Off-grid pantry planner

Inquiring minds want to know! πŸ˜‰

Some of what we are eating would be the following (to see my budget updates check here):

  • The boys live on peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter- butter sandwiches. Their thing- not mine.
  • Yogurt, bagels and cream cheese for breakfast (me).
  • Cereal, cinnamon toast for breakfast (kids, Joel).
  • Soft tacos, hard tacos.
  • Soup and sandwiches. Below is a variety of ways I’ve made sandwiches the past week or two toΒ  use up our deli ham, turkey, cheese and more.


#1: Veal patties with pizza sauce and cheese on hoagie buns (toast buns in oven if desired)…grapes & chips.

Notes: I buy extra bread/buns from our Hostess Outlet store (for less money than retail) and freeze till needed. To keep my pizza sauce from spoiling before I could use it all I just poured it into an ice cube tray to freeze, then pop out and put in Ziplock baggie and back into the freezer it goes!


#2: Soup and sandwiches.

I buttered the top and bottom of the sandwich and toasted on an electric skillet.Β  Before doing that though, I did layer my deli meats and cheese and warm in the microwave till the cheese was at least slightly melted, then put between the buttered bread- buttered side down on the skillet to toast. Flip to toast other side. Eat with tomato soup and crackers.


#3:Β  Crescent dough ham and cheese “calzone” {sort of}

I used the full sheet roll out Pillsbury Crescent dough (yes, crescent dough comes in more than one form now!). Roll it out as thin as you want, pile your ham and cheese (or whatever you want) on half, fold over the dough to top and pinch the sides to close. Next time I make this I may add more ingredients to fill. This turned out pretty thin. I probably cooked this at about 350-400 degrees till golden brown.Β  Remove from over, allow to cool a bit and then cut with a pizza cutter.


#4:Β  Another toasted hoagie bun with ham, turkey and cheese!

Okay, so that is some of what we’ve been eating lately. Of course throw in fruit, no bake cookies I made,Β  and whatever else we have around. And I didn’t mention it but I will now, I also watch kids part-time in my home and I feed some of them as well. I have a couple more meals to show you, but that will be in another post- one of them is a variation of one of my husband’s favorite meals that uses Pillsbury Crescent Dough. Stay tuned πŸ˜‰Β  Oh and if you’d like, subscribe here to follow my blog by email or your favorite RSS feed!

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Tracy Zdelar

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