"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-26-2006, 03:24 PM   #11
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,834
I've come up with some really good combinations by cooking from the pantry, or cooking from the freezer. One of my latests "hairs" is to cook up lots of stuff into good recipes and freeze them with my new foodsaver bags so we can have short order when we need or want them - or when I just don't want to cook, perhaps. In the process I will get my freezer cleaned out and have things in a more nearly "ready" state, like ready made meals, but homemade.
__________________

__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 06:57 PM   #12
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by licia
I've come up with some really good combinations by cooking from the pantry, or cooking from the freezer. One of my latests "hairs" is to cook up lots of stuff into good recipes and freeze them with my new foodsaver bags so we can have short order when we need or want them - or when I just don't want to cook, perhaps. In the process I will get my freezer cleaned out and have things in a more nearly "ready" state, like ready made meals, but homemade.
Oh, yeah. If I had the freezer space, I'd love to do this "cook once a month" deal. I totally bow to those that can do this.
__________________

__________________
velochic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 07:52 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,673
i do that often. cook from what's around already. i buy fresh, & keep plenty in the kitchen, too.
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdswife
I only laugh because...we have enough in the pantry to last forever but... hubby "needed" a special box filled with stuff.
your hubby is a smart man in more ways than just choosing a wife, trish.
ya never know. be prepared (doing the boy scout hand sign)

we always keep between 5 and 30 gallons of water in our basement. that is, we buy bottled water, usually 30 gallons (3 individual gallons per box) from the supermarket, and use it over a few weeks instead of drinking the heavily chlorinated "pool water" that comes out of our taps. when we get low, i haul home another 10 boxes.

we also could live for a month or 2 on our freezers and pantries, but there would be some very strange combos in the final weeks.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 08:59 AM   #15
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
I'm getting ready to go on temporary layoff for a month as the country club I work for closes for the month of Feb. I'm trying to stock up on some items, so that I don't have to go to the store to much. Luckily, PeppA is working, we'll both have tax refunds to work with, and I'll be able to get unemployment, so I'm not sweating it.

I think of Feb. as time to explore new techniques and cuisines, and to experiment with other things. I'm trying to stock up on the supplies needed so I can make a few batches of Lo Mein Noodles, as I'm kind of dissatisfied with the local Chinese places, and I want to put a good recipe for that in my cookbook.

We're also working with what we have "on hand" at work, trying to clear space out of the freezer, as that's where a lot of our perishable goods are going. Fresh produce, bread, and other goodies that can't be frozen will be given out to the help Sunday.
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 01:10 PM   #16
Executive Chef
 
Piccolina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,319
Send a message via AIM to Piccolina Send a message via MSN to Piccolina Send a message via Yahoo to Piccolina
I started my pantry menu last night - with help from things in the fridge. Tonight I'm making vegetarian sweet and sour sauce and veggies over rice and chicken spring rolls. DH is getting a treat (lol, which I must go start momentarily) of a chocolate custard pie. It's fun to play around with what you've just got on hand, I've come up with some pretty cool recipes before that way
__________________
Jessica

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren
Piccolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 05:16 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
I'm getting better at being a food pack rat, but we've been pretty good on the water thing like buckytom (our tap water tastes fine, btw, so this stash is for your basic emergency situation).

At first we were calling it our Y2K water. Now it's our al Quaeda water.
__________________

__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.