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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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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 14th Jul 19, 6:23 AM
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    4 Bread rolls out of the freezer for a cheeky burger (grill-steak) in a bun with fresh homegrown peas - simple supper. First attempt at courgette cake here today
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 14th Jul 19, 1:04 PM
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    I fished out a chicken roll out of freezer, had in foil from when my Canadian visitors came but did not use, also took some of the rice out which neighbour gave me, not sure about the veggies yet probably peas although I do have a mini corn. Determined to eat more from freezer this week even though I had plans for cooking out of freezer which means more ready meals going in so will use up the already made ones, have some quiche I made a while ago and plenty of curry and rice.
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 15th Jul 19, 9:49 AM
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    Few bits of chicken roll left so will finish them, taken 2 hot dog sausages out so will have them tonight but not sure with what. Am taking young neighbour out for a drive today so we may call for a KFried Chick. for lunch which will change everything.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 15th Jul 19, 3:51 PM
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    IN:0
    OUT: Packet of mussels in sauce, few slices of garlic bread.
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 16th Jul 19, 6:58 AM
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    We had the other pair of YS grill-steaks in ciabbata buns from the freezer, with a simple salad for supper. Must keep going with courgettes so I will probably make fridge soup and fritters and use up the packet of feta that needs using
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 8,766.30 after Sep
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 16th Jul 19, 10:48 AM
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    Had a big Mac each yesterday, neighbour had 2 vouchers (Yay) so had 1 sausage, onion and egg sndwich for dinner so other sausage as sarnie for lunch today, chciken roll with home grown veg for dinner. Out for lunch tomorrow - carvery - so will no doubt bring some veg home so may not get anything out of freezers tomorrow. Not really going as well as it should is it?
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 17th Jul 19, 8:24 AM
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    OUT: roast beef slices, gammon joint, thawing for cooking Thursday.
    IN:0
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 18th Jul 19, 10:21 AM
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    Making a pasta salad so pasta from cupboard, some red onion and some peppers from freezer along with some peas, cheese from fridge even some years old seseme seeds from cupboard. The rest of the veg will be picked from my pots in garden, mint/lettuce/tomatoes (showing off now!!)
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 19th Jul 19, 6:50 AM
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    IN:0
    OUT:0
    Have some gammon left from yesterday and loads of salad stuff to use, got carrots, swede, celery to use up, so will chop and freeze into portions, mirepoix, for the basis of many things.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 20th Jul 19, 10:36 AM
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    Mince and veg from freezer plus a small portion of tomatoey liquid which was too much to use at the time gone into SC with some lentils and garden veg. Made a point of adding lots of different herbs/spices. Have told myself I must start using them up and just using them, cumin/turmeric/oregano etc etc as I have tended to stick to just s & p and I know the others add so much extra to a dish.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 20th Jul 19, 4:51 PM
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    IN: 2 large bags of mirepoix.
    OUT: Pork joint, 2 servings of H.M. sage and onion.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Jul 19, 6:53 PM
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    In - nothing
    Out - last of a bag of mixed veg to make soup at lunchtime; ox cheek and bag of casserole mix to make casserole in SC
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 22nd Jul 19, 9:25 AM
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    Today's dinner will be from freezer and stores. Chilli being made with a bolognaise base I made last week and froze. Just need to add some chilli, again from freezer and some kidney beans, from cupboard. Will serve with brown rice again from stores.

    Denise
    • dan958
    • By dan958 22nd Jul 19, 10:22 AM
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    Got the slow cooker out again yesterday and made a 8 more pulled chicken burritosm so added these to the freezer.

    I'll also be makin some orange chicken with rice and veg to add to the freezer as well.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 23rd Jul 19, 9:14 AM
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    Small lump of chicken curry out for tonight, 2 slices of spicy beef (thin), one eaten yesterday, the other will do for lunch on sandwich today. Half loaf out and some hm rolls in, mince and veg removed, cooked up and the left over was turned into chilli so some of that will go into freezer tomorrow, the remainder will be dinner tomorrow, half tin toms and half tin red beans and used some lentils in it so thats why there is a lot. Beans and toms will go in freezer too.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 24th Jul 19, 4:09 PM
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    IN:0
    OUT: 2 Faggots, 2 trout, 4 mini burgers
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 24th Jul 19, 5:27 PM
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    Tonight's dinner was an aubergine & chickpea curry from the Jack Monroe site. The aubergine needed using up and I had dried chickpeas in the cupboard so soaked them overnight Monday and cooked Tuesday morning. Also made the curry yesterday as needed something quick for dinner as I was at the hospital all day. Nothing serious just fluids but takes over half the day to go in.

    Denise
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 25th Jul 19, 9:57 AM
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    Out portion of sausage shepherds pie, will take out asparagus to have with it and will see if I can make cold soup with the rest of it to go in fridge for lunches.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 25th Jul 19, 11:40 AM
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    Have got a leek & potato bake out from the freezer for dinner tonight. Just need to fry off some bacon and then stir through it, top with grated cheese and then bake for 20 minutes.

    Not sure whether I'll be eating much of it with this hot weather. Will see how I feel later.

    Have also got some mince out ready to make some meatballs for tomorrow night's dinner.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 27th Jul 19, 11:27 AM
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    Using up more stuff from the freezer today:

    prawns to have with salad for lunch
    HM meatballs & tomato sauce for dinner tonight.

    Outside freezer is gradually being emptied which is the general idea as would like to get everything left into the inside freezer so I can defrost and turn off the outside one before we go on holiday.

    Denise
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