Ack - illness and schedule changes meant not one item got used last week Hope to get some of this worked on this week.HeatherFeather wrote:Here is my list - I might change out a few things after I go through my stuff one more time.
1. Florida Sunshine blend (a salt grinder citrus herb blend)
2. jar of gourmet sweet potato jam/filling my kid got me as a gift
3. cardamom pods
4. dried lavender
5. Mrs Dash (I have almost every flavor - need to use more than the basic one)
6. Miracle Whip Lite (need to use up, half empty, bought by mistake)
7. 1/2 bottle miso marinade
8. orange ginger dressing
9. Everglades seasoning (Florida blend I bought and never tried)
10. Tuscan herb seasoning blend (bought at gourmet spice shop, still haven't tried)
1) Dried tomato and garlic pesto mix. I think this was in a gift basket. I mixed this with the sour cream and stirred into mashed potatoes. Killed two birds with one stone.
2) Southwestern Chipotle Seasoning Blend. A Tupperware freebie. Mixed about half the seasoning with flour and used on chicken strips. Tasty but not good enough to buy the mix.
3) Knorr chicken Noodle Soup Mix. Pretty sure Sweetie bought this. Cook this for lunch on Thursday. Pretty good for a premade soup. It wasn't overly salty like the canned chicken noodle soup. Didn't find any chicken but didn't expect to in a dried soup.
4) A cup of sour cream. Used in mashed potatoes
5) Enchilada sauce. Another mystery food. I make enchilada sauce.
6) 1/2 jar marshmallow fluff. Almost gone. Ate on baked yams.
7) 1 5 ounce can spicy v-8 juice.
8) Jalapeno jelly. Homemade but too much of it.
9) Balsamic Berry Grilling Sauce. I think Sweetie "acquired" this one too. Opened, tasted and poured down the drain. It wasn't expired but it tasted awful BLECH!
10) Misc. liquors. Most purchased for recipes but some from sources unknown. Used raspberry vodka, Irish cream and Kahlua in an Irish Raspberry Martini. Good stuff!!
Did pretty good with the list this week.
I haven't touched mine yet either.
I was also trying to eat light. So, I lightened up my zucchini and rice casserole by using egg beaters, low fat cheese and cottage cheese instead of sour cream which had to be used.
I also used whole breadcrumbs from the freezer, also had to use. The salisbury, I used a small container of 2% milk, more whole wheat bread, also some frozen (seasoning blend; a mix of onion peppers and celery), and more egg beaters.
So, I was happy. I used up a a lot, but only the gravy was on this list. But it was a nice way to really use up a bunch of items.
1) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/lindas ... nger-rolls (used some light mayo and green olives)
2) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/poutin ... d-potatoes (used up my beef bouillon cubes and lite string cheese)
3) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/tipsy-chicken (used some dry sherry and honey)
4) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/hambur ... -crock-pot (used up my onion powder and beef bouillon granules)
5) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/raspberry-granola made today...it's cooling now. This smelled incredible...like I'd like to smear it on my body but then I'd be all sticky so I'd settle for a candle with this scent. (used up a 2008 jar of raspberry preserves which still tasted good, coconut oil, honey and toasted blueberry flaxseed that is soon to expire)
6) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/dawns-ranch-dip going to make this tag soon. (uses an old packet of dry ranch mix, cottage cheese, sour cream and mayo)
7) http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/potpourri-simmer-pot going to make this tag soon. (uses lots of things moldering in my spice cabinet: cinnamon sticks, cinnamon bark, whole cloves, vanilla and fenugreek which I think I only have ground but have never used it and have been meaning too. Got it in a spice exchange at kk's over a year ago.)
Well all together that uses more than 10 things.
I like to make my own blends as well
Today I got around to using more from my spice drawer. I made some soup for lunch today, using left over cooked steak I had in the freezer, some barley I had sitting in the cupboard, and some parsnips, carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms, I bought a couple weeks ago, and beef bouillon powder I always have on hand. I used basil, oregano, thyme and bay leaves from my spice drawer.
I will use some more spices later when I start cooking some ribs I bought on Saturday. I am going to make up 4 racks of ribs, with seasonings, then 2 racks are going for dinner and 2 will head to the freezer for a quick dinner some other day. I found it is faster to have precooked seasoned ribs ready than trying to defrost and cook later. I will probably use onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, and not sure what else yet. I will be using Honey Garlic BBQ Sauce to smoother them later. I plan on using some organic sweet potatoes that I got a couple weeks ago as a side dish, just not sure how to do them up. I was thinking just baked.