Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pantry Challenge

We've moved every year for the past 3 years. One thing I've learned is to clear my cupboards. Move the least amount of food items possible - canned goods are heavy! We did one last grocery trip to stock-up on some essentials, but then after that I'm challenging myself to use up as much of our pantry items as possible. What's left at the end of the month, we'll probably donate to a food bank, so we don't have to move it.

Below is a complete list of what we have now (minus my the spices in my spice drawer). I thought it would be fun to share this list and compare what we have left when it's moving day.

I made this list Saturday morning, so some items have already been crossed off!

PANTRY
  • 5 yellow onions (I've used 1)
  • 1 can tuna fish
  • 2 cans great northern beans
  • 1 small jar pimientos
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can french onion soup
  • 4 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 1 jar sweet gherkins
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 4 small cans green chiles
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 individual serving of Velveeta shells & cheese
  • 1 small jar of mayo
  • partial box of Minute tapioca pudding
  • partial jar of peanut butter
  • about 2 servings of instant white rice
  • 2 boxes spaghetti noodles
  • 1 box of Rice-A-Roni fried rice
  • partial box of Cream of Wheat
  • 1 box of cheesy scalloped potatoes
  • 1 bag of croutons
  • 1 jar instant wild rice
  • half box of lasagna noodles
  • partial box Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups instant oatmeal (yes I measured it :)
  • 1/2 container of French Fried Onions
  • almost an entire can of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 container of baking cocoa
  • 1 bottle of ketchup
  • 1 jar of funfetti vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 bag slivered almonds
  • about 4lbs of sugar
  • about 5lbs of flour
  • about 2 lbs of light brown sugar
  • 3 bulbs of garlic
  • large bottle of apple cider vinegar
  • partial bottle of white vinegar
  • partial bottle of rice wine vinegar
  • partial bottle of soy sauce
  • partial bottle of worcetershire sauce
  • large bottle of EVOO
  • partial can of baking powder
  • partial box of baking soda 
  • partial bag of Cheeze-It Snack Mix
  • 1/2 loaf bread
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • 2 partial bags of coffee 
  • some popcorn kernels 
REFRIGERATOR
  • 1/2 tub blue cheese
  • 2 cheese sticks
  • 3 slices baby swiss cheese
  • 10 slices colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 bag of mozzarella
  • 13 slices american cheese
  • 1 tortilla shell
  • tiny bit of yellow mustard
  • about 1/4 bottle of buffalo ranch dressing
  • partial container of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 bottle tobasco sauce
  • tiny bit of mayo
  • partial bottle of Frank's RedHot Chili Sauce
  • partial bottle of chocolate syrup
  • partial bottle of caramel syrup
  • partial bottle of white chocolate mocha coffee creamer
  • partial jar of minced garlic
  • partial bottle of ceaser dressing
  • partial bottle of spicy brown mustard
  • partial bottle of ketchup
  • almost a full bottle of A1
  • partial bottle of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tube tomato paste
  • partial bottle of squeezable pizza sauce
  • partial bottle of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 bottle of honey mustard dressing
  • tub of margarine
  • 1 bag celery hearts
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescents
  • 8 sticks of butter
  • handful of baby carrots
  • 2 Arnold Palmers (Tim drank 1)
  • 5 bottles of Leinenkugel Berry Weiss (we've drank 2)
  • partial bottle of maple syrup
  • 2 partial jars of salsa
  • 1 individual yogurt
  • 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • partial jar of applesauce 
FREEZER
  •  2 whole chickens (I have one cooked, and have used half of it)
  • 1lb pork sausage
  • 1 pack of cheddarwurst
  • 6 chicken breasts (I've used 2)
  • 1lb cheddar cheese
  • 2 sirloin steaks (We've ate 1)
  • 1 pork shoulder
  • 1 ham steak
  • 1/2 bag cocoanut
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • plum pierogi
  • 1/2 bag corn
  • 8 1/2 cups chicken stock (I've used 5)
  • 4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
SHOPPING TRIP 
  • 8 ct. pack of tortillas
  • tortilla chips
  • cilantro (I've used half the bundle)
  • 2 jalapenos
  • loaf of bread
  • 2 limes
  • dozen eggs
  • 1lb baby carrots 
  • 1/2lb lunch meat
  • 7 bananas (we've ate 3)
  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
Some of the meals we've had so far; hot ham & cheese sandwiches, grilled steak, chicken tortilla soup, chicken and white rice in spaghetti sauce

2 comments:

  1. Caroline NurenbergMay 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    I am excited to have you as our neighbor. We didn't do much together growing up but I would love to get to know your family.

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    1. Caroline, we're excited too! We'll have to get together sometime :)

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