Do you ever need to use up food items in your fridge, freezer or pantry? Maybe you are going on a trip, need to make space in the freezer or want to do a thorough cleaning of the refrigerator. Well, this is going to be one of those weeks around here. I am dubbing this week’s menu – “Use It Up”!
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Dee’s Menu – Use It Up!
I did a survey of food items I have on hand that I want to use this week. I started with refrigerated perishables, then took stock of unrefrigerated perishables (onions, potatoes, bananas). I’m still working on my ongoing “clean out the freezer” project so I added in some items from there, as well. My pantry is packed, too, but I need to do a complete overall of that…another time.
Ingredients I Want to Use:
- smoked sausage
- fresh corn on the cob
- 1/2 head of cabbage
- leftover coleslaw
- leftover baked beans
- French bread
After considering my list, here is what I came up with…
- babyback ribs in slow cooker
- corn on the cob
- baked beans
- Cabbage, Potatoes and Sausage ~ An Instant Pot Recipe
- toasted French bread
- green beans
- garlic bread
- grilled brats
- roasted potatoes, peppers, onion and carrots
- orange slices
- egg salad sandwiches
- fresh fruit salad
Stay tuned for a “Use It Up – Pantry Version” menu sometime soon!
The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle is going to be released this week and I hear there will be over 450 recipes included! I’ll be sharing more about it Wednesday when it is released so keep an eye out. It’s only available for a week, though!
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I am loving my Instant Pot. Not only is it a pressure cooker but it can also be used as a slow cooker. The best part is that it also has a sauté feature so I can brown meat in it first then switch to slow cooker. That means one less pan to wash…always a good thing!
This post is linked up at I’m an Organizing Junkie. Check it out for lots of great menu ideas!