Yesterday I shared what’s in my pantry and freezer as well as my realization that I need those ingredients to make 11 meals. Here goes!
Meal #1: Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
This bad boy makes use of chicken that’s currently marinating in my freezer, potatoes, green onions. It’s also a great simple recipe I feel comfortable trying out.
It’s been ages since I’ve made this but it was so good! This would also only use half the tray of chicken.
Meal #3: Chicken Tacos
The taco kit gets used as does tomatoes and the rest of the chicken thighs!
Meal #4: Pasta with Vienna Sausages
I’ve been in the mood for comfort food recently and this is basically homemade Chef Boyarde. I usually make it with spaghetti but the tube pasta will definitely work! I’ll also load it with veggies.
Meal #5: Chana Masala and rice
I pinned this recipe a while ago but hadn’t made it. This will be a great way to use the chickpeas and tomatoes.
Whenever we roast a chicken we throw in potatoes and carrots. We always seem to run out of the potatoes & carrots before we finish the chicken. I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered the sweet potato recipe
Meal #7: Roasted duck with red beans and rice
We got the duck because it was on sale and we haven’t had duck in ages. It’s time to roast it and enjoy! Based on my pantry those red beans are going to be substituted with black eyed peas.
Meal #8: Mexican Rice Casserole
I’ll be using a tin of tomatoes and the peas and carrots since I’m out of corn. This is one where the recipe is really just an outline for me to indulge in flavours while using ingredients on hand.
Meal #9: Lentil sloppy joes
I made this once before and was surprised by how much I loved it. With the weather going from hot to cold within a matter of hours this sounds like just the ticket!
Meal #10: Tuna patties
I really want tuna melts but I feel the tuna will be stretched further and will make a much healthier meal if I go this route.
It’s been ages since we’ve cooked lamb and I’m really looking forward to this.
Based on these recipes my grocery money should be used to get some fresh produce to round out some of these meals and one pack of burger buns. I’ve planned this by guessing that I will be cooking a meal every other day as each recipe makes 6-8 servings or at least 4 lunches and 2 dinners.