This week was a bit crazy when it came to meal planning, since we had to do a lot of unexpected changes at the last minute. Mark’s aunt passed away, and we had some out of town days and some takeout days. But life is always throwing you something unexpected, so we rolled with it and still managed to get a few items checked off the pantry/freezer list.
One day last week, I took the leftover corn and poblano chowder as my lunch one day. And I remembered why it is that we bothered to save it. It’s delicious.
One night we had a quick taco dinner, and instead of opening a jar of our homemade canned salsa, we tried out the jar of hot salsa we had picked up at a Farm to Table event a very long time ago. Delicious, with a hint of peaches.
Before we left for Cleveland, we were exhausted from running around all day and neither of us really wanted to cook. So we ate a ton of appetizers, including gyoza, green scallion pancakes and some samosas. Mark made fried rice from some leftover Chipotle rice and we made a dipping sauce from mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil. My phone photo doesn’t make it look too appetizing, but it was. Especially because it just took a few minutes to make. Which is exactly why we bought that stuff in the first place. I didn’t quite use up all the gyoza in the bags, but we’re getting close.
Last but not least, Mark made his grandma’s cheesecake to take to Cleveland to share with family, since it was one of his aunt’s favorite. We used graham crackers from the pantry for the crust.
So at the end of week 2, here’s where we stand.
Here’s where I stand now with pantry and freezer items. I can’t wait to see more of these crossed off.
|Brown rice||2 portions beef stew||Pizza Joes pizzas (2)|
|Dark chocolate bar (56% cocoa)||Cortland apples|
|Dark chocolate bar (75% cocoa)||1 portion mushroom bolognese||Swiss chard|
|Unsweetened chocolate bar||1 portion venison chili||Thai veggie gyoza (half bag)|
|Penn’s Corner hot pepper jelly (2)||2 portions stroganoff||Kaiser rolls|
|Penn’s Corner strawberry jelly||5 portions bolognese sauce||Alexia french fries|
|Penn’s Corner dilly beans (2)||Hog jowl bacon||Pork gyoza (half bag)|
|Evaporated milk||Slab bacon||Coconut chicken tenders|
|Bag sundried tomatoes||Hot dogs||Venison jerky|
|Stuffing mix (1.5)||Hot sausage patties||Roasted hot peppers|
|Honey buffalo sauce||Venison sausage||Roasted sweet peppers|
|Dried cherries with pits||Hamburger patties||Raspberries|
|CRO Bloody Mary Mix||Pork shoulder||Ripe bananas (1 million)|
|Cinnamon applesauce||Strawberries||Apple cider|
|Maifun rice sticks||Corn (2)|
|Rice Ramen||Peas||Grape juice|
|Orzo||Macadamia nuts||Homemade whole grain pancake mix
|Braised eel||Spinach and ricotta pierogies||Fresh tomato sauce (2)|
|Coconut milk||Harvest bread||Roasting chickens|
|Hot dog buns||Chicken wings|
|Red enchilada sauce||French bread||Lamb chops|
|Whole canned jalapenos||Ciabatta roll||Ground lamb|
|Butter crackers||Cheese tortellini||Duck legs and thighs|
||Pizza crust||Ham shank|
|Black turtle beans||Ohio City pasta||Kale sausage|
|Dried chick peas||Pitas||Pork neckbones|
|Dried kidney beans||Puff pastry sheet||Pork liver|
|Arborio rice||Bear claw||Pork heart|
|Partial dark chocolate bar (70%) cocoa||PB donut||Ham hock bones|
|Beef marrow bones||Rhubarb thumbprint cookies||Pork breakfast sausage|
|Beef neckbones||Potato and pea samosas
||Country style pork ribs|
|Beef round steak||Pork and vegetable dumplings (half bag)||Chorizo|
|Beef soup bones||Naan||Puddin’|
|Beef hot dogs||Oxtail
||Beef mock tender|
|Beef shank||Beef shank||Beef cross cut roast|
|Beef stew meat||Beef liver|
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