Well, being housebound due to the snow the past few days has definitely kept me creative! I usually get my weekly raw milk/cream/eggs from a drop point on Thursdays but they are delayed until at least tomorrow, so I was rationing a bit. I did send DH to the store today finally since we were out of fresh greens and he picked up a dozen eggs and a half gallon of regular milk to get us through. I've been doing a lot of extra cooking and baking since we've all been home so much so I've been really going through it!
I tried a new recipe yesterday for lunch to use up some leftover pork roast and some spring roll papers I had in the pantry. I had the wrappers you have to soak and the recipe didn't discuss that but I made it work (they might have just left that out or maybe they were using some other wrapper....). I subbed fish sauce for the oyster sauce, leeks for the green onions, used extra carrot since I didn't have quite enough cabbage, and made a dipping sauce with some mustard and a little orange marmalade I had in the fridge. I also lightly cooked all of the filling. They were good! They stuck to my pan a little and a few came open (holes) so I might have to work on fixing that next time, but I thought they were a nice way to stretch a little bit of leftover meat.
Yesterday I made some beef stew meat in the slow cooker and roasted some veggies for dinner (I don't like them cooked in with the stew). Today I turned the leftover meat into a brothy beef vegetable soup and made some GF cornbread to go with it. For dinner we are having pork chops (freezer), mashed potatoes (lots of potatoes in storage from garden), home canned applesauce and a salad of greens hubby got today.
Working on my plan for the week, but I know I am going to try making these yummy things with some homemade ricotta I made earlier in the week. I'll use some crumbs from the grain free coconut bread I made yesterday instead of regular bread crumbs. I have a little leftover red sauce from the pizzas I made last week to use up for a dip. I've been making ricotta on Fridays once I have my new milk if I have any that I need to use up before it sours if I have time. I like it better than my homemade yogurt. Sometimes I save some for baking, too, but I've been trying to not eat too much grain.
Wow, this was a long post! Guess I'm feeling chatty after being cooped up for days I'm going to post a menu later tonight or tomorrow in the menu planning thread...