So Boyrax and I are going home for a month soon, and we have all these random perishable ingredients that will go bad if I don't use them and I need to come up with 4 more meals. Do GTers have any ideas for things that can be made with these things without buying more perishable ingredients (I mean I'm willing to buy them but not a whole bunch of parsley when I only need a tiny bit, so then I have to use that up too)?

  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Celery (this can only be really well-cooked)
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 limes
  • Thinly sliced ham
  • Milk
  • Loaf of bread (tbh this has been in the fridge forever, not sure if it's still good)

I also have some ingredients that I can freeze/aren't going to go bad before we come back that gives me some options.

  • Flaked mashed potatoes
  • Leftover turkey
  • Frozen chicken breasts
  • Turkey stock
  • Cream cheese
  • Pasta
  • Frozen ground sausage (just a bit)
  • Frozen brats
  • A bit of frozen spinach
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Baked beans/black beans/kidney beans/diced tomatoes/sweet peas

Then the basics for cooking - oils, sugar, flour, etc. The stuff that will last I'm not worried about using, I'd just really like to use up as much of that first list as possible so I didn't waste money on it before we leave. Figured GT might have some ideas!