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What meals can I make from this list of ingredients?

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namaste86 Sun 13-May-18 20:54:55

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:
Miso soup
Pesto
Stir fry sauces
Split peas
Red and green lentils
Yellow split peas
Bulgaria wheat
Black beans
Cannellini beans
Chickpeas X2
Sweetcorn
Orzo
Fuck ton of pasta
Risotto rice
Couscous
Passata
Tinned tomatoes x6

Freezer:
Quiche pastry cases
Sausages
Broccoli
Peas
Spinach
Lasagne sheets
Haddock fillets

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 shock

I think it's fair to say we'd be okay in the event of a zombie apocalypse grin

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.

Thanks smile

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scotsheather Sun 13-May-18 22:38:56

First thought is a risotto or a tomato pasta dish. Lots of options to throw in.

Graphista Sun 13-May-18 22:44:06

Well you don't need to do a full shop for about a month!

Pasta with home made sauce
Risotto
Stir fry
Soups
Quiche
Pies (inc sweet with the tinned and dried fruits)
Lasagne
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!

Graphista Sun 13-May-18 22:44:35

Curries too.

Blondie1984 Sun 13-May-18 22:50:52

I would poach the haddock in the miso soup with broccoli, peas and spinach and then throw in some noodles before eating

Blondie1984 Sun 13-May-18 22:56:52

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

ButFirstTea Sun 13-May-18 23:01:23

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.

llangennith Sun 13-May-18 23:06:52

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 dayhmm

jellycrumble Sun 13-May-18 23:09:25

Oooh all sorts!

- Lentil bolognaise and pasta (sounds weird but it's really nice!)
-chicken and sweetcorn risotto
-pesto pasta
-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!

jellycrumble Sun 13-May-18 23:12:37

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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