Take-out Tuesday, What’s for dinner?

The age old question we face daily is

“What’s for dinner?”

Sure there’s always take out or delivery,

or the same old tired standbys

But how about something a little more exciting!

If you want to make something a little different

and don’t want to go to the store,

take inventory and create a new masterpiece!

I took a quick look in the pantry, fridge and freezer

I try to keep crescent roll dough, biscuits and puff pastry in stock

because it’s so handy for breakfast,

last minute appetizers, pizzas and casseroles

Here’s what else I had…

If you want to print this What’s In Stock page click here

Let’s get creative and see what we can whip up

choosing one or two ingredients from each category

These can all be served as a main dish

or paired with soup or salad for a meal

Bacon & Asparagus Braid

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bubble Up

Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

Chicken Bacon Asparagus Stuffed Crescent Bake

Last Minute Party Braid

Asparagus in a Cloud {Add ham, bacon or chicken if desired for a heartier version}

Corn & Sausage Bubble Up

Flatbread Lorraine

Chicken Under the Stars

Asparagus Mushroom Tart

Ham & Double Cheese Spirals

Spinach & Bacon Spirals

Here is a chart with an easy to remember formula

for creating a masterpiece!

Click here to print out a copy

Tape it to the inside of a cupboard door for inspiration

It’s amazing to discover that you actually have plenty of food

if you just take a minute to look and think…

Now here’s the thing,

yes, I had all of these foods,

but much of the quantities were limited,

a little leftover this and a few of that,

but combined with several other ingredients,

there were actually endless possibilities!

Click here to print Endless Possibilities for future reference if desired

Have fun creating a new delicious dish for dinner!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

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  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

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 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

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Comments
34 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, What’s for dinner?”
  1. oliverrani says:

    These look so delicious!

  2. Great ideas! I rarely use jarred pasta sauce, but I keep the Rao’s on hand because it really tastes like homemade and contains just food ingredients, no chemicals and preservatives!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I am hungry this morning and all of these look delicious! The bacon/asparagus bread looks especially scrumptious. Thanks for sharing such great ideas! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Those look good! I love seeing what people tend to have on hand. I always have shrimp and lemons, pasta of some sort, tomato puree or sauce I froze, olives (two kinds) and eggs (along with baking staples.) No matter what else is missing I can usually punt from that!

    • Wow, shrimp?? Do you keep it in your freezer? With both my son and I liking to cook and go to the grocery store, we usually have plenty of food, in fact it’s time to go through the freezer and see what we’ve forgotten about!

  5. Kitty says:

    I want to make each of those, Jenna! It’s a good idea that you keep those staples in your pantry and fridge. I always have cheese, eggs, and a freezer full of meats and veggies.

    • Thanks Kitty, I made the chicken cordon bleu bubble up last night with just a few chicken fingers and some deli ham, and it was amazing! Isn’t it nice to be able to whip something up without shopping? 🙂

  6. They all look so GOOD! I love esp. the asparagus bacon braided loaf!

  7. Jenna, all those look delicious. I love flatbread and should make your recipe for company this weekend. I always have Rao’s and pasta in my pantry. I can always come up with a pasta dish for dinner. Thank you for all of the fabulous recipes. Happy Tuesday!

    • You’re so welcome Pam, and flatbread is always a hit in my book! Pasta is a great staple, and I usually have some in my pantry or freezer also, hmmm, I better restock!

  8. lghiggins says:

    Great post! All of those look delicious and so much tastier than take-out.

  9. tag012 says:

    could you enable the pantry page to print.This was very helpful

  10. Your creations are quite exceptional considering you based it just ingredients you had in the house. Evertyhing looks delish and I love your watercolor too.

  11. Pattie says:

    What a fun post! Everything looks so delicious. Honestly, puff pastry plus almost anything can make a great meal.

  12. Joanne says:

    These all sound delicious!!

  13. Mary says:

    Your braids look yummy Jenna! Anything wrapped in puff pastry or crescent roll dough is a winner in my book! ♥

  14. jansaun says:

    Wow, these all looks delicious-ur a genius! Reminds me of my Gmother who would always say ur welcome to stay for dinner if you don’t mind having just what’s on hand…n it was always a feast!

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is such a great post with wonderful suggestions for keeping it simple in the kitchen. Great idea to keep a list for whipping up a Masterpiece in a hurry. Everything looks delicious!

  16. LydiaF1963 says:

    Lots of fun ideas, here! With your basic formula, lots of meals could be made. Beats paying for takeout anyday!

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