Sunday, July 26, 2009

Supper Time: Eating from the Pantry/Freezer/Fridge July 26th-August 1st

Out of the guilt of knowing there was no coach for my daughters flag football cheerleading squad (and being a former college cheerleader and varsity high school cheerleading coach myself), I now have a new position! My daugher is thrilled, and that's what it's all about, right??!! It's about that time again (football season) and this week we have "camp" every evening to learn the cheers and halftime routine. And while I'm busy with the girls, my husband is running camp for his boys...his high school football players. So starts our busy season around here!!
Which brings me to trying something new. This week I will be trying to "eat mostly from the pantry/fridge/freezer" since we have so much stocked up, the sales aren't too great, and I really don't have time to run to the store.
Things I have to use are:

cube steaks
ground beef
cheeses (american, mozzarella, swiss)
mashed potatoes (boxed)
scalloped potatoes (boxed)
baking mix
a ton of Hamburger Helper
rice (flavored and white)
frozen pie crusts
frozen pizza shells

These are some ideas I have planned for meals this week (give or take)...any ideas for the ingredients I have I'd love to hear them!!

BBQ (I have taken Amy's advice and loaded up the grill, so to have leftovers for lunch or in case we are running behind and we need a quick fix supper!)
Creamy chicken
Cheeseburger Pie
Quiche Lorraine (with frozen pie crust)
Hamburger Helper (any variety)
Macaroni Grill Kit
Homemade Pizza (or we may hit the pizza parlor on "cheap" night, take one to go, and go hang out by our little country airport on our way home and watch the parachuter's...a favorite of ours to do!!)
Chicken Fried Steak (or cube steaks prepared some other way)

Linked to: Menu Plan Monday


  1. sounds like you have a good plan for a very busy week! Watching the parachuters sounds lovely!!

  2. I'm doing pantry/freezer/fridge cooking this week too. I am trying chicken fried steak fingers with my cube steak. I thought the kids would love to dip them in the white gravy.

    Enjoy coaching your daughter's squad!


  3. That creamy chicken sounds yummy! I've tried that cheeseburger pie before but I didn't care for it. Hubby thought it was fine. Here's the recipe I've used for years (I've had the cookbook since I was little) Just thought I'd pass it on. I haven't made the crust, I have always just bought some frozen crusts. It makes me want to have it though, so I might just have to make the crust since I don't have any frozen on hand. ;) Great MPM and have fun at cheerleading camp. I miss those days!

  4. I've never made a quiche. I love having it out from time to time, but I've never made it.

  5. I tried cheeseburger pie once, it was pretty good! :)