Jan 2, 2012

January 2012 Pantry Challenge

I don't have an overflowing pantry at the moment, as I've done a pretty good job using up many of the items that I had on hand. But what I have is an abundance of some random items I don't use much, and that I'd like to use up. These include:
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest egg noodles
Sweetened condensed milk
Canned cannelli beans

So . . . I'm joining the Pantry Challenge at Good Cheap Eats, with the goal of using up most, if not all, of the items mentioned.

The really good thing about this challenge is that I'll have to make things I normally wouldn't, and that will help keep my menus fresh.

Got any (frugal) suggestions for using up these ingredients?


FishMama said...

"The really good thing about this challenge is that I’ll have to make things I normally wouldn’t, and that will help keep my menus fresh."

I totally agree! Thanks for joining in the Challenge. Can't wait to see how it works for you -- and what you do with all that randomness. ;)

Susan said...

There are great cannelli bean salad recipes online. Add red onion, sliced bell pepper, oil and red wine vinegar and some seasonings to the beans and you have a super simple salad. Even though I usually would have this for a summer picnic, the weather in lately is close enough for summer.

Chief Family Officer said...

Great idea - thanks, Susan!

Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks for hosting the Challenge, Jessica!

flybigd said...

Someone once gave me a bottle of garlic and herb-flavored olive oil, and I drizzled it over some canned cannellini beans that I pureed in the food processor. I called it Italian Bean Dip ;-P

Chief Family Officer said...

That sounds good, thanks!