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Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Inventory

I don't actually HAVE a menu planned right now. The only thing I know for sure is that on Tuesday I will make Peach-of-a-pasta.




I have taken inventory of everything we have in this house, so that maybe menu planning will be easier for the next few weeks, and a bit easier on the wallet too, if I don't run out and buy stuff when I have food here.


I welcome suggestions for things to make using some of my ingredients.... in fact, I beg for them!


Pantry


  • flour
  • sugar
  • oats
  • puffed wheat
  • granola (homemade)
  • alphabets
  • nacho chips
  • popcorn kernels
  • soda crackers
  • Ritz crackers
  • brown sugar
  • icing sugar
  • peanuts (handful)
  • shelled sunflower seeds
  • coconut
  • graham cracker crumbs
  • chocolate wafers
  • chocolate chips
  • corn starch
  • bread crumbs
  • cocoa
  • cinnamon
  • tapioca
  • vanilla
  • molasses
  • corn syrup
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • liquid honey
  • peanut butter
  • crushed pineapple
  • canned mandarin oranges
  • coconut milk x 2
  • evaporated milk x2
  • chickpeas x 2
  • artichoke hearts
  • olives
  • flakes of ham
  • consume x 2
  • beef consume x 2
  • beef broth x 2
  • chicken broth x 2
  • chicken noodle soup
  • tomato soup x 16
  • onion soup mix x 3 pkgs
  • chicken noodle soup mix
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • pizza sauce x 2
  • diced tomato
  • canola oil
  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • white vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • red wine vinegar
  • whole garlic x 2
  • white onion x 4
  • red onion
  • potatos
  • crap in a box
  • white cheddar crap in a box
  • dill pickles
  • spaghetti sauce x 2
  • Dijon mustard
  • ketchup
  • croutons (very few)
  • pineapple juice box x 2
  • lasagna noodles
  • spaghetti noodles
  • pork noodles x 3 pkgs
  • macaroni noodles
  • egg noodles
  • rotini noodles
  • pene noodles
  • rice
  • pot barley
  • V8 juice x 8 cans
  • hot chocolate
  • iced tea
  • flavored water x 12 bottles
  • coke x 4 flats
  • marshmallows
  • dried cranberries
  • sundried tomatos
  • lime jello
  • cherry jello
  • raspberry jello
  • vanilla pudding x 2
  • certo
  • candy cane x 2
  • Tasty Tibits - Honey Mustard, Garlic Pesto, Spicy Veggie, Garden Medley x 2
  • Piggys (for Emma)
  • Beef Milkbones (for Emma)
  • Regular Milkbones (for Emma)
  • Chewies x 3 (for Emma)
  • Dog food (for Emma)
Freezer (upstairs)

  • orange juice x 2
  • lemonade
  • raspberry punch
  • butter x 2
  • brussel sprouts
  • perogies
  • Mexican perogies
  • corn
  • peas
  • banana
  • pitas
  • pizza shells
  • 1/2 loaf white bread
  • strawberry freezer jam (homemade)
  • wraps
  • blueberries
  • salad shrimp x 6 1/2 pkgs.
  • 1/2 loaf french bread
  • breakfast sausage
  • tart shells
  • chicken breast
  • bacon (3 slices?)
  • 1/2 garlic ring
  • cooked wiener x 2
  • uncooked wieners x 1 pkg.
  • 1/2 pkg spring rolls
  • pizza pop x 2
Deep Freeze

  • pizza pops x 8
  • wieners x 2 pkgs
  • spring rolls x 1 pkg
  • 1/2 garlic ring x 2
  • chicken wings
  • chicken breast x 4 pkgs of 2
  • bacon
  • beef stewing meat
  • sub buns x 4
  • hot dog buns x 1/2 pkg
  • white bread x 4 loaves
  • apple pie (homemade) x 2
  • strawberry jam (homemade)
  • chicken burgers x 7
  • pitas
  • basa fish
  • hamburger buns x 1 pkg
  • hamburger x 3
  • pork tenderloin
  • dinner buns x 6 buns
  • head of cabbage x 2
  • smokies
  • honey breakfast sausage x 2 pkgs
  • farmers sausage
  • shrimp
  • whole chicken
  • shrimp ring
  • big beef bone (for Emma)
  • brussel sprouts
  • pork chops x 6 pkgs of 2
  • tater tots
Fridge

  • milk
  • orange juice
  • cranberry/raspberry juice
  • water
  • cottage cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese (small chunk)
  • asiago cheese (small chunk)
  • feta cheese
  • creame cheese
  • eggs x 11
  • margarine tub
  • sour creame x 1.5
  • salsa
  • vanilla yogurt
  • mayo
  • miracle whip
  • dill pickles
  • English muffins
  • coke
  • flavored water
  • v8 juice x 4 cans
  • Japanese Noodles
  • Pina Colada mix
  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice
  • hot sauce
  • BBQ sauce (original bullseye)
  • BBQ sauce (original plain)
  • BBQ sauce (chicken n' ribs)
  • relish
  • yellow mustard
  • Dijon mustard
  • horseradish
  • ketchup
  • spring roll sauce (oops, we finished that today)
  • plum sauce
  • strawberry jam
  • HP sauce
  • pancake syrup
  • maple syrup
  • orange marmalade
  • green and red maraschino cherries
  • garlic butter x 1/2 stick
  • butter
  • margarine squares x 11.5
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • corn x 2 cobs
  • tomatos x 6
  • romaine lettuce
  • mushrooms
  • red pepper x 2
  • spinach
  • carrots x 4
  • green beans
  • fresh basil
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Acorn Squash (oops we ate that tonight)
  • oranges
  • nectarines
  • peach
  • apples
  • grapes
  • pears
  • bananas
  • fresh basil
  • other spices

3 comments:

Jo said...

Ter... question....what are Mexican pierogies? I know pierogies (gramma used to make them from scratch) but never heard of Mexican ones.

My idea with your HUGE list of food: chicken lasagna, kabobs, nachos, goulash, baked spaghetti.

Can't wait to hear what you DO have...lord, girl, we could eat for a MONTH on that food :)

Totallyscrappy said...

What a blessed cupboard!
I had a salad this week called Ping Pong Salad. It was grapes and grape tomatoes (the "ping pongs" in the salad) tossed with lettuce, shredded cheese, toasted sunflower seeds and poppyseed dressing. Pretty tasty and will go with all those dishes Jo suggested.

seamaiden said...

My goodness! That's quite a list. But I bet if I inventoried my pantry it would be similar- if not longer. heh heh.

Lots of things come to mind, but I would probably make a spaghetti squash "lasagna" without noodles- baked spaghetti squash with pasta sauce topped with cheese and baked in the oven. Especially good for a light, healthy meal.

-Sea