Wednesday, August 3, 2016

State of the Freezer & Pantry...End of July Update

Taking a page out of "Anne in the Kitchen"'s book, I decided to track what we used up from the freezer and pantry in July on dinners.

I also tried to track what we added to both in July.

What was Used.....


* 4 packages of Chicken Thighs
* 2 packages Salmon
* 2 bags of Brussels Sprouts
* 1/2 bag Breaded Fish
* 3 packages Hamburger Patties
* 2 packages Hot Dogs
* 4 lb. Chicken Breasts
* 3 Pork Roasts
* 1 lb. Ground Beef
* 1 lb. Ground Turkey
* 3 lb. Bacon
* 1 lb. rolled Sausage
* 1 bag Sugar Snap Peas
* 2 Corned Beefs
* 1 bag Shrimp
* 4 lb. Ground Beef


* 2/3 Corn Tortillas
* 3 cases of Water
* 1 package Spanish Rice mix
* 1 boxes Spaghetti
* 1 boxe Elbow Macaroni
* 1 lb. Yellow-Eyed Beans
* 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
* 1 jar Mayo
* 1 bottle Ketchup
* 1 box spicy Mac and Cheese
* 1 small can Tomato Paste
* 1 can Bread Crumbs
* 2 boxes Penne Pasta
* 1 can diced Tomatoes
* 1 can Green Chiles
* 1 jar Sauerkraut
* 1/2 box Rice
* 1 can Chunky Tomatoes
* 2 bottles Salad Dressing
* 1 box Linguine
* 1 box Taco Shells

And here is what went into the Freezer and Pantry in July.....


* 2 packages of Hot Dogs
* 3 packages Hamburger Patties
* 2 packages Chicken Cutlets
* 1 packages Ice Cream
* 30 Breakfast Sandwiches
* 2 lbs. Ground Beef
* 2 bags of Shrimp
* 10 lbs. Chicken Breasts
* 4 packages of Bacon
* 4 rolls of Sausage
* 5 Pot Pies
* 6 boxes Breakfast Hot Pockets
* 2 lbs. Catfish
* 3 lbs. Bacon
* 3 lbs. Ground Beef
* 1 lb. Ground Turkey
* 2 lbs. Ground Beef


* Corn Tortillas
* 2 bags of Coffee
* 4 cases of Water
* 2 cans Tomato Soup
* 6 boxes of Crackers
* 3 boxes Popcorn
* 2 bottles BBQ Sauce
* 1 bottle Ketchup
* 1 bottle of Mustard
* 2 bottles Marinade
* 3 bags of Nuts
* 2 boxes Manicotti Shells
* 3 boxes Pasta
* 3 boxes Cereal
* 1 jar of Mayo
* 2 cans Chili
* 2 packages flour Tortillas
* 1 jar Sauerkraut
* 2 Worcestershire Sauce
* 1 jar Mushrooms
* 1 box Instant Potatoes
* 2 bottles grape Jelly
* 1 box Hibiscus Tea
* 2 boxes Tea Bags
* 4 cans Corn
* 2 cans Tuna

A bit more was added to both than was used up in July.
I suspect that when we get home from Maine both pantry and freezer will be eaten down a bit as I suspect Daughter won't have bought anything unless it was needed.



  1. I was thinking, "Wow, that's a lot of food!" I forgot there are five adults eating, three of them men. I would definitely have to replace my freezer that died!

  2. This is unrelated to today's post, but I was just wondering if you ever hear from "Udy with a J"?

    1. I stumbled across her new blog I didn't know it was her but as I started reading, I was thinking "this sounds like Judy in Philly with all the crockpots"! and it was!!

    2. Ah, thanks. The other day I was at a thrift store and saw one of those terra cotta baking dish thingies and that's what reminded me of her blog. And yes, the crockpots - whenever I pulled mine out during the winter I would think of her. Reading about her cooking marathons made me want to invite myself to her home to learn all I could from her about cooking, and if I remember correctly she may have taught frugal cooking as part of a 'life skills' class. I remember Sluggy started / hosted a fundraiser for her during a difficult time so that's why I figured she may know. Thanks! I'll take a look-see ...

  3. Hi Sluggy,

    Just a thought, and it may not work for you and your family, but lately with just me and hubs at home we have been eating a lot of meatless meals. Especially in the heat of the summer, we like to eat a little lighter at night. And with our garden going like gangbusters its easiest to find recipes to use up the bounty, which naturally end up being vegetarian.

    Its cheaper and healthier over all, but I completely get it if your family is like my oldest daughter who from the age of about 5 started calling herself a "meatetarian".
    Yours, DeeCee

  4. How do you have time to track it? I'm barely keeping my head above water.

  5. Dang now you have added the pantry! I guess I need to keep up with that also.

  6. It's really cool that your daughter is taking on some of the meal prep, and to the extent that you are confident she will keep the guys fed, without tapping into more grocery money buying convenience foods. I think her moving back home may add some valuable life skills at an age she can appreciate them and put to good use once she is done with school and out on her own, or with BF again. You're a good lady Sluggy!


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