So I have cupboards full of random and seemingly necessary ingredients that, of course, I haven’t used much of, if at all. I really hate to waste, and I love the feeling you get when you know you’ve used what you’ve bought wisely, but for some reason, I’ve struggled to find use for so much of what I’ve invested in over the last year and a half (since getting married and having a kitchen!).
So, please, help me out. Take a look at my list below and then take a second or two to tell me any ideas you may have for me. Any recipes you know of or just simple ideas for integrating them in simple meals or snacks, or. . .whatever!
PLEASE. I BEG OF YOU. HELP!
And thanks. :)
Now to the list:
red wine vinegar
white wine vigegar (I blame my sister for these two items! Hehe, love you Jen!)
cooking wines- white, sherry, and (I think) red
Hot sauce, both Chalula and Tabasco
Dry ranch dressing mix
Old Bay seasoning
Various pastas (like ziti)
TONS of frozen veggies- broccoli, corn, mixed veggies, peppers
Canned items like:
red kidney beans
whole kernal corn
And a few more perishable items that need to be used ASAP:
Celery (this will get used up anyhow, it’s so good with peanut butter!)
I think that’s it. This feels a little embarrassing to post, and kinda makes me feel like the spoiled foolish newlywed, but whatever, I’m calling out for help! A lot of the sauces/broths/wines were needed for a single recipe, but now I’m left clueless on what to do with them, not wanting to make that one recipe a gazillion times.
So go ahead. Brainstorm and give me some feedback.