Monday, January 28, 2008

February is clean out freezer/pantry month!

February’s clean out the pantry/freezer dinner menu plan:

Enchiladas (from freezer—homemade) served with beans & salsa and salad
Spinach Ravioli (from freezer—2 meals)
Homemade Mac & Cheese (Better Homes and Gardens cookbook) frozen veggies
Baked Potato Bar
Mexican Casserole serve with veggies of some sort!
Pizza (1 time a week) with carrot sticks
Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Tasty Turkey Casserole (recipe from my lovely MIL, Karen!)
Apricot Barbequed Turkey (recipe from my lovely MIL, Karen!)with Brown Rice
Ranch Turkey Pasta Dinner (recipe from my lovely MIL, Karen!)
Chili and Cornbread
Golden Potato Soup ( Cheese Garlic Biscuits
Lentil/Barley and Ham Soup
Skillet Beef with Lentils (More with Less)
Pasta Carbonara with frozen mixed veggies on side
Stir-Fry Supreme (recipezaar..modified) with Brown Rice
Bacon Macaroni Bake (from PreciousInfants blog, which was submitted by Miss Pear) Hearty Ham Casserole (
Pasta Lasagna(
Fried Rice

Since this is clean out the pantry/freezer month, I am relying heavily on meats with already have, so there is barely an beef in this list, which is usually not the case…we eat ground beef casseroles/soups at least 2 times a week most weeks.

Other nights: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup or Leftovers (leftovers for dinner are rare for us, since we both eat leftovers for the lunch the next day every day. For breakfasts we have homemade muffins, pancakes, waffles and the like. Snacks are usually popcorn, cold cereal (have lots of this from sales), homemade granola.

So...I will need to buy a few things THIS month to get ready for clean out pantry/freezer meal planning, such as flour, yeast,canned diced tomatoes, large bag of onions, and carrots. Most likely I will run out of cheese at some point and need to buy some of that too. I will be buying milk or eggs at Walgreens when we run out, just so I stay out of the grocery store and am not tempted to buy more "good deals"! More to come...

1 comment:

Sarah said...


I've decided to join you on this challenge - hope you don't mind! I'm posting about it on my blog and linking to yours as well. Good luck and I'm sure we'll be in touch soon!


PS - Thanks for the impetus!