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Monday, March 31, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This Menu Plan Monday is going to be a little different for me. I've decided I need to clean out the pantry to make room for newer staple items with expiration dates that aren't so soon! So below is a list of items that I want cleared out of the pantry this week. It's my job each day to decide what to make with the following items! *Feel free to leave suggestions!*

Pantry items to clear out:
various creamed soups
canned salmon
Hamburger Helper box (actually I may donate this on the food drive)
a million packs of pudding
Zatarain's rice mix
kidney beans
canned creamed corn
box of mac and cheese
corn muffin mix
canned tomatoes
cookie mixes
large bag of potatoes
large bag of onions

Breakfasts: Oatmeal, fruit-fresh or canned, toast, waffles, eggs
Lunches: Sandwhiches, soups, leftovers, salads
Drinks: tea, koolaid, water, milk, juice
Snacks: Fruit, cheese, cubed meat, snack crackers, veggies


  1. Wow, sounds like it could be an interesting dinner week at your house. :-) Good luck with your pantry cleanout!

  2. Potato soup, beans and rice, and salmon patties came to my mind. Good luck! Have a great week!

  3. I think Wifey said everything I would pick also. I've had creamed corn in potato soup and its good.Have a great week.

  4. Looks like you are going to be having pudding and cookies for dessert this week! You can take and add a pudding mix to one of your cookie mixes to make it more moist!

    You could put the creamed corn in your corn muffin mix for part of the liquid to make those up to go with beans and rice.

    You could make up the box of mac & cheese add a can of creamed soup and a can of salmon put in the oven in a greased casserole dish heat thru and have "cheesy salmon casserole" very similiar to cheesy tuna casserole. :) If you have any shredded cheese you can add that on top.

    Hope that helps empty your pantry! :)

    Enjoy your week!


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