Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pantry Sweep

I've decided to put my foot down. Every night that I come home and don't go out, I sit around hemming and hawing over what to make for dinner. And usually i end up eating crackers and cereal. Or sometimes I stop at Chipotle or Qdoba. I decided that I am wasting money and eating like crap... when I have a whole pantry full of goods that are begging to be consumed. Plus I have the fridge, full of half bags of shredded cheese and jars of almost empty, but not ready to be thrown, spaghetti sauce.
So my goal this week is to use up everything edible in my pantry\fridge and make yummy meals in the process!
Last night I made Baked Penne with Chicken Parmigiana.
In that process I used up a jar of marinara sauce, a shallot, penne pasta, mozzarella cheese and one lonely chicken tender in the freezer.
It was yum-a-licious!

Tomorrow I will post what I just made for dinner: Southwestern Spaghetti Skillet. Yee-Haw!



Kristina P. said...

This looks awesome! And like a great dish for fall. Superdell would probably hate it.

Stephanie Faris said...

That takes some creativity. I can't cook anything without a recipe...which means I could eat up all the stuff in the pantry, but each item would necessitate a trip to the store to buy all the other stuff in the recipe with it!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I have such an aversion to cooking but it is always so satisfying when you can whip up something delish using what you have on hand. yay you!

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious!!!!

kel said...

Looks delish!!

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