cake (last July) that ehhh I’m not sure is still good. Does flour go bad? I couldn’t find an expiry date.

4 Responses to “Mrs. Frugalista’s Pantry/freezer challenge”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I think they've decided that coffee is good for you. It's full of antioxidants, and it may protect against diabetes -- and I think some form of cancer, can't remember. Anyway, two or three cups a day are fine!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Yum! I take it you're vegetarian or vegan? I'm vegan and the rest of my family is vegetarian and/or pescatarian.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Coffee's not food, it's the nectar of life itself.

  4. mimaki Says:

    Hahaha, glad to hear I'm not the only one with a mild coffee addiction Smile And good to know that there are some health benefits!

    And yeah ceejay, I've been vegan for the past 10-ish years--husband is mostly vegan (he'll eat anything as long as he doesn't have to cook it...lol) but sometimes he likes to bring ham sandwiches to work. Glad to find another vegan Smile

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