Sunday, January 10, 2016
Gathering the Holiday Fragments
To try and keep myself honest I am going to post only our main meal for each day of the week. (Trust me, no one wants to see the teaspoons of leftover stuff I eat for breakfast and lunch, unless you really care to see a meal like this: 1 tablespoon baked beans, 2 tablespoons green beans, 1/2 chicken tender, 1 tablespoon mac and cheese, 1/2 apple. Lunch for me is just scrapping something edible that is leftover and either nuking it or just eating it cold straight from the fridge)
Saturday: Leftover empanadas, black beans and rice (all remaining beans and rice went to the freezer future soup container) Not bad and the empanadas were surprisingly good just rewarmed in the oven. Used: All the leftover empanadas, 3/4 of the black beans and rice
Sunday: White chili, tossed salad. The chili was fantastic, the tossed salad was leftover undressed salad that was maybe 1 1/2 days from being inedible. Neither good nor horrible, but gone and that is the most important thing right now.
Used: 3 chicken breasts hiding in the meat drawer, dried navy beans used as packing material to make a gift rattle, leftover tossed salad
Monday: Smoked sausage, cabbage, onions and potato one pot meal. Really tasty way to use excess sausage
Used: 1 lb smoked sausage (overbought for the holidays) 2/3 head cabbage leftover from cole slaw made for slaw dogs earlier, 5 potatoes about to sprout
Tuesday: Pizza lasagna, leftover lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber slices
Used: 7 slices cold pizza, 1/2 cup spaghetti meat sauce, 5 tomato slices, 1/2 cucumber 1/4 head lettuce, (maybe?) 1/2 block leftover mozzarella, rest of the parmesan (about 1/4 cup grated)
Wednesday: Chicken and asparagus in creamed rice, lettuce and tomatoes
Used: The other 3 chicken breasts that I cooked a few days ago, 2 cups leftover rice, 1/2 bunch leftover asparagus, 3 ounces leftover cream cheese, 1/3 quart of leftover chicken broth, 1 slightly soft huge tomato.
Thursday: Black eyed pea casserole, side salad
Used: 2 cups leftover black eyed peas, 1/2 can (leftover) mushroom soup, 4 ish ounces grated cheese salvaged from the lake place, 1 cup leftover collard greens, 3 slices regular bacon, 5 slices turkey bacon (Son1 and family eat this stuff), 1/2 head leftover lettuce
Bad: Threw out about 2 cups of this.
Friday: Nothing. I am as sick as a dog so everyone here is on their own. It's hot tea for me
Saturday: Ditto, though I did heat up a can of chicken noodle soup, had some crackers and an orange. TheHub went out to a basketball game and stopped at our favorite late night place and brought me Mint tea and fries. Not healthy but I could stomach it.
So this was my attempt at using stuff we had. This week I stopped by they grocery store once and bought a jalapeno, onions, a tomato, and a cucumber. TheHub stopped on the way home from work and bought me a Sprite, Son2 brought me some Constant Comment tea and that is the total of my grocery buys for the first week of 2016.
The excess holiday food (minus one carton of sour cream) has been used, and I almost feel like a human again, so this week should be back to normal. I am hoping to spend about 50 dollars this week unless there are some seriously good stock up prices in the food ads Wednesday
And yes I know this is lame but I really do think it's lovely music and, come on, it's the opening theme song from The Leftovers