I open the freezer and the cupboard and plan meals around what I find.
Here's what I found, and what I did:
1 box puff pastry turned ginger peach strudel
1 can coconut milk and 3 half-used and I full bag frozen mango turned into cold curried mango soup
about a pound of stewing lamb and a bag of frozen artichoke hearts, I slivered the artichoke hearts and some onions for a lamb and artichoke stew
Intrigued to hear what you are all doing with the stuff that you want to use before you refill the freezer/cupboards for the chag.