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:

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


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


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


Saturday
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
~onion
~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.

3 comments:

  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.

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