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The garden produce will be here before you know it......WE HOPE.........so let's keep clearing some room.

I made a little progress last month and will continue to work on
it again this month.....freezer especially.
 

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I am in too. We have done the family assessment and decided all I will grow in my garden this year is green beans and cucumbers (these are the items we need the most and other family members will grow and share other items). I bought a few items to start the month off with (like hamburgers), but will try really hard to only use what is here this month!

MARCH FREEZER INVENTORY
MEATS
deer – cooked and cut up 6
turkey- cooked and shredded 4
turkey cooked and cut up
hamburger meat-2
hot dogs- 6 dogs
fish sticks-1
bacon
chicken nuggets 2
deer steaks-1 cut
chicken patties 2
pepperonis
stew beef 3
shrimp 1
chicken breast 3/4 pack

MAIN DISHES
pizza 5
frozen meals-4 childrens meals
casseroles (tetrazzini and pot pie)-2
turkey slices
potato casserole

BREAD
stuffing-2
thin rolls-2.5
blueberry pancakes
rolls
breadcrumbs 2

VEGGIES
lima beans
mixed beans
okra-16
corn
butter peas-2

FRUIT
pumpkin-12
peaches-4
smoothie fruit mix (strawberries and bananas)
strawberries

MISC.
cool whip-2
sour cream (plain1 flavored 3)
cookie dough-4
butter scotch chips
chocolate chips
peanut butter chocolate chips
fudge
orange juice-2
pecans
onions
fries 2.5
punch
cheese bites
misc. choc. 2
Italian ice
cream cheese
 

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I posted the new thread in the other one......

I think new month it would be good if we just did a 2011 post instead of each month..........if we remember.

Was going to do it this month and FORGOT!
 

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I'm definitely in. I've got my menu plan posted, my shopping done. I should be good to go for the majority of the month out of my own stores. :)

Will be starting seeds this month as well. Once my garden is going that will dramatically lower the amount of fresh produce I will buy, but I won't really see that until May or later. Temps are still averaging in the 30s here.
 

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Need to make my list. I have really did well on our beef. Now to work on the vension. We should be getting our 1/2 of cow in the next few weeks. Need to clean out my freezers. Dh wants to go buy a 1/2 of hog at the butchers. So time to make room.
 

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I need to join this thread i have a small chest freezer full and lot things in pantry but i still went over my budget amount last month by $100. or more.Been making out a list this morning of things i know i will need for awhile since i have got go pick up medicine any way got quit running store so much.I am challengine my self to do more cooking snacks :munch: which i don't really need but it eather cook them at home or i buy them.
 

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OK. Got interrupted a few times today, but it's finally done...

Upstairs freezer (above fridge):

Korean food for boarder (we can use, but don't know how)
ice-cream
sauerkraut juice (soup stock?)
lamb gravy (stew?)
venison stock (soup?)
coffee (boarder gave up coffee so we have a can of Timmie's on ice)
butter
tomatoes (leftovers from a can)
sesame seeds (2 packages)
vegetable stock (2 containers)
ginger root
beef stock
tomato sauce (leftovers from a can)
walnuts
pecans - ground and whole
almonds - slivered, whole, blanched
peanuts - raw
sunflower seeds - raw hulled
dill
yeast
chives
root beer yeast
coriander
curry powder
ginger - grd.
cumin
oat bran
samosas (6)
bananas (7)
blueberries
beef crumbles (1/2 lb)
beef gravy (stew?)
veggie scraps for soup stock
grapes (2 bags)
peas
corn
bread crumbs (2 containers)
celery tops (soup stock)
green pepper, sliced
green pepper, chopped
carrot tops (soup stock)
saskatoons
cranberries
wheat bran
wheat germ
parsley
lemons (7)

Basement freezer:
lamb bones (2 packages)
chicken bones
ham bone
pork chop (2)
lamb chop (4)
lamb shank
lamb neck chop (soup)
lamb rib
lamb roast leg
lamb stew meat
chicken breast (2)
chicken stock (2 4 c. + 5 750 ml.)
Vegetable stock ( 2 4 c. + 2 2 c.)
green pepper, sliced (2)
green pepper, chopped (3)
dill
crushed tomato (2 c)
mustard (4 c)
kidney beans (2 750 ml)
black beans (7 750 ml)
pumpkin puree (2 750 ml)
strawberries (4 x 2 c.)
peas (2 bags)
corn (2 bags)
cranberries (4 bags)
tortillas (10)
bananas (11)
Swiss chard (1.5 gall)
rhubarb (4 4 c.)
Brown basmati rice (lots!)

Cold room:
Applesauce - sweetened (27 pints!)
Canned crabapples (1 pt. + 3 c.)
icing sugar
red lentils
evaporated milk
whole tomatoes (28 oz)
cranberry jelly (4 x 1 c.)
nutmeg
cloves
celery salt
sage (2 containers)
rolled oats
candy (my stash! :D )

Looks like a lot of soup and stew this month. :)
 

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March 1

We mostly ate leftovers, but DS did have a freezer meal
 

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We had vegetarian fajitas and used up:

tortillas (basement freezer)
1 sliced green pepper (upstairs freezer)
corn (from upstairs freezer)
some parsley (upstairs freezer)

Also used up the last of the fajita seasoning and an onion. And some yogurt in the fridge.

ETA: while I was downstairs I did the cold room inventory too. Told DH I had *27* pints of applesauce and he said he guessed he'd have to eat more of it then! He was offering it to our boarder...telling her to take it to university to feed her friends! :lol: I want the jars back though, for canning this fall! :D
 

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I had fish sticks on the menu for today. When I went to get them it truned out to be fish fillets, which is about the same thing, but proof I need to eat what is here to know what is here.

Again for supper, I went to get what I thought was 6 hot dogs, enough for each of us to have 2 dogs. I found out that I only had one pack of 4! Guess the good news is those two items are gone!

Used March2

fish fillets
hot dogs
pizza (since there weren't enough hot dogs)
lots of fridge leftover sides
 

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Madhen, what's Panko? I've never heard of it before...

Last night I had lamb stew to use up some stew meat. Our fridge is overburdened with leftovers. So it will be leftovers for the next few days.

Jean
 

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Panko is large flake bread crumbs. They are "crunchier" almost of a consistency of crushed croutons. I use panko crumbs to dip my chicken breasts in and bake them. Good as part of a chicken parmesgan recipe.

Cooking from the pantry again today: tacos! :)
 

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I used some pork tonight from freezer for barbque and the bun was from the freezer.
 
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