The challenge for this week is to not buy food at the grocery store. You can read about this week's challenge here: Eating Out of the Freezer, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Snowville Creamery grass-fed milk (fridge, new container bought last week)
Organic fried egg with organic coconut oil (fridge, picked up from CSA farm last week)
Organic cheddar cheese (fridge, previously bought)
Organic Ezekiel bread (freezer, I usually freeze 1/2 of the bread)
Organic banana (fridge, bought last week)
Organic coconut date roll (pantry, previously bought)
Pasta with veggies (left over from last night)
Organic green figs (fridge, bought last week)
Organic apple (fridge, bought last week)
Fage yogurt (fridge, bought last week)
Enchiladas, made with:
Organic bell peppers (freezer, from our CSA farm)
Organic onion (left over from last week)
Organic lentils (pantry, previously bought)
Organic sour cream (fridge, left over from last week)
Organic cheese (fridge)
Organic salsa (pantry, previously bought)
Sweet corn salad (pantry, canned by dad's friend)
Organic whole wheat tortillas (freezer)
Thoughts: My original plan for tonight's dinner was some type of casserole. However, I was really struggling with what type of casserole to make. I was thinking something like Veggie Divan (a vegetarian take on Chicken Divan), but it did not sound appealing. I was really struggling all day trying to think of what to cook with the ingredients I had on hand. While driving home in traffic and listening to Classical music to relax, vegetarian enchiladas popped into my mind (thank you Tchaikovsky). I remembered that I had a package of frozen tortillas. A cup of peppers, some onion, sour cream, cheese, and salad and I have enchiladas. They were delicious!
My advice is to think of what you have on hand and get creative. Take a previous meal or meal idea and see how you can recreate it. If all else fails, just type your ingredients into Google and see what recipes come up.
>> What tips do you have for eating out of the freezer and/or pantry?