Originally Posted by annettemarie
For lunch we had fettucini noodles (from the pantry) with the rest of our heavy cream from making butter on Monday and parmasan cheese- yum!
Dinner will be a roast from the freezer, green beans (hopefully they haven't gone bad), mashed potatoes, and cornbread- we read a Ramona book, and now the kids want to make cornbread!
We're having a candlelit meal and lighting all the candles we made for Candlemas this week!
That fettucini sounds good, Annettemarie. In fact your dinner tonight sounds awesome, too!
We are having leftover sausage rice tonight. It's a great recipe with veggies. I can post it sometime if you guys want. The base is brown rice and sweet or hot sausage and I vary the veggies.
My mini-shopping trip yesterday turned into a moderate one. Not major, but more than I intended to spend.
We needed a lot of produce. I did score a bag of avocados on sale for $2! Like 5 avocados. DS eats those up like crazy. I didn't buy any junk or processed food or even meat, except for sliced turkey. Just veggies, fruit, bread, milk, cheese, Cheerios...some expensive items like coffee (actually got it on sale though) string cheese which we can't seem to do without these days. Mandarin oranges which DH requested but were also on sale. You get the idea. Suddenly it is not just Cheerios, milk and bread in my cart...it's $50 worth of groceries!
But I think this thread is helping me anyway. We don't eat out much at all--maybe once a month or even less--so I've got to have food on hand to cook and fresh fruit for DS. And ourselves, of course, I'm pregnant so need to eat well. Do I sound like I'm rationalizing here? LOL
There are a few items I need to use in my pantry:
box of Rice and Shine cereal (I keep eating oatmeal lately)
Annie's mac and cheese-keep forgetting I have it
In the freezer is a pork roast. It never comes out the way I want it to, any ideas?