Monday, August 9, 2010

Clean Out the Pantry: Week 2 Review

Week 2 of shopping from the pantry, fridge and freezer went well. My husband ended up having to stay out of town 2 nights for work so one meal was moved to the weekend and one was shifted to the menu for this week.

Here are the meals we did eat this week:

whole wheat angel hair pasta with chicken sausage & mushroom/ripe olive sauce

Coyote Quesedilla a la Guy Fieri (so good you HAVE to make this one)

sweet & sour chicken (from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook) with brown rice

cheeseburgers & steak fries (I think you know what those look like.)

Other than most of the ingredients for the quesedilla, the only other thing I had to buy for these meals  were 2 bell peppers. The rest came from our pantry, fridge & freezer. Here's the list of everything I used up for dinners:

~package of Sam's Club chicken sausages
~jar of spaghetti sauce
~finished up 1/2 a box of whole wheat angel hair pasta
~2 pounds of boneless/skinless chicken breasts
~2 tomatoes from our garden
~1 pound package of hamburger patties
~sourdough english muffins
~bag of frozen steak fries
~finished a can of parmesan cheese

I went to the grocery today and did really well. The only things I bought for meals this week were turkey bacon and a head of romaine lettuce, both for BLTs tonight. I reserved a few whole leaves of the lettuce for sandwiches and chopped the rest up to use for salads. I also bought stuff for my husband's lunches, baby food, a few staples that we've used up and need to keep on hand (Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan cheese, jelly, Dijon mustard) and the ingredients for two dishes to take to a family get together next weekend.

Oh, and I did buy several outfits for the little one. All of the summer stuff is on clearance at $2 or $3. I spent $20 and got a ton of darling clothes to put back for next year.


  1. That quesadilla looks sooo good! If all goes as planned this week, We should be just about done cleaning out the pantry at our house! There will be a few things left in there, but I wanted to do some freezer cooking so I can be prepared for when Baby T gets here.

  2. Yummy! :)
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