But I cannot find diced tomatoes. Because my cupboards are a complete mess, and I have way too stinkin' much of some things.
Like canned pumpkin. I have to find a good way of using pumpkin.
So my 8 and 10 year olds are completely emptying out the cans, and we will be sorting and reorganizing. And I am going to start making a list of things I have to use every single week.
Starting with at least one can of pumpkin.
And probably a can of sweet potatoes.
And I'm betting a can of corn.
And a can of either sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk.
Two-three hours later, and we have sorted and inventoried cans. We threw away two cans, which I think is pretty impressive considering how bad things were.
I started a donation box too, but it has a single can of peas in it. I detest canned peas. I know people at pantry like it, so I don't feel like a horrid person for giving away what I hate. I just have no idea how it got in my house. Dale must have picked it up. Gotta have a talk with him.
So... my excess ingredients, now that we've sorted cans.
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Corn (mostly whole corn, some creamed)
- Sliced potatoes
- Pumpkin (various sorts -- pumpkin pie filling, 100% pumpkin, etc.)
- Black Eyed Peas
So, adding sliced carrots and apricot preserves into the mix, I'm thinking I need to start making a point of using at least five cans of these seven items every week.
Any ideas for me?
I'm going to be using some cream-style corn in some cornbread for dinner tonight. I'm thinking these pumpkin pie bars sound like they'd be worth trying.
But I need more ideas!!