It is a “clean out week” at our house, which means all meals are made from existing food in our fridge, freezer, and pantry. This is an excellent way to use different combinations of ingredients that you wouldn’t normally think of and clean out your reserves. You have to be somewhat creative or adapt recipes that you already use. Some of my best meal creations have come to fruition during clean out week. I try to do a clean out week every few months. Obviously it helps if you have some existing food that will sustain your family! You can’t live off of saltines, ramen, and condiments for the week...that’s asking for nightly takeout! I wanted to start fresh in the new year so I took on this challenge for the last week of the year. I would secretly be happy if our cupboards looked like The Who’s after the Grinch stole everything!
Tonight’s dinner had one main goal...use the sausage in the fridge. I recently saw a recipe where sausage was used on a sheet pan meal, genius! I tried to think outside my usual box (Mexican or Italian) and came up with adding Greek flavors. I’m not expert on Mediterranean cuisine but I knew I had olives, feta, onions, and tomatoes. BAM! A new family favorite is born....
Hi I'm Kelsey.
I help busy women embrace cooking at home with my fuss-free family recipes!