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All you Sept. posters, post here. :D

I have some serious flour to use up, bread flour for sure. My freezer is average right now.
 

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ok, as said before, I have bought nothing new in October except for some chicken nuggets and milk. All items are from freezer, pantry, or fridge. (I think my fridge is about to die! Time to eat all those odds and ends including various half full marinades, sauces, dressings, toppings, etc)

finished so far today:
frige:
orange juice
2 packs of soy sauce

pantry:
add water only kool aid mix

freezer:
bag of shreaded chicken
mixed veggies
 

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Have lots of beef cooked up from weekend that needed to be cooked. Ate out of it now need to find other uses...Beef & noodles, beef stew, BBQ beef etc.
Used up 1/2 bag of frozen corn on cob.
one pkg steak
potatoes for baking
pkg gravy mix
1 box shrimp
cheese stix about 1/3 bag
little marinara sauce
box cake mix
tub icing
finished bag peanuts

know there's more for the month so far but can't remember anymore..will post if I do
 

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October is my month to eat from the pantry/freezer.
I want to have room for at least 4 turkey's when they go on sale.
So far this month I have only spent $11.69 on food
1 3# bag of honey crisp apples marked down to $2.99
2 packs tortilla marked down to $1 each.
Then I hit the bread store for
2 loaves bread .60 each
2 loaves breakfast bread $1 each
2 pks bagels $1 each
1 pk round buns .50
1 pk of animal crackers. $1

I will need to go to the store really soon since I am almost out of milk.
May go tonight or tom.
Kroger is also having a mega sale and I see a few things that I am out of. May have to see if I can find 10 items to get the $5 off.

I have made a list of things that I want used up soon and am trying to incorporate them into the menu plan.
So far so good. Everything we have eaten since the beggining of the month have come from the pantry/freezer.
 

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Have made some decent progress this month for using things up..........but the freezer space isn't getting much better cause I keep filling it up with either garden or sale items!

More progress will be made when I have to cook again..........by this weekend for sure.
 

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Hoping to delay going to the store for another day.
I do need eggs and some other dairy items and they will be on sale tom. along with milk.
Made my menu's through next week and only need some ricotta cheese for lasagna but I may just get cottage cheese and put it in the blender with a little milk it is cheaper and the kids did not know the difference the last time I did this.

Today I am making stuffed green peppers.
I picked about 30 peppers last week and have been trying to use them up.
Whatever is left today will be hitting the freezer since they are starting to look a little shriveled up.
Today will be using to make dinner
ground meat
corn
can of diced tom.
cheese
broccoli
apples
 

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Yesterday,
part of bag of french fries
tray of chicken wings
lunchmeat
last of box of cereal ( last box, needs totally replenished )
we've also went thru 1/2 bottle hot sauce this month
last of bag of chips
 

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Oh! I'm in :) October paychecks will be lower and we have stuffed freezers and cabinets to eat from.

Today I'm using some chicken breasts, the rest of the potatoes, the rest of the half and half, cheese and some veggies for dinner.

I'm going to organize my stockpile and pull things that will expire in the next month or two. That should give me some great ideas for meals for the rest of the month.

I'd like to buy 2-3 turkeys this year :D
 

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We are over 1/3 of the way through the month, so I decided I would revisit my list and see what has been used up.

MY OCTOBER 1 LIST
FREEZER:
1 bag cooked chicken-gone but replaced by cooking 1/2 pack of chicken breast and shreading and refreezeing the rest
about 4 packs not cooked chickencooked 1
1 pork picnic (BBQ!)defrosting now for tomorrow
2 meat-loafs,cooked one
6 hamburgers
1 pack meat ballsgone
1 pack hamburger meat
1 steakgone
1 pack of fish sticks
1 pack of floundergone
1 pack hot dogsadded 2 more from leftovers at a fundraiser
2 party pizzasone gone
2 packs sandwich bread
8 frozen mealsabout 3 left
4 packs okra
2 packs mixed veggies
1 pack frozen pumpkin
1 frozen strawberry pieworking on this now
1 lasagnacooking Thursday for a funeral lunch
2 packs frozen waffels
1 pack frozen pastriesworking on it
frozen chocolate candies
frozen biscuitsgone
frozen hamburger bunsgone

PANTRY:
6 cans soup
1 can beans
1 can tomatoes
1 can peas
3 cans corn
3 cans tuna
2 cans raviolligone
3 juices
BBQ saucefast food sized items gone

I have lots of other items in the freezer. These are the items I would like to use up this month.
I also went shopping last night and added--4 gravy, 1 cereal, 2 soft taco shell packs
 

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used up today so far
6 fast food sized bbq sauces
2 fast food sized soy sauces
can of corn
pack of gravy mix
frozen meatballs
frozen biscuits
 

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This is such a good thread. My freezer is going down, but I still have lots in my pantry. I am going to use up some frozen shrimp tonight for supper and some brussel sprouts out of the fridge. I am planning to make some bean soup this weekend, that will use up a bag of beans and some smoked sausage in the freezer, although I will probably freeze some of the soup when I am done...
 

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In the last few days we have finished:
cookies
chicken breast
ice cream
bread
bagels
cereal
cresent sheets
hot dogs
peperoni

I also fixed a frozen lasagna for a funeral and donated the following food to the food pantry at church (helped the pantry a lot!)
6 cereals
spaghetti
2 cans of soup
and trashed 2 expired cereal (expired in Jan and March 2010!!!!!)
 

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This week from the freezer

4lbs ground beef
2 porterhouse steaks
1 sirloin tip steak
1 loaf of italian bread
2 pizza
2 tv dinners
1 bag of frozen yellow and green beans
1 bag of jalepo peppers
 

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cooking up dinner for church tomorrow. I don't have much to report becasue I am using items I have lots of so I am not using all of much of anything.
Partially used:
1 cup of frozen chocolates-still 2 cups and one bag left
3 cups of oats, lots left
rice, lots left

all used:
1 frozen pack of chicken
1 bottle of marinade
 

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Will be making some progress today......

doing kitchen duty so have pulled three pounds of hamburger, 2 pounds of sausage, and other assorted veggies from the freezer and will be using up lots of canned items. Some of the cooked meat will be going back into freezer but most will be cooked/used up for the next week or two of eating.
 

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Only bought milk and eggs on Tuesday.
Ate everything from the the freezer/pantry this last week.
Went to the store today and got only things on the list that was out of or needed for this weeks menu.
Spent about $40 total for the month and hoping it last till the end of the month.
May need to get milk before the end of the month. Just need to stay out of the stores.
 

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Dh finished up another box of cereal. We also used up a box of hamburger helper, meat, and peas.
 

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finished a bag of cheese, 2 frozen meals, ground beef, taco seasoning mix, tortillas,

I also bought a two back of pizzas and cooked one
 
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