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12/08/2008

Eating out of the Pantry

We went out of town that day after Thanksgiving and the week before the trip I concentrate on eating what is in the fridge before food goes bad. I'm sure many of you do this or else you give the food away so someone else can enjoy it. (Thanks Wendy for those veggies, remind me to tell you about the radishes!)
We arrived back from our trip and I haven't had the time to go to the grocery store or Costco. I've been volunteering at Logan's school for the Scholastic Book Fair and also the sickness/cold that has been making it's rounds in the neighborhood has hit our house too. So there I am on Thursday wondering what in the hell am I going to eat for lunch. I scrounge the fridge. the pantry and I come up with a bean-tomato-cheese-quesadilla. Not too shabby for only having a can of black beans, a can of stewed tomatoes, a garlic and remnants of 2 kinds of cheeses and flour burritos. I added some taco seasoning and I must admit it was quite good. And I still have leftovers of the beans and tomatoes that I can use for a dinner. I'm always curious to see how long we can actually go before running to the store. (This happens to me often, here and here.) Jon might have his dream come true-a plate of meat for dinner since I have a whole turkey in the freezer that needs cooked.

1 comment:

Saver Queen said...

This is a great idea! This always happens to me - I clean out the fridge before going away for the weekend, come home on a Sunday, don't have time to go to the grocery store, and end up with nothing to eat all week!

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