Our big moving day is approaching fast. Only ten days to go! Yikes!
In the past few weeks I’ve tried to use up the food in my fridge, freezer, and pantry. While I have made great progress, there is still so much left! I do realize it’s kind of silly to have seven different kinds of noodles in my kitchen. Yes, seven! And that’s just one example. You may roll your eyes at me now.
In our new apartment, I want to adopt a more minimalist approach, only buying what I really need, instead of hoarding tons of ingredients like a hamster.
I’ve also noticed that my grocery bills were a lot lower this month. Shopping from your pantry is a great way to save some money!
Here are some random meals and snacks I made over the past few days, using up some of my pantry foods.
I finally got rid of those frozen potato dumplings. I paired them with brussel sprouts, red cabbage, and an awesome mushroom sauce.
Next I made a quick broth with seaweed and dried shiitake mushrooms. And I added some frozen mandu (Korean dumplings), broccoli, and leftover rice.
A few weeks ago, I bought a new jar of tahini. It’s from a different brand, and I really didn’t like it. Way too bitter! But surprisingly, tahini is a great peanut butter replacement in cookies! Even the husband loved them.
There are still a few slices of toast in my freezer. Sigh!
My favorite way of eating broccoli is roasted. I just put a few frozen florets on my silicon baking mat and roast them in the oven for 25 minutes. So simple, so good.
I have plans for most of my frozen ingredients, but I’m struggling with that bag of spinach. I’ve used it in a few recipes already, but there’s still so much left.
What are your favorite easy spinach recipes? Please share!