January 2011 Freezer/Pantry Challenge
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    Default January 2011 Freezer/Pantry Challenge

    OK! Who is ready to start again or anew? Let's use up what we already have in our pantries and freezers before we buy more stuff. This will save us money and space. It will also help make sure our stuff doesn't go bad.

    No real rules. Do whatever is best for you. Post daily, weekly, or whenever you'd like. Post a list of what you want to use this month, or just post what you do use. Share how creative you got with meals. Do whatever you want, just feel free to join us.

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    I'm so in for this. I want to defrost my freezer, what a great challenge.

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    OK I choose to focus on the freezer this go around. I did pretty well last month, but still not good enough. I did a complete inventory of my freezers and here is my list.


    MEATS:
    chicken wings -2.5 bags
    deer leg
    turkey
    hamburger meat-5 packs
    hot dogs
    fish sticks-1.5 boxes
    bacon
    chicken nuggets
    deer steaks-2 cuts
    pork sausage

    MAIN DISHES
    party sized pizzas-2
    frozen meals- 2 adults, 1 child
    mac n cheese
    pot pie

    BREAD
    thin rolls-2.5
    blueberry pancakes
    regular pancakes-.5 packs
    rolls
    bread crumbs
    stuffing-3
    hot dog buns
    biscuits

    VEGGIES
    lima beans
    pintos-2
    mixed beans-2
    okra-17
    yams
    hash browns-.5
    corn
    mixed veggies
    butter peas-3
    small packages of spaghetti sauce-2

    FRUIT
    pumpkin-12
    pineapple
    peaches-5
    smoothie fruit mix (strawberries and bananas)
    strawberries

    MISC.
    hot dog chili
    shreaded cheese
    cool whip-4
    sour cream
    cookie dough-2
    butter scotch chips
    chocolate chips
    peanut butter chocolates
    fudge
    pop cycles
    orange juice-3
    peacans
    perogies-.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Mayhem View Post
    I'm so in for this. I want to defrost my freezer, what a great challenge.
    Thanks and welcome. I hope to defrost at the end of the month as well.

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    I'm in.......still need to make progress on my freezer.

    I need to make a TOTALLY NEW freezer list and should do it in the cold weather since I will be unloading it and it is in my garage........UGH. Probably my least favorite job. I would rather DEFROST it than list everything!!

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    Here is what is in my 2 freezers.

    Beef
    14 lbs ground beef
    3 sirloin steaks
    2 chuck roast
    3 arm roast
    2 delmonico
    4 cube steaks
    1 minute steak
    1 rolled round roast
    5 soup bones
    3 stewing beef
    1/2 box premade hamburgers

    Poultry
    1 whole turkey
    1 whole chicken
    1--6pk boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1--6pk chicken legs
    1--7pk chicken legs

    Pork
    1 rope sausage
    1 ground sausage
    1 bacon
    1 8pk hot dogs

    Vension
    5--2 lb hamburger
    3--1lb hamburger
    3 roast
    1 tenderloin
    3--6 pk chops
    3--2pk steaks
    1--3pk steaks
    1 liver

    Misc

    1 pepperoni pizza
    5 tv dinners
    1 8pk rolls
    1 deli flat bread
    3 box pierogies
    1 box fishstickes
    1 1/2 bag french fries
    1 box garlic toast
    2 bags pizza rolls
    1 box steak sandwich meat
    1 box salmon

    Vegetables
    1 box limas
    1 box carrots
    1 box brussel sprouts
    1 box garden vegetables
    2 bags mixed vegetables
    1 bag broccoli
    1 bag broccoli, cauliflower mix
    2 bag stir fry mix
    1 bag green beans
    1 bag peas
    1 bag corn

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    I'm ready to join. I have so much food in both the freezers and pantry that I would like to use up. Will post a list when I get some time.

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    Count me in again! It was a good exercise this year. I defrosted the freezer in Nov and only found a few surprises. This was certainly better than some years past.
    DH was impressed. He just knew that there were a lot of mystery packages in there. His plan has always been to list everything that comes in and goes out down there. Not my style at all and I haven't seen him do it yet.
    I don't always get around to posting now that I'm working but do my list every month on paper.

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    I made a list of what is in my pantry and cabinets. I came out to 2 note book pages. So I will not list them. I will just post weekly what I use.

    With dh lossing his job today. Not being able to get unemployment till April. Cutting down and using what we have will be a big way for me to save money for the next 4 months.

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    used from my pantry

    1 can pork and beans
    1 can saurekaut
    1 can manhatten clam chowder

    Here is what is in my 2 freezers.

    Beef
    14 lbs ground beefused 2 lbs
    3 sirloin steaks
    2 chuck roast
    3 arm roast
    2 delmonico
    4 cube steaks
    1 minute steak
    1 rolled round roast
    5 soup bones
    3 stewing beef
    1/2 box premade hamburgers

    Poultry
    1 whole turkey
    1 whole chickenused
    1--6pk boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1--6pk chicken legs
    1--7pk chicken legs

    Pork
    1 rope sausage
    1 ground sausageused
    1 baconused
    1 8pk hot dogsused

    Vension
    5--2 lb hamburger
    3--1lb hamburger
    3 roast
    1 tenderloin
    3--6 pk chops
    3--2pk steaks
    1--3pk steaks
    1 liver

    Misc

    1 pepperoni pizza
    5 tv dinners
    1 8pk rolls
    1 deli flat bread
    3 box pierogies
    1 box fishsticksused
    1 1/2 bag french friesused
    1 box garlic toast
    2 bags pizza rolls
    1 box steak sandwich meat
    1 box salmon

    Vegetables
    1 box limas
    1 box carrots
    1 box brussel sprouts
    1 box garden vegetables
    2 bags mixed vegetables
    1 bag broccoli
    1 bag broccoli, cauliflower mix
    2 bag stir fry mix
    1 bag green beans
    1 bag peas
    1 bag corn
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    Default January Pantry and Freezer Challenge

    Here is this month's list of foods that need eaten!!


    Freezer
    German Style Sausage
    7 steaks (assorted cuts)
    Fire Roasted Vegetable Blend
    Mini Bowtie Pasta and Vegetable Blend
    1/2 bag Mini Baby Bakers (really small potatoes)
    2 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
    5 Orange Sherbert Push Pops

    Pantry
    Can of Green Beans
    Can of Tomato Basil Soup
    Large Can of Pumpkin
    Beer Bread Mix
    Lemon Drink Mix
    Watermelon Drink Mix

    Fridge
    Hummus
    Carrots
    Last edited by beks37; 01-02-2011 at 12:21 AM. Reason: Remove duplicate thread

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    My freezer and pantry aren't overly full, but this is a good challenge for me anyway. So I'm in.
    Here is what I need to use:

    Freezer:
    blueberries
    strawberries
    (2) smoothie mixes
    ground turkey
    pork tenderloin
    bone in chicken breasts
    (2 pkg) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    vanilla ice cream
    vanilla yogurt
    1/2 package cauliflower
    salmon

    Pantry:
    muffin mix
    pasta
    popcorn
    jello

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    used:

    Freezer:
    okra
    hot dogs

    Pantry:
    mac n cheese
    black eyed peas
    sugar cured ham
    brownies
    hot dog buns

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    [QUOTE=beks37;1460877]I thought I would get this thread started off! I did pretty good last month in using up most of the items on my need to eat list.


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    That is great! BUT we already have a January challenge up top with the sticky posts.

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    I will move my list there. Thanks!

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