10 Dinners You Can Make Without a Trip to the Grocery Store — Recipes from The Kitchn

Despite all my best intentions when it comes to meal planning, there are many, many times when I just don’t get around to it. Maybe I was traveling over the weekend or, more likely, I was too lazy to think about it. Suddenly it’s Monday and I have no idea what’s for dinner — plus, I don’t have time to stop at the grocery store.

That’s when pantry meals come to the rescue. Dig around your dry pantry as well as your fridge or freezer and I guarantee you, even if you think you have nothing to eat, you most likely have the makings of a simple-but-satisfying dinner. It’s cheaper than resorting to takeout, and puts a few lingering ingredients to good use.