Help with random ingredients?
I hesitate to post this, because it's fairly specific to my situation, and might not be helpful for others. On the other hand, I've seen similar posts in the past, and I really would appreciate any ideas. I don't get paid until the 1st, I have several unavoidable expenses coming up, and while I'm not completely broke, I'd like to spend as little money as at all possible the next two weeks. That means I'd like to use up every bit of food I currently have available to me; for preference without having to supplement it with anything. I realise this might be a tad unrealistic, so I'm asking for a) food plan ideas for what I have available and b) ideas that require the addition of cheap ingredients to stretch what I have as much as possible. I can't suggest a budget as I'm not in the US, so food prices are different. However, "as little as possible" would be accurate. I have all the basics; oil, spices, soy sauce, mustard and tomato sauce, tea, coffee - even sugar and cocoa, though I don't have butter. In addition, I have: Six eggs A liter of milk Big bag of semolina small bits of jam and bits of cream cheese Enough rice to last maybe five or six meals Enough quinoa to last maybe two meals Canned mussels, aspargus, horse chestnuts, and red peppers Dried mushrooms, daikon, and various forms of seaweed Dried green peas (lots) and soy beans (a little) Crispbreads (two meals' worth) Fresh produce: two red peppers, an apples, two celery sticks, a sweet potato, and lots of garlic. Very many thanks for any help!