Coral's Mystery Recipe Challenge
If you have read my recent post on what is still in the freezer, you will know that I still have enough food to last me for a few months. But I am bound and determined to make my way through it, trying my hardest not to buy too much food without getting through it first.
Generally, I am creative and can turn things into some wonderful meals. I do not often do that simply for me, so having someone else in my home this past month has helped me get through a good amount, because I spend more time when cooking for others.
I thought it might be fun to start a Recipe Challenge as a prompt for my fellow writers to view what is in my freezer , and help me to come up with recipes using what I already have, without having to go to the expense of buying a lot of new things.
Again, I want to remind everyone that the freezer is still full and can be used in combination with some of the items in my pantry below.
In my pantry (recalling without looking):
- Several cans of beans--red kidney, pinto, great northern, black
- Rice--brown, white, and jasmine
- Pasta--gemelli, fusilli, penne, Filipino pancit canton noodles
- Grains--quinoa and barley
- Beans & legumes--black lentils and small red beans
- Box of instant mashed potatoes
- Canned tomatoes, tomato puree
- 2 jars of sauerkraut
- Jars of lemon curd, blueberry jam, strawberry jam
- Quart jar of blackstrap molasses
- Flour and sugar in limited quantities
- Dried raisins, apricots
- Irish oats (not rolled)
- Nuts--almonds, pecans, cashews , sunflower seeds, pistachio (all shelled, and either raw or roasted w/no salt)
So, using my freezer foods, and the staples from my pantry (above), what might you come up with that would be new to me? I have a variety of condiments and spices, and will buy fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and plain yogurt, as necessary.
Remember, I typically live alone and do not care much for leftovers. As I am helping RGD, then cooking for two and four servings would also be great.
Should you choose to take on Coral's Mystery Recipe Challenge, and write your recipes, please make sure you mention me, if you would like, so I will see it easily in my notification, and use the following tags when you write your posts, so any of us can easily find them later:
#MysteryRecipeChallenge | MysteryFreezerMeals
Thanks, in advance, to all who want to help me save money, be creative, and develop and try some new recipes. The recipes I do choose to make, I will take pictures and write about the experiences of doing so, along with any adjustments I make.
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