post #41 of 221
9/3/09 at 11:27am
JMO, but I think that if someone takes you out for dinner, it absolutely doesn't count against you here!! My mom comes over for dinner once or twice a week, so a couple times a month she insists on taking us all out to dinner to "pay back" for all the dinners I cook.
1. homemade mac n cheese
2. grilled chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
and my rough plan for the next few days:
3. Travelling Tacos (basically just nachos, but instead of covering the chips, you layer all the beans, meat, cheese, etc on a tray, and use the chips to scoop it up and eat.)
4. Chicken with pasta in an alfredo sauce
6. Sausage and rice
7. Cheesy Potato soup
8. Lasagna Rolls
9. Turkey Meatballs with Garlic Parmesan Pasta
We'll see what the weather does, though, it's been warmer than usual, and I haven't wanted to heat up the house with a bunch of cooking, so I may be replacing some of those with salads and other less heat producing meals.
So we hit up the farmer's market today... and I got a bunch of random stuff I have no idea what to do with! All those fresh veggies just always look so good, my eyes sort of glaze over and I just buy stuff until my cash runs out
So I got:
-a bunch of amazing looking celery with the leaves included. No idea what I'm going to do with it, but it was so fresh and so cheap I had to scoop it up. Any suggestions on how to use it?
-two heads of crispy green leaf lettuce
-a small rutabaga
-a bunch of carrots
-a giant bunch of parsley - think I'll freeze it
-some beautiful fresh broccoli (that will probably go tonight, yum)
-fresh onions with the green parts
-a little dill, in the freezer already
-a pound of apples
That's good for about 15 bucks right? The cash just seems to go so fast but I guess that's a reasonable amount of food for the money... Still not sure what we're eating tonight though...
* I'm eating breakfast/lunch at home as well...but am lazy so I'll probably only record those meals sometimes...but I promise I'm not eating out, haha
(P.S. my lunches are never glamorous anyway. Usually just a quesodilla or peanut butter for my daughter - with fruit or spinach/carrots with dip. I eat leftovers...or a salad with beans...anything quick, really!)
You can cut up the rutabaga, a couple carrots, an onion and a few potatoes - toss 'em with oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme - cook at 450 F for 50 minutes (depending on the size you cut your veggies). Stir once. They are yummy for breakfast with eggs or side dish for dinner! I usually just do it with potatoes/yams, but any root veggie would work.
Breakfast: Soft Boiled Eggs and Toast
Dinner: Veggie/Beef Cheeseburgers and Steamed Green Beans
Snacks: Fruit, Cereal
Plus $5 spent on my snack at the grocery, and Taco Bell for DH.
Breakfast: Strawberry Muffins & Coffee/Juice
Lunch: Carrots and Homemade Ranch Dip, Deviled Eggs, and Leftover Muffins
Dinner: Zuchinni Pancakes & Succotash
Snacks: Fruit, Cereal, PB&J