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Eat from the Pantry

August 15th, 2015 at 05:06 pm

Our coach left this morning - oh, F is so, so sad! I think he was the best one so far... like the perfect big brother for F.

I've been spending the morning washing sheets etc. But I don't care - we invited him to come back asap for our city's Fiestas! There is another coach that is here not only part of the summer but also Fall and Spring, and he'll be here for Fiestas, too, and they're friends.

Tonight we are going to our friends' house for a summer afternoon potluck. I am bringing a flourless chocolate cake because I always have the ingredients for flourless chocolate cake on hand!

I need to go to the store tomorrow, but we've got a lot of food still in the fridge, so it's an eat-from-the-pantry meal plan.

What I have: celery, a cucumber, half a watermelon, half a cantaloupe, frozen chicken, some eggs, half of a head of lettuce, whole head of cauliflower, rice, four cans of soup, a few sausages and hot dogs in the freezer, enough turkey burger in the freezer for turkey burgers (plus we have buns in the freezer!), french fries in the freezer, three meals worth of white chicken chile in the freezer... wow, it's a lot!

We need a couple of staples: olive oil, butter. Also some fruit - peaches are on sale and so are cucumbers and mini tomatoes.

Here are the meals I can think of for the next week and a half or so:
- tortilla espanola (I have eggs and potatoes, so I think we're set)
- mexican eggs with salad (need to buy more corn tortillas and green onions and eggs, a couple of courgettes would be nice to have alongside)
- white chicken chile from the freezer with a salad (need a head of lettuce)
- big salad and toast (using the rest of that head of lettuce, probably should buy some more carrots)
- soup with garlic bread
- general tso chicken with rice and cabbage (can use the other half of the green onions I buy for Mexican eggs and a cabbage would be nice since it's not expensive)
- roasted cauliflower with sausages/buns
- turkey burgers with french fries

5 Responses to “Eat from the Pantry”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So ... what do you need to make the chocolate cake? Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    Easiest recipe ever!
    3.5 oz chocolate (I use dark chocolate)
    1 stick of butter
    3 eggs beaten
    3/4 c sugar
    1/2 c cocoa powder
    1/2 t baking powder
    1 t vanilla

    melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over another bowl of hot simmering water
    when everything is melted, take it off the heat
    add sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder
    add vanilla
    add eggs
    mix well
    put into a round pan 8" or 9" or whatever you have
    bake 30 min. at 300 F

    that's it! It's all done - I used a pan with a removable edge and I put it on a piece of parchment paper, so I just need to get it out of the pan and dust with some powdered sugar! And it's naturally gluten free!

  3. Jenn Says:

    Thanks for that recipe! I'm going to try it - I'm attempting to keep our diets low in grains.

    Your Asian meatballs recipe is now a staple for our family. We're having them this week in fact.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    This looks really good! Would an 8" square glass pan work too? I don't have any round pans.

  5. Buendia Says:

    Thank you! I love the asian meatballs, too!
    Yes, a square glass pan would work fine!

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