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Around here prices go up every spring. I think I have enough in the pantry to make it through april without much purchasing. The hens are putting out eggs at top speed and still have 2lbs of meat from a 2nd harvest, and 2bags of beans, some canned peas, veg and fruit. If I remember to sprout some seeds and the radishes get going, I'll be set...of course it froze the last few nights so I am probably dreaming about the radishes.
 

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Updating for April. Used up: bacon ends, chicken pot pie filling, taco filling, broccoli cheese soup, l/o smoked chicken, sweet potato fries, cube steak, some pumpkin puree, sweet potato fries and cube steak. Using up tortellini and ravioli this week.

My list:

wonton wraps
bamboo shoots
tortellini
breakfast sausages
chicken broth
cheap steak
cranberries
cherries
chowder
chili
country style hash browns
chicken stock
potato soup
l/o duck
shrimp
cherry turnovers
cubed pumpkin
sesame balls
l/o sourdough bread
tomato paste
anchovies
whole almonds
edamame
1 qt pumpkin puree
breakfast fritatta
queso fresco
cocktail sausages
beef meatballs
frozen corn

Adding:

puff pastry
chicken wings
ground beef
burger buns
french rolls
chicken tenders
bratwurst
frozen broccoli
 

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used up a bunch of cans of corn, beans etc to make chili which now there is 5 containers in the freezer so stocked for the next few months. got dd to make the jello cheesecake mix that expired last month.

used up frozen fries, greek lasagna, chicken strips, couple bags of shredded cheese. lunchmeat as far as I can remember besides the reg stuff. some moldy oranges and apples thrown in the garden..my way of composting lol
the homemade applesauce went moldy so gone. then dh was there was applesauce. sigh. yes for months lol got ds to have the raspberry/rhubarb cooked fruit. he mixed w oatmeal. so will take the last one out to defrost for him. used up bunch of single frozen entrees too.

have lots of frozen fries and pasta sauce to use up I noticed. so pasta sauce, frozen fries and meat to make plans to use up. plus canned candy , cookies, ice cream , chips well teens work though that and we help lol

dh did pick up the ham for easter 6lb one w bone for soup later.
 

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Thawing out fish and DH boiled eggs.
Purchased tartar sauces, apples, milk, clearance sf pudding boxes, yogurt, eggs and clearance bread. I think DH will buy a ham for Easter. I may make a pumpkin pie. I froze leftover chicken & rice in a quart bag.
I threw out 3 oranges and a few slices of bread.
I will donate some items to the food bank today as
 

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ate up most of my spinach rotini but forgot anything to put on it so a tad boring. I'm giving up on the infinity of canned peas. I'm thinking of using them as a chicken feed supplement. At least they will get eaten.

Ate up some tiny oranges and working my way through the romaine lettuce.

Getting 3-6 eggs per day (the blue egger is hiding her eggs so might be getting more) (actual easter egg hunt!), so trying to eat more of those too. Still have beef and ground buffalo to eat up next week at work and a few jars of canned duck, chicken and venison to eat.

I'm set for proteins and fruit and starches this month. If I plan ahead, I can sprout enough seeds for greens! With any luck, will have greens in the tiny green house by May. Fingers crossed.
 

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Discussion Starter · #86 ·
Freezer used:
3 meals of garden green beans - gave to the chickens. I don't care for frozen gb, the ex did, he's gone so the chickens are eating good. lol
3 quart bags of corn
bacon
lima beans from the garden
garden celery

Freezer Added:
meatballs

Pantry used:
3 quart garden green beans
a pint of dehydrated garden peas
1/2 gallon of garden tomato juice
2 quarts of carrots
2 Quarts of cabbage (they didn't seal when I canned them last weekend)

Pantry Added:
nothing

Threw to the chickens, fed to the rabbits:
3 slices of ham
1 cup lo gumbo
1/2 pound of carrots
bad leaves and scraps from the cabbage
 

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21 days??? Oh crap....let's give this a whirl and see what I can remember...lol

Freezer used:
3 packs of meatballs
3 pounds of goat meat
2 pounds of casing sausage
8 yogurt cups
2 butter

freezer added:
veggie scraps

pantry used:
1 butter
2 spaghetti sauce

pantry added:
FD hm spaghetti
FD sour cream
FD shredded taco cheese
FD hm ricotta cheese
FD broccoli from the garden
FD mushrooms

Threw away:
Rice and a whole bunch more I can't remember....
 

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My list:

wonton wraps
bamboo shoots
cranberries
cherries
chowder
chicken stock
potato soup
shrimp
sesame balls
l/o sourdough bread
tomato paste
anchovies
whole almonds
edamame
1 qt pumpkin puree
breakfast fritatta
queso fresco
cocktail sausages
beef meatballs
frozen corn
puff pastry
ground beef
chicken tenders
frozen broccoli

adding:
spinach ravioli
spanakopita
chicken thighs
black bean soup
cheesy corn
baguette
sausage crumbles
sweet potato fries
frozen tomatoes
 
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I am trying to get thru the pantry again!! I bought some pieces and lower carb staples last week...seeing if lower carbs help my puffy ankles. I have so much canned goods that my friend and I skipped 2nd harvest. We still had fresh veg and frozen chicken from the last one too. Working my way through the canned veg and donating most of the canned fruit.
 

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trying to use up some stuff but sales so stocked up on hotdogs and sausage rounds scheiders on sale kielbasa etc cus good sale half price so worth it. a lot of things just rotate in and out like cheese, hotdogs etc. did use a bag of frozen fries , a big can of baked beans. roasted a chicken w veggies and then make soup so couple of containers of leftover soup.

one cake mix used up and jar of pb cus girls made 3 ingredients pb
 

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Still sitting on a lot of stuff.
My list:

wonton wraps
bamboo shoots
cranberries
cherries
chowder
chicken stock
potato soup
shrimp
sesame balls
l/o sourdough bread
tomato paste
anchovies
whole almonds
edamame
1 qt pumpkin puree
breakfast fritatta
beef meatballs
puff pastry
ground beef
chicken tenders
frozen broccoli
spanakopita
bbq chicken thighs
baguette
sausage crumbles
sweet potato fries
frozen tomatoes

Adding:
pita bread
cookie dough
chili for chili dogs
bbq beef
beef noodle soup
chicken breast
cauliflower rice
pie crust
kibbe
cheap steak
cheap bacon
frozen peas
falafel
french bread
blueberries
salmon
pesto
half-n-half
 
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We purchased cases of chile peppers last summer and DH roasted and cleaned them. We have quite a bit. Our freezer stash is being worked through and we have:

cranberries
blueberries
chile peppers
butter
shredded cheese
pork roll
bag of cod
asian dumplings/potstickers
spinach
steak-umms
ice cream
roasts/steaks/ground beef
chicken/ chicken bites
onion rings
french fries

I'll need to go through my stockpile again today and see what can be donated. There's pumpkin and various cookie mixes that need a home.
 

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Discussion Starter · #94 ·
This past week...

Freezer used:
5# ground pork
2# ground beef
2# ground deer
1 goat roast
2 pkgs each garden green and banana peppers

Pantry used:
3# kidney beans
3# pinto beans
1# mystery beans
1 bag freeze dried onions

Freezer added:
nothing

Pantry added:
36 pints hm tomato soup
55 pints hm chili

Freeze dried:
2 gallons milk
6 servings goulash
1 Sams Club size container of salsa
12 cups shredded carrots that were in the freezer
 

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This past week:

Freezer Used:
2 pkgs fried chicken
6 cups shredded carrots - going into the freeze dryer today
1 container lo veggie soup - freeze dried and went into pantry
2 containers lo broccoli cheese soup - freeze dried and went into pantry
1.75 ground pork
1 pkg lo fajita seasoned chicken - freeze dried and went into pantry

Pantry used:
2 pints cream of mushroom soup
1 can peas
1 quart carrots

Freezer added:
nothing

pantry added:
18 quarts of tomato juice
freeze dried food from up above

Freeze dried:
lo creamy chicken with veggies
 

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This past week:

Freezer used:
1 pound ground beef

Pantry used:
2 pints mac n cheese
1/4 pint ground beef
1 pint cream cheese

Freezer added:
1 rabbit

Pantry added:
7 quarts rabbit
2 jars queso blanco dip

Freeze dried:
1 gallon on milk I bought today
 

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Big story in Washington Post regarding upcoming canned tomato products shortage. Specifically in California the type of tomatoes they use for canned goods. Because of the drought which is ongoing. Time to get creative with substitutes. There is a pumpkin-tomato sauce for pasta I have used.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. DH doesn't like red sauce, but I'll stockpile a few jars of my favorite brand. I still have cans I bought last year and never used, plus pint jars I put up a couple seasons ago. The harvest here in the midwest has not been great either, since we're getting too much rain.
 
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yes dh stomach isn't big on red sauces anymore. but doesn't seem that those prices are going up. still have a bunch so except for some classico rose sauces don't need to stock up anymore. I just ordered more spice blends to get more interest and different flavours happening in our diet. LL you are so good about stocking and keeping track! I have been trying and used up some older mixes etc.
 

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Glad my garden tomatoes did great this year. I canned gallons of tomato juice, chili and tomato soup.

Martha - thank you but this is the only place I try to keep track lol. I converted a spare bedroom into a walk in pantry makes it so much easier to see and keep track of.

Freezer used - meatballs

added a few leftovers to the freezer.
 
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