Friday, November 19, 2004


It's been quite awhile since I posted about food. I thought of it because we've reached the point where I'm going to have to be exceptionally creative. You know, the point where you're thinking maybe they'll eat a sauerkraut quiche if they're hungry enough. I don't have time to go shopping today or tomorrow and Aldi's is closed on Sunday. I could go to the SuperWalmart if we're desperate but I think if I'm creative we should be able to last until then. I also think it would be good to use some of the stuff that's been sitting on the shelves. So... if you've made it this far you can now join me in organizing my thought.
Breakfasts: Toast (will make honey/oatmeal bread to use up those two ingredients) or pumpkin muffins (uses a can of pumpkin)
Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches, ramen noodles with peas (that makes it a health food, lol), peanut butter pancakes(we just roll up pancakes like crepes with peanut butter and jelly or cinnamon and sugar)
Dinner: mac&cheese with mexican tomatoes (not sure how long I've had those), hamburger gravy and biscuits (want to get rid of cheap crisco knockoff, not as good as the real thing) with green beans or corn, grilled cheese and tomato soup (will make homemade from tomato paste) I could also make rice and beans .
Snacks: popcorn, apples, I think we have a few saltines left, I might make some pudding.

We are out of potatoes, bananas, oranges, spaghetti, all the staples. We'll see how the Great Pantry Emptying goes.


Bernadette said...

Yes, we have no bananas! Here's to creative cooking on a budget! How I miss Aldi's since our move from St. Louis to Seattle. But, here we have Trader Joe's! My older kiddos went on a road trip to St. Louis and the old homestead, stopped at Aldi's and brought back some "Goober" jelly!

Love those cardboard boxes!

Annalise said...

I quite enjoy the creativity of pantry/fridge clear-outs. My family aren't as keen on them as I am though. ;-)