It's "Eat the Kitchen" week at the apartment! With the holiday season, I'm hoping to save money here and there. One of the best/fastest ways for me to do this is to not grocery shop and make lunch/dinner out of my kitchen. I have tons of stuff stockpiled and this is a great excuse to use some of it up.
Growing up, my parents kept everything and anything canned. I can find cans in my kitchen from 1996 if I looked hard enough. I'm not sure if they didn't abide by canned expiration dates, but sometimes I would open spagetti sauce in the cupboard and find out that it was a year after the date (gross). Now that I'm living on my own, I'm hoping not to do the same and that every couple months I use up what I've already got!
So the menu for the week:
Monday: can of soup (its just me tonight)
Tuesday: cheddar potato soup
Friday: gyoza and egg rolls (frozen from my mother)
Usually, helloboyfriend works Monday and Friday nights so I get to have dinner on my own. He's a very meat-and-potatoes man so it's nice to do things on my own. He also hates leftovers and Chinese food (rrreally!) so I have to be careful about how large the meals are or else I am stuck with the leftovers (though I really enjoy them).
Have you ever had your own "Eat the Kitchen" week? Do you keep expired canned foods?