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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
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    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two
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    • 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two 21st Oct 13 at 8:17 AM
    As the previous thread here had got very long, this is a new one for a continuation of the discussion.

    From the original first post of the previous thread:

    OK my freezer and stock cupboards are crammed full. I realise have spent a lot of money in the food in there. I want to save money by using these and only buy:
    . Milk
    . Fruit/Veg
    . Bread
    . Yoghurt
    . Breakfast cereal (only have 2 unopened packets)
    . Sandwich fillings (have one pack of ham in the freezer)

    as these things I eat virtually every day

    Until one of the following happens
    . I ran out of food
    . I have only fish fingers and cornflakes left.

    It will be a challenge as I'm on weight watchers so I have to be extra creative to keep my points down.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 14th Apr 19, 7:21 AM
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    OUT pork joint .
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    • By pamsdish 16th Apr 19, 11:01 AM
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    OUT yesterday bacon chop, today 2 tuna steaks.
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    • goingforanewlife
    • By goingforanewlife 16th Apr 19, 11:24 AM
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    Out: 2 portions of white fish, 2x80g Peas & Carrots (trying to portion control to make food stretch further).
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 19th Apr 19, 7:11 AM
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    OUT liver yesterday, today turkey thigh for weekend, not sure what to eat today and tomorrow
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 20th Apr 19, 12:03 PM
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    Pack of casserole veg, now turned into soup, some freezer honey parsnips turned into soup and I have a 20p pkt of parsnips and carrots to make soups later in the week, some for freezer. Had a portion hake from freezer for dinner last night and am having 2 faggots tonight. While oven on am making an orange cake to take to dd tomorrow as I have been invited for Easter lamb dinner, may make an Easter rocky road bar (from Asda em today) as s-in-l is chocoholic, and have taken 2 pkts sausages out to cook in oven whilst it is on, will then parcel in x 2's and return some to freezer, I can then get out a portion when wanted. Some-one on here said to portion frozen chips into portions, I did that and ditto with the parsnips, so much easier to grab and go so thank you x do not know why I had not thought of that when I do with sausages !!
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 25th Apr 19, 7:28 AM
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    IN portions of bacon slices
    OUT Wed bacon chops and rattatouile, Tuesday pork chop, cannot recall much else. had computer probs so list a bit odd.
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    • carinjo
    • By carinjo 25th Apr 19, 2:41 PM
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    I did a vegan Christmas, so have little bit of this and lots of that left over. Bought a big tub of Hummus a few days ago as part of my new healthier drive (my blender blew up, see vegan christmas above), not realising can't freeze it. so, adapting a recipe found online, done a very yummy gluten free loaf with leftover gram flour, hummus, peanut butter instead of tahini and chopped pecans instead of sunflower seeds.

    Tonight will be stirfrying a leftover bag of lettuce to top with fish from freezer got on easter specials
    Fact: i am a carnivore, but i love my friends, so cook what they can eat
    Last edited by carinjo; 25-04-2019 at 2:42 PM. Reason: missed words
    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 25th Apr 19, 7:04 PM
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    I did a vegan Christmas, so have little bit of this and lots of that left over. Bought a big tub of Hummus a few days ago as part of my new healthier drive (my blender blew up, see vegan christmas above), not realising can't freeze it. so, adapting a recipe found online, done a very yummy gluten free loaf with leftover gram flour, hummus, peanut butter instead of tahini and chopped pecans instead of sunflower seeds.

    Tonight will be stirfrying a leftover bag of lettuce to top with fish from freezer got on easter specials
    Fact: i am a carnivore, but i love my friends, so cook what they can eat
    Originally posted by carinjo
    I am vegan and regularly buy the hummus from Lidl when it is marked down to 20p a tub. In fact I got a caramelised onion one out and had it for lunch today with toast. Sometimes it needs a bit of a stir, but ignore the do not freeze bit, believe me!
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 26th Apr 19, 7:32 AM
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    I make hummus with cauliflower, I eat low carb, and find it freezes excellently.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 27th Apr 19, 10:46 AM
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    OUT Sausages Thursday, Salmon yesterday, Lamb mince today, fakeaway doner, Pork tenderloin for tomorrow.
    IN will be 2 packs of donated by a neighbour Aldi sausages, she spotted them half price, collect later.
    I feel like I am taking 2 steps forward and 1 back all the time, but at least I am gaining some space.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 27th Apr 19, 11:25 AM
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    Last night used a portion of carrot souffle (last portion gone to freezer) and a fish from freezer, mixed it up into a sort of pie, was nicer than the carrot souffle on its own. Put little pots of too thick carrot & ginger soup into freezer to use in stews etc as and when. Taken 2 x marg tubs of left overs out for lunch and dinner and a few more slices of HM multi grain bread out for toast etc next few days. It is surprising what sort of foods we eat - especially meals for one - to use up freezer stuff. Planted 3 chitting potatoes in tub to see if I will get more later in year.
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 28th Apr 19, 9:11 AM
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    1 marg tub of some sort of mince out for tonight, have to buy potatoes of some sort today otherwise I will use chips. Took last 5 mini pork pies out of freezer and into fridge so can have one every now and then. Moved full pack of frozen blueberries from pantry freezer to kitchen to replace used up one so will replace that today, I have on porridge every morning. Trying to use pre-prepared (by me) stuff from freezers before starting on the "fresh" meat and fish because when I cook some mince etc it ends up having about 2 portions going back in.
    • freyasmum
    • By freyasmum 28th Apr 19, 3:59 PM
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    I turned a bag of cooked chicken and gammon into a pasta bake with a basic cheese sauce for lunch this afternoon.

    As with all things "off the cuff", it was devoured and declared delicious by all.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 30th Apr 19, 8:09 AM
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    Did a complete freezer check, 3 miscellaneous bags which I will eat through today, save me cooking as had a long painful ear procedure yesterday, so little sleep and feeling sorry for myself.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 1st May 19, 7:05 AM
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    OUT yesterday during stock take, pork hock for tomorrow, sister visiting and her O.H. will not eat green veg or anything called stew, so she enjoys those type of meals with me, and 2 very sad looking pork chops for me today. Trying to use all my "daily" meats up for a visit to the butchers, then I will try to buy just a month or so worth to stop things languishing in the freezer, losing texture and taste.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 10th May 19, 6:59 AM
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    After a strange week last week don`t recall getting much from freezer, do recall some sausage and a packof liver coming out.
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    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 12th May 19, 4:11 PM
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    Out

    Diced gammon, sausagemeat, apples and blackberries, 2x shortcrust pastry, 2x sweet shortcrust pastry.

    In
    ham, onion and cheese quiche, sausage rolls, apple and blackberry crumble and chocolate cake if it will freeze.

    Still got the sweet shortcrust pastry to use.

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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 12th May 19, 4:52 PM
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    OUT piece of fish and a pork joint
    IN 2 loaves of bread.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 6th Jun 19, 7:25 AM
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    Not been posting for a while, had a 10 day break in Norfolk at my friends, few things out, I did buy 2 y.s. packs of pork shoulder steaks, ate 1 yesterday, and a y.s. pack of streaky slices, but did need both, tidied freezer up and very happy with the spaces I can see.
    resuming from here,
    OUT 2 chicken legs.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 7th Jun 19, 11:42 AM
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    Well, am having to have salads as bought fresh produce but am also trying really hard to eat out of freezers, bought new 2ns hand one but just managed to put stuff into it so 2 full freezers and one with just a very little space so must not do anything in SC as that just makes more to put back. Have put a box in other room with some packets and tins as a Just In Case store following Brexit, Not lots of stuff but a few bits and pieces instead of putting in the cupboards.
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