Friday, January 21, 2011

Pantry & Freezer Staples for Frugal Cooking


We all know its 6 pm and what are we going to have for dinner? With work schedules, school, sports, and activities our lives as families can be very hectic! It is all too tempting to run through the drive thru and pick up a quick meal for the family. In our house, we normally do not do fast food on a regular basis. It is normally a treat and usually only occurs about once a month. Below are some items I keep on hand at all times in my pantry and freezer that can easy create a quick and easy family dinner!
Freezer:
Lean Ground Beef
Chicken Breasts
Corn
Carrots
Diced Onions
Pantry:
Spaghetti Noodles
Spaghetti Sauce
Egg Noodles
Tomato Sauce
Chicken Broth
Beef Broth
Diced Tomatoes
Tomato Paste
Canned Corn
Bread Crumbs
Taco Shells

I find that having these items on hand, I can often create a quick and easy meal with other items in the refrigerator or freezer or use the items just by themselves! I can quickly make Tacos, Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Spaghetti, Chicken Parmesan, Skillet Lasagna, and much more!

1 comment:

  1. going to take a look at your skillet lasagna recipe!

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