Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cleaning out the fridge and freezer...

So this week, I decided it's about time I take a good hard look at what's in the fridge and freezer and get it cleaned out! Here's what's on the menu for this week after my observations....

Monday: We had leftover HG deliciousness...mmm Skillet Beef and Cornbread
Tuesday: General Tso's chicken, brown rice, and broccoli (had everything I needed already!)
Wednesday: HG Enchilada Pork Chops, spanish rice, and mixed veggies (have everything!!)
Thursday: leftovers from Wednesday (I have 4 pork chops all ready to go)
Friday: We're going out with the money we saved on groceries this week!

That's right...didn't need to go to the grocery store for dinners this week! Still needed to pick up some fresh produce, milk, and deli meat for lunches but that was no biggie. Not having to buy anything for dinners this week was amazing!

Can you do dinners for a week with what you already have in your fridge, freezer, and pantry? I bet you'd be surprised! All it takes is a little creativity...or a little help from www.supercook.com or www.myfridgefood.com! (Remember the August post that talked about these helpful sites?)

I'm thinking I might even be able to pull this off two weeks in a row...only problem is I'll only be home for dinner one night next week...hmmm. I guess Tom still needs to eat. :) And maybe that even means I can make it THREE weeks like this...I sure do like a challenge!

1 comment:

  1. There was an article in the Omaha paper recently about a couple who went like 3 months without going to the grocery store, except for fresh things. They cleaned out their pantry and freezer and saved a ton of money. Very interesting...definitely made me think about what I already have on hand before I go to the grocery store!