Because we were gone for 5 days, I didn’t make much progress this week on clearing out the pantry. When we got home on Wednesday, I made some scrambled eggs, sausage, and toast for dinner, so even though we ate at home, I didn’t use anything out of the pantry.
On Thanksgiving, I cooked a small ham, some rutabagas, some potato salad, and a home made pumpkin pie. The only things I used out of the pantry was a small can of evaporated milk, and the frozen pumpkin out of the freezer. A small bit of progress, but progress just the same. We ate leftovers on Friday, to which I added a can of baked beans. 1 can used up! Then yesterday, I made meatloaf and green beans. The only thing used up was a package of ground beef from the freezer.
Today, we are having leftover meatloaf with rice and gravy. I’ll use a can of chicken broth to make the gravy. I am also making a dessert using a gluten free lime dip mix from Mixes From The Heartland, two 8 oz packages of cream cheese, a small box of lime jello, a can of crushed pineapple, and a box of gluten free graham crackers. It will be a divinely lime confection, and will use up 6 things! I’ll let you know how it turns out, and will post a recipe if it is any good.
I am down to almost no veggies in the house: I have one package of frozen creamed corn, two carrots, half a bunch of celery and a package of frozen pumpkin in the freezer. We will definitely need to go grocery shopping this week, but I WILL shop the pantry first and only get what I need! Really, I will.