This week, instead of looking at recipes and making a grocery list, I went through the pantry and freezer and made a recipe list. With just a few addition ingredients from the store, we had a solid week of good food.
Today’s lunch was a spectacular success. I threw together a can of Progresso Chicken Gumbo, a small bit of leftover frozen okra and tomato, some vegetable stew and rice from earlier in the week, spiced it up with some extra spicy habenero sauce, and simmered it until it was hot. Some frozen Alexa onion rings on the side rounded it out. This all managed to get rid of one pantry food, two freezer foods, and two random leftover sides. Without tasting too much like leftover freezer foods.
So today, I’m not recommending you follow my recipe for freezer gumbo. See what you have lurking in the shadows of food stores, you may be suprised by what you can come up with!