I’m on day four of eating dinner out of my freezer and pantry. (Lunch is another matter.) At first I was too lazy to buy groceries. Now it’s a game to see how many days I can slink out of grocery shopping and fend off the take out food delivery guy. I never liked him anyway.
Saturday I made my hearty spaghetti recipe, substituting sausages for ground turkey and frozen chopped peppers for diced carrots. Hubby barely noticed the difference.
Sunday I heated up a few scoops of the spaghetti sauce and ate it over toasted bread rolls that were camping out in my freezer. Leftover from Thanksgiving? I can’t be sure.
Monday I scrambled…… two eggs, nuked leftover refried beans and ate them with salsa on two tortillas.
Tuesday I made a southwest chicken dish with black beans, canned corn and diced tomatoes, above. Served it over rice but forgot to add the lime juice. Fresh cilantro would have been nice too. But tasty anyway and enough leftovers for tomorrow.
I want to continue my experiment but have friends coming to town Friday. It seems unfair to push my “creative” recipes on them. Plus, Albertsons is having a great sale Thursday.
If you had to eat out of your fridge/freezer/pantry how many days would you last? How do you cook from what is left?