I couldn’t sleep the other night (despite the fact that Ellen had me up until 5am the night before) because I am pregnant and that’s what I do. So, what better time to organize and clean out the pantry, amiright?
I pulled out all of the ingredients and items that we don’t really use or that were about to go bad. I hate wasting food. Haaaate.
Most of the things I can find a use for at some point (dried black beans, pizza dough mix, steel cut oats, etc.), but there were a few wildcard ingredients that I’m sure I bought when I thought I might be Ree Drummond or perhaps someone that doesn’t need to buy prepackaged, convenience items at the store. Hearty laugh.
So, as I said, my mission, which I choose to accept, is to use all of these ingredients in the upcoming week or so. Here is what’s on the menu:
I’m planning on cooking these in a crock pot and making succotash and then freezing the rest in it’s own liquid to use as a side dish for other meals.
Sweet Potato Flour:
I am making a big batch of sweet potato pancakes to eat and then freeze for easy morning breakfasts. The rest of the flour will be used to make apple cinnamon sweet potato muffins.
French’s Fried Onions:
I think I’m just going to go with the recipe on the back of the container for this one: Crunchy Onion Chicken. Sounds healthy. Either that or I might make homemade party mix and use them in there. Don’t tell Mike that though. I HATE making party mix.
Let’s be more specific here: expired Pedialyte. It says it’s garbage after 48 hours. Is that garbage in itself? Can I water my plants with this stuff? Will it make my hair shiny? What do you do with a ton of expired Pedialyte?
And, from this moment on, I promise to never buy crap that won’t get eaten. I always say that.
Also, if you’re still reading this (and why wouldn’t you be?) and you have any better recipes for these gourmets, leave a link, por favor.