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Anyone want a not very interesting food challenge?

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annandale Sun 19-Mar-17 17:13:17

I'm hoping to keep the food spend down this week. Shouldn't be too hard as I have just done an inventory of every edible thing we have and am quite shock at how much we have, must do this more often. It's in an unhelpful order because I've just listed it from top to bottom in the cupboards.

Of course I can see some obvious meals here but would quite like to try something different from our usual. Anyone who wants to try to make a meal from this lot, i'd be really grateful for anything a bit more interesting, I'm a dull cook usually. We're omnivores and there are 3 of us, and I'll be doing packed lunches as well.

penguin biscuit1
ice cream conespack
mixed pasta2 kilos
suet1 pack, very old but unopened
fusillifew pieces
orange squash1 litre
popcornhalf pack
nori2 sheets
drinking chochalf pot
gelatine1 sachet, few leaves
ground coffee1 pack
coffee beans1 pack
instant coffee2 pots caf, 1.5 pot decaf
miso soup paste2 sachets
icing sugarhalf a shaker
black treaclehalf a pot
quick yeastmost of a pot
spices, herbs, baking powder, bicarb, cream of tartarrange
ground almonds3 ounces?
vegetable stock powdera few spoonfuls
tinned chopped toms6 tins
peas1 small tin
baked beans 4 tins
kidney beans1 tin
apricots2 small tins
tahini2 large spoonfuls
anchovies1 tin
tuna2 tins
sardines in tomato sauce2 tins
cornflourmost of a packet
custard powdermost of a pot
raisins a handful
plain flour1.5kg
caster sugar0.5kg
soft brown sugar1 oz
noodles1 pack
red split peas100g
multipurpose baking mixhalf a pack
lasagnemost of a packet
ground rice200grams
porridge oats800 grams
cerealhalf a packet
brown sliced1.5 loaves
white sliced1 loaf
white rolls 5
eggs17 large
cheddarsmall lump
parmesansmall lump
camembertwhole circle
eating apples4
cooking apple1
tangerine 1
greek yogurthalf a large pot
stork for cakes200g
peach yogurts6
little gem2
broccoli1 head
bacon14 rashers
potatoes3 small
vanilla ice cream400g
salmon fillets4
frozen mince 800 g
frozen peas, spinach, sweetcorn
frozen coley pieces6
oil, vinegar, Branston, rice wine
marmite, mincemeat, teabags, spoonful of jam
milk8 litres

hangingkebab Sun 19-Mar-17 17:20:58

Ooh fun!
Ok, I would make...
Leek, potato and bacon soup. Maybe use the suet and cheese to make dumplings if you need to bulk it up.
Marinate the salmon fillets with miso/spices/maybe a bit of treacle, serve with noodle stir fry using some of the veg you have (broccoli, peas etc).
Pasta with tomato and anchovy sauce.

Any good?

annandale Sun 19-Mar-17 17:22:48

Ooh thank you re the salmon marinade, that's brilliant and that's tonight sorted!

toffeeboffin Sun 19-Mar-17 17:23:08

Definitely do a quiche or two with the eggs, flour, stork to do the pastry, bacon, onion, broccoli, spinach, sweetcorn and the cheeses. I also usually put leftover mashed potato in mine.

Do an apple crisp too - like crumble but uses oats instead of just flour.

Lasagne with the mince, mushrooms and carrots.

annandale Sun 19-Mar-17 17:24:13

Never thought of dumplings.

hangingkebab Sun 19-Mar-17 17:24:46

Oh, and a store cupboard staple from my mum's repertoire is cheese pudding - soak slightly stale bread in milk for 10 mins or so, then beat in eggs, seasoning and shitloads of grated cheese. Put in a greased tin and bake until cooked through and golden, then eat with lashings of ketchup. We bloody loved it as kids.

hangingkebab Sun 19-Mar-17 17:26:10

Glad the salmon will be there are 4 fillets and 3 of you, I shall pop round at about 7pm. grin

hangingkebab Sun 19-Mar-17 17:27:29

toffeeboffin mashed potato in quiche?! That is one I have to try!

toffeeboffin Sun 19-Mar-17 17:28:18

Here's the apple crisp recipe

Good with ice cream or custard

Blondie1984 Sun 19-Mar-17 17:28:36

I would do a noodle soup using the miso, noodles, salmon or coley and some of your veg

toffeeboffin Sun 19-Mar-17 17:29:48

Yup. Just blend in with the eggs and milk before you pour into the pastry base. You can hardly taste it!

Nice with sweet potato mash too I. E Bacon, feta, sweet potato quiche.

toffeeboffin Sun 19-Mar-17 17:31:59

You could also put the drained Tinned apricots in the apple crisp.

annandale Sun 19-Mar-17 17:40:45

You're very welcome hanging smile and I notice that possibly accidentally, I left out the half bottle of wine in the fridge. DH isn't drinking so I could do with a hand grin

Norland Sun 19-Mar-17 17:44:30

There are a few websites that will give you recipes based on what you have ingredients-wise :

annandale Sun 19-Mar-17 17:57:44

Sunday - marinated salmon with noodles in stock, banan custard
Monday - sardine sandwiches for lunch, lasagne in the evening, fruit for pud
Tuesday - salad with anchovies for lunch, quiche in the evening, yogurts
Weds - pizza
Thurs - tuna sandwiches for lunch, egg fried rice in the evening

that's as far as i've got

foodiemama26 Sun 19-Mar-17 18:40:15

overnight oats for breakfast with the fruit, ground almonds and yogurt?
egg muffins for easy lunches/snacks with the veggies and cheese?

hangingkebab Sun 19-Mar-17 19:02:19

It's a date!

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