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Help me make dinners!

2212 Views 18 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Laurie in Bradenton
Here is my pantry inventory. There is not much. I also have NO meat at all. I used the last of it for tonights dinner. I have only a few dollars left in cash. If it comes down to it, I will cash my change jar in for groceries.

1 Huge Can of Cream of Chicken soup with wild rice
4 boxes of varied pasta
1 box of jumbo pasta shells
several bottles of different salad dressings and marinades
1 jar of salsa verde
3 jars of pasta sauce
1 can of cajun style red beans
1 can of minestrone soup
1 can of tomato paste
several bottles of BBQ sauce
1 can diced jalapenos
3 jars of Peanut butter
1/2 a bag of rice
plain couscous
1/2 bag of tortilla chips
flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking soda, etc.

I also have some lipton rice sides and pasta sides all different flavors

In the freezer/fridge I have mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, eggs, and tons of bread.

Any suggestions?
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Here's a few:

*Egg salad sandwiches and soup
*Cheese pizza
*Baked pasta and sauce with shredded mozzarella on top
*Baked potatoes topped with cream of chicken soup and mozzarella cheese

Here's a really easy p-nut butter cookie recipe:

The Big 3

1 cup peanut butter (preferably crunchy)
1 large egg
1 cup sugar

Mix ingredients. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes.

Hope this helps.
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Thought of a few more.....

*Homemade pancakes, waffles or French toast. Serve with warm syrup and eggs
*Soup and grilled cheese
*Vegetarian Chili -- add water or beef bouillon to pasta sauce, add beans. Serve with tortilla chips over rice
*Homemade cheesy garlic bread -- toast stale hamburger or hotdog buns, slather with garlic butter and top with mozzarella cheese. Place in broiler till cheese melts. You can serve this a main dish of pasta and sauce or beans and rice. Can even serve this as a light meal/lunch with a side of pasta sauce
*Tomato gravy over rice and potatoes (a southern specialty). I don't have a recipe handy, but you can find one on
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