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04-15-2007, 02:36 AM #1COOLCATPANTHERGuest
Just did a partial inventory of food. I have this huge green Rubbermaid
container that I store some stuff in -- and its so full the lid barely stays
on. I have boxes under the bed also, on a shelf, in a corner, in the
closet... So below is a list of what's lurking in the various places. A
lot of this stuff was given to me unless otherwise noted.
42 pounds pinto beans
3 pounds small navy beans (bought)
5 pounds red kidney beans (bought)
35 pounds farina cereal aka cream of wheat
30 pounds white rice
26 gallons worth of powdered milk
75 cans of milk (48 bought, the rest given)
5 pounds popcorn (bought)
45 pounds various pasta
13 cans pumpkin
24 cans cranberry sauce
25 cans tuna (bought)
16 cans spaghetti sauce
6 cans tomato sauce
6 cans diced tomatos
5 cans tomato juice 46 ounce
5 pounds brown rice (bought)
Ok that's just the stuff I inventoried tonight. From memory, the other
things I have on hand are listed below. This is NOT counting stuff in the
kitchen either. This stuff is mostly stuff I paid for unless otherwise
20 cans campbells chunky soup
18 cake mixes
22 boxes cold cereal
25 pounds salt
20 pounds flour
2 cans pineapple -- 20 ounce
2 boxes mac and cheese
5 cans corn
#10 can of tomato paste
#10 can of pinto beans, plain
4 cans black beans, plain
2-3 cans of other beans, plain
1 can baked beans
2 bottles bbq sauce
1 bottle Lowry's lemon pepper marinade
12 or so cans of stuff I cant remember without looking, and too tired to go
look right this minute.
Haven't done inventory of the fridge or freezers, but have a pretty good
idea whets in there.
1 whole ham
3 pounds pork chops
6 pounds bulk sausage
4 pounds breakfast sausages
4 pounds or so of cooked ham, ready to be used in something
15 or so pounds of frozen veggies
1 pound bacon
about 12 pounds chicken breasts
5 dozen eggs
4-5 cans fruit/applesauce
10 pounds onions
2 pound jar of garlic almost full
various condiments and spices
1 can grape juice 46 ounce
1 quart oil
The reason I'm sharing you ask? Well you didn't, but I'll share the reason
anyways. I obviously have an abundance of beans, pasta, rice, cereal,
powdered milk, canned milk on hand. The cereal and milk is obvious as to
what to do to use it up.
What I'm hoping you all can do is share with me any of your favorite recipes
for beans, rice, and pasta. I love beans cooked with onions and garlic, but
would like more variety. I love spaghetti but am hoping for other pasta
related recipes using the other things I have on hand.
So help me please??
04-19-2007, 05:27 PM #2Sarah LongGuest
There are a lot of things you can do with that extensive list! Rice is great once its cooked and left over. We intentionally cook too much just so it is left over. It can be stir fried with left over cooked meat and veggies that are cut up. It can be made into rice pudding to use up excess milk with or without raisins. It can be added to chilli, soup, or cooked beans to make gumbos, chowders, and stew. It can also be mashed and made into thin flat pancake-type shapes that are then fried and lightly salted. There are several other great ideas out there. Free recipies are everywhere!
Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell?
04-20-2007, 12:34 AM #3Just Me :Guest
Wowza! You have quite a stash there!
Ok, I love coming up with ideas on how to use my stash so this will
be fun. BTW, I don't think I have ever posted before. I am Laura in
TX. I have 4 kiddos, 2 dogs, 11 chickens and 1 husband
For your chicken breast or your pork chops:
Cranberry Chicken (or Pork)
1 1/2 - 2 lbs Chicken Breasts
16oz can cranberry sauce
8 oz bottle of french, 1000 island or catalina dressing
1 package onion soup mix (I used half)
Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients in the
pot then add the meat. Mix to coat the meat. Cook on low for 8
hours. Serve over rice.
NOTE: I don't usually have the salad dressing or onion soup mix on
hand unless there was a super duper sale on them so when I make the
recipe I google how to make my own and adapt my recipe to use the
For your macaroni and cheese:
Macaroni Lasagna (from the Kraft Good Food magazine)
1 (7.25 ounce) package KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, prepared as
directed on package using Light Preparation directions
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 pound lean ground beef, cooked, drained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
2 tablespoons KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spoon half of the prepared Dinner into
lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.
Top with half each of the spaghetti sauce, meat and shredded cheese.
Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Yield: 4 servings
NOTE: I have 4 kids and they LOVE this so I double it and cook it in
a BIG casserole dish.
I have several bean recipes that I will dig out. I am drawing a
blank right now and we eat beans all the time!
--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "COOLCATPANTHER"
What I'm hoping you all can do is share with me any of your
> for beans, rice, and pasta. I love beans cooked with onions and
> would like more variety. I love spaghetti but am hoping for other
> related recipes using the other things I have on hand.
> So help me please??