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What meals can I make from this list of ingredients?(10 Posts)
My kitchen cupboards are quite literally bursting at the seams with the amount of food in them so really need to start using the them. I'm at a loss of what to make and MN members are usually ace at this kind of thing.
Soooo, I currently have:
Stir fry sauces
Red and green lentils
Yellow split peas
Fuck ton of pasta
Tinned tomatoes x6
Quiche pastry cases
This does not include 13(!!!) Boxes of cereal, 10 jars of jams, 4 packs of various dried fruit, 5 tins of beans, tinned fish, tinned fruit, 3 packets of crackers, oatcakes,, yoghurts, etc
I think it's fair to say we'd be okay in the event of a zombie apocalypse
Any inspiration in what I can make from these ingredients would be massively appreciated! It's for me, DP and 14m old DS. Only things they are not fussed on are mushrooms, rice and eggs.
First thought is a risotto or a tomato pasta dish. Lots of options to throw in.
Well you don't need to do a full shop for about a month!
Pasta with home made sauce
Pies (inc sweet with the tinned and dried fruits)
Stews (inc fish stews)
Check the dates and use accordingly. Depending on your own finances could you donate any of it?
And start doing shopping lists and meal planning.
Honestly I could simply get eggs, milk and fresh veg and that would do me and dd about 6 weeks!
I would poach the haddock in the miso soup with broccoli, peas and spinach and then throw in some noodles before eating
Tuna & sweetcorn pasta
Mix sausages with some of the beans and tomatoes to make a sausage stew and serve it with couscous to soak up the juices and broccoli for extra veg
Assuming you've got spices you could do bean chilli and chickpea curry. Could use the lentils for a veggie shepherds pie or a soup if you're buying some fresh vegetables on top.
Oh how I wish my store cupboard had those ingredients in it. I’m a very unadventurous (but healthy) cook. Meat and two veg. Every day
Oooh all sorts!
- Lentil bolognaise and pasta (sounds weird but it's really nice!)
-chicken and sweetcorn risotto
-veg curry (throw in the split peas, chickpeas, etc etc to use them up) with rice
- black beans, could throw in a chilli?
-sausage casserole (using canneloni beans)
-sausage and tomato bake
-cowboy pie (sausages and beans topped with mash)
-haddock, again could throw into a curry or make a mild kedgeree (usually made with mackerel, you just need rice eggs and curry powder)
-lemon haddock with split peas, parsley sauce and new potatoes?
- haddock in a creamy sauce with pasta peas and broccoli
- mini pesto tomato and cheese quiches with salad?
- veggie lasagne (again using most of the veg you've listed topped with loads of cheese and garlic bread)
- bulgar wheat and lentil salad with feta (ideal for work lunches?)
- miso soup with noodles and broccoli
- cheese and spinach lasagne
- spinach quiches with bacon / cheese etc
that's all I can think of for now!
Ooh, jam crumble is gorgeous and so easy to make! Just put a load of jam in a semi deep dish, top with crumble mix (just need sugar flour and butter, pinch of coconut if wanted) bung it on top and cook for 40 mins, serve with custard - tastes almost like jam roly poly!
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