Between the holidays and always getting too much food at the grocery store, our pantry and freezer needed to be cleaned out. When this happens, I love to challenge myself, and see what meals I can come up with, without going to the grocery store!
Plan of Attack
The first thing I do is throw away anything that is expired. After that, I go through EVERYTHING, and see what meals I can come up with. I take all those meals and plan them out for each night with space for a night of leftovers. The challenge is NOT going to the grocery store, except for the essentials, like Milk.
Here are some of the meals, that I have made from our leftover food. I ended up making about two weeks worth of meals.
Meal One – We had half a bag of frozen cheese ravioli and I had half a jar of Alfredo sauce left over from a previous meal.
Meal Two – Half bag of Frozen assorted bell peppers, 4 eggs and a pound of deer pork sausage.
Meal Three – Half Bag of Frozen meatballs, a jar of red pepper jelly, and a jar of chili sauce in the crockpot along with a bag of rice to cook.
Meal Four – Spaghetti noodles, pasta sauce, and a pound of deer hamburger meat.
Meal Five – 2 Frozen chicken breast, asian marinade in the crockpot along with frozen broccoli.
Meal Six – Macaroni and Cheese, chicken nuggets, and yogurt (haha all the kid favorites!)
Meal Seven – Frozen Cheese Pizza
Meal Eight – Pork Loin, broccoli, and frozen dinner rolls.
I challenge you to do the same thing and see what you can come up with too!