Monday, February 2, 2009

What's On Hand as of January, 2009

See my explanation of "What's on Hand." (and I have a problem with little moths in my pantry, so I store a lot of grain products in my freezer that most would have in their pantry.) Looking at my list below, I realized a few things: (1) no one else is going to read this whole list but me, (2) I have a tendency to hoard things that I get at specialty stores, like our food co-op pr the Chinese grocery store, because I get there so seldom--this is not a good tendency, (3) I've managed to create quite a stockpile on a modest budget since I never buy extra of anything unless it's on sale--and I NEVER pay full price for meat, bread, and a few other things, (4) I should be able to create a nice cushion in our budget because I won't need to buy much in the coming months other than perishable foods. This is not perfectly organized and does not include spices, open bottles of vinegars/oils, flour/sugar in canisters, etc.....

Freezer Items
Baking/Miscellaneous Supplies
  • 3.5 pounds pecans
  • 7 pounds walnuts
  • 2 pounds whole almonds
  • 1 bag popcorn
  • 3 pie crusts
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • wheat germ
  • raw sunflower seeds
  • some other flour? got to call the co-op and double check the number
  • 4 bags King Arthur white whole wheat flour (sale plus coupon!)
  • 1 bag King Arthur whole wheat flour
  • gyoza/wonton wrappers (these freeze great!)


Fruits and Veggies
  • 5 bananas
  • 1/2 gallon sized bag blueberries (that I picked last summer...time for blueberry pancakes!)
  • 1/2 gallon sized bag blackberries (that I picked last summer.... need to use those up!)
  • 2 storebought bags raspberries
  • 1 whole red pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper in strips
  • 8 3/4 bags chopped green peppers
  • 2 bags chopped onions
  • 1/2 bag cranberries
  • miscellaneous and partially opened bags frozen fruit 
  • 2 c. cooked, seasoned pinto beans
  • 3 cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 box broccoli spears
  • 1 box chopped broccoli
  • 2 boxes Garden Blend (w/potatoes)
  • 2 bags Garden Blend
  • 1 bag cut green beans
  • 2 boxes GG "healthy weight" with black beans and veggies
  • 1 bag peas
  • 1 bag corn
  • 1 box French style green beans
  • 3 boxes sugar snap peas
  • 7 boxes spinach
  • 1 ginormous bag sweet potato fries
  • 2 cups homemade apple sauce

Breads and Grains
  • 2 c. brown basmati rice (cooked)
  • 2 c. brown rice (cooked)
  • 3 c. (in 1 1/2 c. packs) of wild rice blend (cooked)
  • 10 pounds brown jasmine rice (uncooked)
  • steel cut oats (lots--uncooked)
  • 2 whole wheat rolls
  • 2+pounds whole wheat spaghetti (uncooked)
  • 6 loaves Nature's Own whole wheat bread
  • 1 loaf homemade whole wheat bread
  • 2 artisanal loaves
  • 1 bag mini whole wheat bagels
  • 1 bag whole wheat pitas
  • 1/2 box Phyllo dough
  • 2 boxes puff pastry
  • 1 big bag white tortillas

Meats/Chicken/Fish
  • 4 pounds ground turkey
  • 3 Italian sausage links
  • unidentified chicken parts....hmm...
  • 3 whole chickens
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 pounds chopped boneless, skinless chicken (in 1-pound bags)
  • 6 pounds or so leg quarters (in 2 bags)
  • 2 pounds kielbasa
  • 2 pounds breakfast sausage
  • tilapia
  • 2.3 pounds boneless beef shoulder
  • 1.5 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3-4 pork chops (can't remember)
  • 1 cup chopped pork

Finished Meals/Products
  • 5 egg mcmuffins
  • 7 tiropites (spanakopita in individual triangles)
  • 2 big "bags" butternut squash soup
  • 1 tupperware chili
  • 3 small bags tomato soup
  • 3 small bags spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bag peanut sauce for chicken
  • 1 bag peanut sauce for Thai fish 
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cups turkey stock
  • 6 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 4 cups cooked white beans
  • 2 cartons Cool Whip
  • 14 Lean Cuisines
  • 16 tuna sandwiches
  • 2 packets chicken for stir-fry
  • 1 packet cherry chipotle chicken

Pantry
Grains/Cereals/Pasta/Etc.
  • oats
  • raisins
  • homemade pancake mix
  • miscellaneous chocolate, cake decorating stuff, etc. (most of which I also inherited with the nuts)
  • honey
  • ~2 c. brown jasmine rice
  • ~1.5 c. brown rice
  • 1/2 quart jar full of quinoa (had forever...)
  • 2/3 quart jar full of whole wheat couscous
  • 1 bag plus 1/4 c. barley
  • 2/3 quart jar full of bran (oat or wheat--can't remember, but think it's wheat)
  • 1 quart jar full of bulgur
  • 1 pint jar full of nutritional yeast flakes--this supposedly gives a "chicken" flavor to vegetarian grain dishes
  • 1 quart jar full of homemade granola
  • couple of boxes of opened storebought cereal
  • partially full box of cream of wheat
  • partially full box of malt-o-meal (should use this up or throw away...)
  • 1/2 box lasagna noodles (enough for 1 pan lasagna)
  • 2 pounds whole wheat Penne pasta
  • 1 pound whole wheat macaroni
  • 250 g brown rice sticks (soften in Thai pasta dishes)
  • 12 oz. whole wheat egg noodles
  • 2 small packets bean thread noodles
  • partially full box of Panko bread crumbs
  • partially full canister of plain bread crumbs
  • partially full canister of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 canister Royal Blend rice/wheat berry mix (uncooked)
  • 1/2 canister whole wheat orzo
  • 2 boxes mac-n-cheese
  • 1 box Jiffy cornbread
  • 1 box Spanish rice-a-roni (yuk)

Crackers and Snack Items
  • 1 box cracked black pepper triscuits
  • 1 box Rosemary and olive oil triscuits
  • opened box of graham crackers
  • unopened pack of Wasa crackers
  • opened box of sweet Ryvita crackers
  • unopened box of sweet Ryvita crackers
  • 1 box Townhouse Crackers
  • 2 bags Goldfish
  • opened box unflavored gelatin packets (for homemade jello)
  • 1 box fat free butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 box fat free lemon pudding mix
  • 1 box sugar free strawberry jello
  • 1 box sugar free cherry jello
  • 1 box sugar free red raspberry jello
  • 1 box peach melba cheeseball mix
  • 1 box lemon raspberry cheeseball mix
Baking Materials
  • 1 quart jar sorghum (like it better than molasses)
  • miscellaneous chocolate baking bars white chocolate, semi-sweet, unsweetened)
  • miscellaneous cake decorating stuff (sprinkles, decorator icing)
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • peanut butter chips
  • semi-sweet chips
  • bittersweet choc chips
  • food coloring
  • peppermint sprinkles
  • honey
  • large box powdered milk (to add to bread dough or homemade yogurt)
  • 3 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cans evaporated milk
  • Big bag of powdered sugar
  • Crisco
  • Baking soda 
  • 1 pint jar sesame seeds
  • brown sugar (LOTS)
Dried  and Canned Beans
  • 1/2 bag red lentils
  • 1 bag plus 1 1/4 cups black beans
  • 1 bag red beans
  • 1 1/2 cups navy beans
  • 3/4 cup kidney beans
  • 1 bag mung beans (for sprouting)
  • 1 bag regular lentils
  • 1 can Great Northern beans
  • 2 cans Canellini beans
  • 2 cans chick peas
  • large can Bold and Spicy Beans
Condiments
  • 1 jar black bean sauce (Chinese condiment)
  • 1 packet Creamy Pesto sauce mix
  • 1 packet weird Chinese seasoning mix (from Chinese grocery store--it's in Chinese and I can't read it, but my husband knows what it is...)
  • 1 packet Pad Thai Sauce mix
  • 1 jar chili garlic sauce
  • 1 jar sweet chili sauce (I think I may have moved with this three and a half years ago... maybe should throw it out)
  • 1 jar Chicken Korma sauce (this is so good!!)
  • 1 bottle Kraft BBQ sauce
  • 5 bottles Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
  • 1 jar mild Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • 1 jar medium Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • 1 jar medium traditional salsa
  • 1 jar alfredo sauce
  • 1 jar sun-dried tomato alfredo sauce
  • 1 huge (Sam's sized) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bottle Ranch dressing
  • 1 jar Dijon mustard (date is still in future)
  • 1 jar Dijon mustard (date was Nov/08, but it's never been opened...)
  • 1 jar spicy brown mustard
  • 1 can cream of coconut (also moved with this--you know, hate to throw away food... probably bought it for some recipe I never made)
  • 1 bottle fish sauce
  • 1 bottle ketchup
  • 1 bottle good Balsamic vinegar
  • miscellaneous Kool-aid packets (we've never made...)
  • 1 jar natural peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 small jar regular (sweetened) peanut butter
  • 6 jars organic peanut butter (sweetened, but with honey)
  • 1 large jar unsweetened natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 jars "just fruit" grape jelly
  • 1 jar "just fruit" apricot jelly
  • 1 jar hot mango chutney
  • 1 jar sweet mango chutney
  • 4 8-oz. jars homemade blackberry jam
  • 3 8-oz. jars homemade jalapeno jam
Soup/Stock-Related Items
  • 1 box chipotle potato soup mix (a couple years old...)
  • 1 baggie dehydrated "soup veggies"
  • 1 package oriental flavored ramen
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can condensed chicken soup
  • 3 cans chicken soup
  • 2 cans chicken stock
Canned Vegetables
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 2 small cans tomato juice
  • 8 cans tomato paste
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 2 cans corn
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 large cans solid pack pumpkin
Miscellaneous
  • 1 jar Marshmallow fluff
  • partially full can "nut topping" (hmm)
  • Hummus mix
  • Falafel mix
  • whole almonds
  • dried minced onion
  • lemon juice
  • French's fried onion rings
  • 1 can Man-wich
  • 4 small boxes raisins
  • 2 packets salmon
  • 2 packets "mango chipotle" salmon
  • 14 packs tuna (huge sale and coupons!)
  • 2 boxes liquid Certo (this is for jelly making)
  • 2 boxes pectin (also for jelly making)
  • small bag of peanuts in the shell
  • makings for spiced tea mix (Tang, instant iced tea mix...)
  • 2 quart jars full of oolong tea... not sure I like it, actually
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1 jar imitation vanilla (but I have a huge jar of the real thing...??)
  • 1/2 Sam's sized bag Craisins
  • TONS of olive (2 big Sam's sized containers...should have checked more carefully before the last Sam's run)
  • Big Sam's size box of Power Bars
  • Vinegar
  • 27 juice boxes
  • 2 boxes green tea
  • 1 bottle cranberry juice
  • 2 bottles apple juice



4 comments:

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

In case of emergency, we are coming to your house. This week is my "eat from the pantry" week. The problem is a substantial proportion of my pantry is made up of snacks! Crackers and marshmallows for dinner anyone?

Betsy said...

That's when we do cheese and crackers for lunch! Today's lunch: peanut butter balls, apple slices, and crackers!

Julie said...

Ditto on the snacks! I included sprouted pretzels in my pantry stocking this season. Make with flour that digests as a veggie. Can't beat that, just open and eat!

Alicia said...

Hmm... sprouted pretzels sound fascinating!

That was a lot of work Betsy! I hope you find a lot of good meals in there. We have a lot of the same items, though you definitely have a lot more of the flours and stuff than I do! I can never seem to stock enough oil or flour here. 'Fraid of the bugs too...

I gotta get with you about the rice sometime - I never did find that grocer!