Pantry Check

Early this month ML and I blew through our monthly grocery budget. At that time we acknowledged the hit and vowed to try to avoid the grocery until the end of the month.

This weekend I made a beef stew with ingredients purchased from that trip and took sometime to review what we have in the house in the hopes of making it to December without going to the grocery.

Heres where we stand:

  • 5 wraps
  • 4 English muffins
  • 2 packs biscuit mix ( makes 10 each)
  • 2 containers of crescent rolls
  • 2 containers ricotta
  • 1 pack imitation crab
  • 11 eggs
  • 2.5 sweet peppers
  • 1/2 pack frozen shrimp
  • 2 lbs bacon
  • 2 packs drumsticks
  • 2 lasagna
  • waffles
  • 1/8 bag of rice
  • 1 3/4 packs spaghetti
  • 1 can sloppy joe
  • 3 cans chickpeas
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 3 tins tomato
  • 1 Tin black bean
  • 2 tins cream of mushroom
  • 1 soup mix pack
  • 1 veggie broth
  • 1 hamburger helper
  • 2 tomato sauces
  • 1 tin pumpkin
  • 1 tin Vienna sausages
  • a vast array of seasonings

After compiling that list, I went from considering a grocery trip to knowing we only need a few more veggies.

At a quick glance I see the following meals in my future:

  1. Lasagna
  2. Spaghetti with carrots, peppers and sloppy joe
  3. Baked mushroom drumsticks with hamburger helper side
  4. pumpkin bake with beans
  5. Mexican rice
  6. soup with crescent rolls

I’m really looking forward to finishing this month in the black!

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