We have been blessed with food. Lots of food! Add that to the fact that I tend to stock stuff away and then have a harder time using it, and you’ll see why I need to challenge myself several times a year to use what we have.
OK, not only what we have. We still need fresh produce and dairy. But otherwise, I’m trying to turn to my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer for the rest of August to get through some of what we have. I want to avoid waste and make room for more.
Here’s a partial list of my extra freezer alone: 10 lbs ground beef, a meal of kung pao chicken in marinade, 3 pans of raw chicken in sauce, 2 gallon baggies of cookie dough balls, 4 lbs of meatballs, 3 noodle kugels, 2 boxes of veggie “hamburgers,” and more.
I’m starting by making a list and working things into the rotation. I’m also trying to use up the partial bottles of sauce that take up lots of room in the fridge as well as other lurking leftovers there. Plus my pantry and the stockpile of good deals that aren’t good deals if they are wasted. Menus to come!