Originally Posted by aliah79
Can I get a little help with ideas?
We have 5 days until payday, and had very little to buy groceries with this past payday. So we're definitely eating out of the pantry. Problem is my pantry is pretty bare right now.
Lots of frozen chicken breasts
Family pkg chicken thighs
1 turkey breast
1 pkg stir fry veggies
1.5 boxes of pasta
Lg bag of jasmine rice
Canned tomato sauce
Canned diced tomatoes
Chicken broth (lots)
Small amount of quinoa
1.5 sticks of butter
Small amount of cheddar
Small amount of mozarella
Milk (about 1/2 gal)
Carrots (a few)
I have two ravenous little boys, a husband who needs lunches, and me who stays home and needs to make lunch for me and & the boys... plus dinners.
I can probably make some bread, though it never seems to turn out very well. Plus I have various spices and condiments, etc.
I do have a small amount of money I could buy a few things with... like we really need eggs... some fresh produce is high on my list too since we have almost nothing as far as fruits & veggies go, even my hidden jars of applesauce were eaten last week LOL.
So far I have:
Chicken stir fry - leftovers for lunch
Chicken w/ tomatoes, mozarella & pasta - leftovers for lunch
Pancakes and/or waffles
I was thinking I could use some chicken thighs & broth and maybe try making some egg noodles for some soup...
Make some oven fried chicken w/ the other thighs... (the boys favorite)
Thought or ideas?
Well you look like you have 4 meals already!
I love to dice up a turkey breast, saute it with some onion and garlic, throw on some salt and pepper. Turn the heat down low and add your cream cheese and a couple tbsp of sour cream. Spice as you like. I would put in some garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cayenne, or curry powder, or chilli powder and cumin, etc. Throw in whatever veg you have on hand, and toss it into a casserole dish with rice or noodles. Grate some cheese on top and bake for 20 min at 350.
Ideas for lunch:
Make a big thing of chicken salad (uses up some chicken and celery)
Make pizza dough (way easier than baking bread) This can tide you over a couple of lunches. (I have a great recipe if you need one)
1st lunch: roll out some of the dough and brush with butter and italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 400 degrees till golden brown. Cut up and dip in pizza sauce. (Tomato sauce with italian seasoning, oregano, and garlic) Serve with carrots and celery and dip.
2nd lunch: Use your left over chicken mozza dish to make calzones. Roll out little circles (I cut them out with a dessert bowl, it's a perfect size), put a couple spoonfuls of the left overs into each and fold over. Crimp edges with a fork and brush with an egg white. Grease and flour a cookie sheet and bake calzones till golden brown. (400 degrees)
Other ideas from what you have:
: Feels like a treat, but can easily be warmed up for breakfast, or served cold for a snack or dessert. (again, I can easily provide recipe.)
ETA check out www.breadtopia.com
to learn breadmaking for newbies. I am now making awesome bread!!!!