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19 Easy Recipes To Make With Stuff You Already Have

Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.

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Does your neighborhood store look something like this right now? DON'T PANIC. You can still feed yourself with what's already in your fridge and pantry. Here's what to make...

If you've got a loaf of stale bread:

3. Spinach and Cheese Strata

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Use up all your weird parmesan remnants and whatever other cheese you've got. Now's the time to finish your eggs and milk in case the power goes out; they'll last longer cooked.

Get the recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

If you've got a couple cans of tomatoes:

If your pantry is full of grains:

If you've got a bacon stash to use up:

11. Baked Potato Soup with Bacon & Cheddar

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If fresh scallions aren't going to happen, try roasting a head of garlic while you bake the potatoes, then mash up the cloves and add them to into the soup. Losing the sour cream here isn't a dealbreaker; you can swap in Greek yogurt if you've got it.

Get the recipe at The Kitchn.

If you stocked up on canned beans:

13. Black Bean Soup

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This recipe is partly pureed so it's smooth and classy, but leaving it chunky is a valid option too. If you don't have bell peppers, you can dice other vegetables lying around (carrots, celery, etc) and cook with the onions.

Get the recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

If you have basic baking supplies:

And maybe a few old or frozen bananas: