This is sort of a Make-it-from-Scratch roundup, with a list of things we have here that need using, or using up.
1 cup of molasses: Vegan gingerbread for a family Thanksgiving potluck tonight.
Package of brown paper lunch bags (nobody here takes lunch in a paper bag): homemade paper-lunch-bag albums (there are tutorials on You-tube as well).
About two pounds of navy beans: cook them in the pressure cooker, freeze them, and use some to make soup or a casserole.
1 small chicken and 1 small ham in the freezer: Maybe Mr. Fixit will make his grandma's chicken soup.
Frozen "Nature's Balance" vegetable mix, bought on sale: white vegetable lasagna, when I get some mushrooms.
Six square foil pans and a stack of foil pie plates: I know you can string up pie plates to scare critters away, but we're in the wrong season for that. I also don't have a birdcage that needs lining, or any need for a homemade tambourine. I guess I will just keep using up the pie plates for sending cookies and so on, and as freezer containers combined with foil.
One springform pan we don't use much: I am looking at this recipe for stuffed pizza.
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves & nutmeg: homemade pumpkin pie spice mix.
Rolled oats, coconut, honey, and wheat germ: granola, granola bars. Ponytails really likes the Chewy Granola Bars recipe on Budget101.com, especially made with butterscotch chips.
Enough long bamboo skewers to make a lifetime of shishkabobs and fruit bouquets: some food ideas here. I'm thinking fondue. And some craft ideas here.
A lot of cornmeal and a package of cornbread mix (gifted from a neighbour who couldn't use them): well, I guess we're going to be eating corn muffins.
A mess of old Easter baskets: I found a bunch of recycling ideas here.
Cream cheese, bought on sale: Baked Potato Soup.
Non-alcoholic beer: Beer Bread, to go with the soup.
Sweet potatoes, because I bought too many: baked (or oven fries), puree the leftovers to make muffins or doughnuts
Library card: Go explore the Dewey Decimal system.
Basket of yarn: Go explore some amigurumi sites, thinking Christmas? I like this one (link fixed!), and also this one. Also this egg carton, although the pattern isn't free.
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