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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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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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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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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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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
 

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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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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.


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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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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I'm in on this one also. I need to use the bag salad and all the opened dressings, marinades, bbq sauces etc. Just need to use up the opened items and stuff that there is more than one of.
Freezer wise...lot of stuff needs used. Will post as it is used.
Tonight
Freezer ziploc of 2 chicken breasts
pkg steaks
last of bag of potatoes
finished off 1 tub margarine
 

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I'm in on this one also. I need to use the bag salad and all the opened dressings, marinades, bbq sauces etc. Just need to use up the opened items and stuff that there is more than one of.
Freezer wise...lot of stuff needs used. Will post as it is used.
Tonight
Freezer ziploc of 2 chicken breasts
pkg steaks
last of bag of potatoes
finished off 1 tub margarine
 

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Today I used a corned beef from the freezer and a pouch of dehydrated mashed potatoes from the pantry. The idea of making a list of what's there is daunting so right now I'm just going to focus on using some of it and trying to get it more organized....once I get to that point I think I'll be ready to try making a list.
 

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I'm in especially for the pantry. I think it's time to clean out and organize things and wipe the shelves down. I found an extra bag of sugar hiding. Really need to use baking supplies, I've only used my bread flour once.
 
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