About a month ago I went through my fridge, freezer, and pantry and made a list of everything I should use before I reduce my oven use for the summer.  Call them winter foods.

I’ve made some progress.  The pumpkin pie filling, evaporated milk, artichoke hearts, tator tots, ham, cauliflower, and yogurt (in freezer) are gone.  Most of the uses were obvious, except maybe the yogurt that went into banana bread.  I’ve used some of the frozen mashed potatoes, pecans, cream of mushroom soup, and cream of chicken soup.  With these I made potato bread, banana cookies, tuna noodle casserole, and chicken pot pie.

I also went ahead and took a few photos of my fridge as it currently stands.  It’s looking more summery with the watermelon.

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I realized my recent grocery pictures weren’t showing much produce.  (We do actually eat it.)  I think there are two main reasons for that.  First, I buy a lot of it in bulk so it won’t necessarily appear every week.  Second, I don’t always photo the stuff I buy locally, especially if its only 1 or 2 things.  But, there is some in there.  Behind the carrots are peppers, celery, and part of a cucumber.

This week I’m aiming to use up some more of the frozen blueberries and cream of mushroom soup.