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Any one interested in helping me make as many meals as possible using mostly what's stocked in my freezer/fridge/pantry? I still plan to pick up milk and produce at the store over the next couple of weeks, but I'd like to go 2 weeks to s month without doing anymore big shopping trips. (side note: we just moved to a new town where everything is bike-able distance, but not walkable, so if I can shave enough off the grocery bill I can afford to get a bike and bike trailer to tote the kids and myself around town.)

Here's the deal: We are a family of four. We aren't horribly picky, we love meat, but ds and I also LOVE vegetables. dd is gluten and dairy free so mostly I make everything gf-cf except for the raw milk smoothies I drink every day. Also dd is allergic to cashews and salmon, but we don't have any in the house.

Here's what is in the pantry
Several cans of tuna
Lots of brown rice
Dried black, pinto, navy, and pink beans and dried lentils
Several cans of tomato sauce and tomato paste
Assorted gluten free flours
Assorted cooking oils
Assorted vinegars

In the freezer
5 lbs of ground beef
Two whole chickens
Frozen peas
Frozen corn
Frozen black eyed peas
Frozen fruit for smoothies
Corned beef brisket
Brisket cut up into stew meat
Some assorted chicken pieces
Frozen gf pie crust
Flax seeds
Chia seeds

In the fridge
Several dozen eggs
Almond milk
Turkey kielbasa
Gluten free tamari
Hot dogs

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Chili with beans, tomato sauce, ground beef, frozen corn (use1/2 lb ground beef per batch, make 2 times)

Lentils and rice, maybe with bacon for flavor or just tamari and onion --plus salad (2-3 times)

Omelets with onions and cooked bacon and veggies inside (2-3 times)

Beanie weenie baked beans with hot dog, mustard and ketchup included in sauce --plus corn bread (2 times)

Roast chicken with a rice or quinoa pilaf including almonds and peas (1 time)

African-style peanut/tomato/chicken soup (with potatoes) (one whole chicken, use for two meals)

Tuna patties (made like salmon patties) with egg, cornmeal, onion --plus peas or a salad or a veggies-only stir fry (1-3 times)

Chicken pot pie with carrots, potatoes, peas (one time with chicken pieces)

Oatmeal/flour pancakes with ghee, fruit, or other toppings-- yes, this even works great for dinner (2-3 times)

Rice with chicken, flavored italian-style with tomato and zucchini (one time with chicken pieces)

Beef and broccoli on rice with peanut/tamari sauce +garlic :) (1 lb. beef make one time)

Beef brisket as main course with cooked cabbage, black eyed peas, carrots (one time)

Beef brisket stewed with beans, onion, and veggies (one time)

Eggs, beef, mushroom scramble (2 lb. beef, make once)

Fried rice with peas, carrots, egg, and tamari (2-3 times)

so, if the quantities work this could max out at 28 meals, maybe some leftovers for lunches but some things you may have more of or less of than is listed for these so your number of meals would shift

I added some potatoes, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms, salad, and garlic to your shopping list.

I didn't put in a meal with the kielbasa

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You might try the super cook web site. You can put in all the ingredients you have and search for recipes that use those things.

I would probably cook the whole chickens and remove all the meat. I would cut it up and put it in the freezer. You can use it in stir fry, soup, sandwiches, or salads and that will stretch it out.

I would plan to make soup at least once a week.



tuna soboro over rice

beans and rice possibly with hot dogs or sausage


chili dogs

chicken or beef pot pie

lentil soup

vegetable beef soup

taco salad


beef, tomato sauce and rice or lentils
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