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Today 07:48 AM
Ragana
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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post
I've been out of town, eating cafeteria food for a week - actually not bad, since they had a salad bar and served interesting side salads. We also found out our camp uses local meat and vegetables.

Plan for the week so far after a look at the pantry:

* Chickpea curry (using a packet of butter chicken sauce) with rice, plus cauliflower/broccoli we froze before we left on vacation
* Frozen spring rolls, rice, tom yum soup with edamame or tofu
* Pasta with canned salmon (garlic, parsley, lemon), plus lime coleslaw or salad

I also have red lentils and veggie broth cubes, so I might make a soup if it's rainy, and possibly a Thai curry with leftover vegetables and baby corn.
I did the chickpea curry dinner and the spring roll dinner minus the soup. Yesterday we had Thai green curry with more of the cauliflower/broccoli. We had pasta for lunch the other day, so I may make the red lentil soup tonight (it's raining) and then pizza bread Friday night.
Yesterday 09:02 PM
apeydef I made ravioli. Kids and I just ate it with butter and mixed veggies(cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) I made marinara for DHs.
Yesterday 06:47 PM
mommy2k&k Leftover chicken and rice, green beans and fresh fruit
Yesterday 05:20 PM
newmamalizzy Spaghetti and freezer meatballs with lovely fresh cucumbers.
Yesterday 03:59 PM
kitchensqueen Chili from the freezer stash here.
Yesterday 06:54 AM
Mylie We are having See Food night...lol

Seriously going to clean out all the leftovers....
08-19-2014 08:13 PM
kitchensqueen Shite airport food.
08-19-2014 06:33 PM
apeydef We ended up having nachos for dinner. I made my little guy a taco salad and he gobbled it up.
08-18-2014 07:03 PM
kitchensqueen Business travel for me tonight, so I ate out on the road. Great local spot to the city I'm in, with handmade pasta and a great antipasto platter. Glad to be able to expense it though!!
08-18-2014 03:57 PM
apeydef
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Originally Posted by KatelynRose View Post
Yessss I use the leftover bones and chicken bits from our rotisseries to make broth and it is PHENOMENAL. Over time, I collect bits of veggies that I would usually throw away or compost (pepper tops/stems, carrot tops, broccoli stalks, asparagus stalks, etc) and I put them in freezer bags in the freezer until I have leftover chicken bones. Then when I have chicken bones, I toss them in my crockpot with as many of those leftover frozen veggie bits as I can fit, fill the crockpot to the brim with water, and cook everything on low for about 14-24 hours. Sometimes I add a dash of apple cider vinegar if I have it. So easy and so good, and I get a good amount of broth out of a bunch of foods I'd usually be throwing out.

As for the rotisserie meat, we usually eat that as is with sides that I make.. I never have enough chicken to make into more than four servings. Maybe my store has small rotisseries available? Hmm..
Yea they tend to be bigger at SAMs club or Costco than the grocery store.
08-18-2014 03:08 PM
KatelynRose
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Went grocery shopping to SAMs today. Got a rotisserie. I love getting these and making meals with them. Tonight I'm making chicken quesadillas using the rotisserie chicken. Tomorrow homemade potpie using the rotisserie. I also buy big packages of tortillas from SAMs and the kids like chicken wraps with chicken, cheese, veggies and ranch.
Then I'm also going to use the bones from the chicken and make broth. I've never do e this but got the idea to do it bc I'm always buying broth for recipes.
Do any of you buy rotisseries and make meals from them?
Yessss I use the leftover bones and chicken bits from our rotisseries to make broth and it is PHENOMENAL. Over time, I collect bits of veggies that I would usually throw away or compost (pepper tops/stems, carrot tops, broccoli stalks, asparagus stalks, etc) and I put them in freezer bags in the freezer until I have leftover chicken bones. Then when I have chicken bones, I toss them in my crockpot with as many of those leftover frozen veggie bits as I can fit, fill the crockpot to the brim with water, and cook everything on low for about 14-24 hours. Sometimes I add a dash of apple cider vinegar if I have it. So easy and so good, and I get a good amount of broth out of a bunch of foods I'd usually be throwing out.

As for the rotisserie meat, we usually eat that as is with sides that I make.. I never have enough chicken to make into more than four servings. Maybe my store has small rotisseries available? Hmm..
08-18-2014 02:00 PM
apeydef
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
Oh, yeah, I'd say we buy a rotisserie every two weeks or so, and most of the time it gets used for 3 meals. First meal we usually just have chicken with sides, second meal is a meat-stretcher type meal using leftover meat in a dish like chow mein, cheesy chicken broccoli rice, some sort of cream sauce pasta, etc. Third use I'll generally simmer what's left of the chicken, pick off the remaining meat, and make a soup. I always make sure to save the weird liquid from the bottom of the container to go into the soup pot. I generally do the same thing with "real" chickens, but it's SO much easier to start with a rotisserie.
Yes I buy whole chickens and cook them myself a lot too but mostly in the winter. Idk why lol. Probably bc in the summer we generally grill chicken.
08-18-2014 01:40 PM
Mylie I have ham,potatoes and cabbage going in the crockpot....
08-18-2014 12:38 PM
newmamalizzy
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Went grocery shopping to SAMs today. Got a rotisserie. I love getting these and making meals with them. Tonight I'm making chicken quesadillas using the rotisserie chicken. Tomorrow homemade potpie using the rotisserie. I also buy big packages of tortillas from SAMs and the kids like chicken wraps with chicken, cheese, veggies and ranch.
Then I'm also going to use the bones from the chicken and make broth. I've never do e this but got the idea to do it bc I'm always buying broth for recipes.
Do any of you buy rotisseries and make meals from them?
Oh, yeah, I'd say we buy a rotisserie every two weeks or so, and most of the time it gets used for 3 meals. First meal we usually just have chicken with sides, second meal is a meat-stretcher type meal using leftover meat in a dish like chow mein, cheesy chicken broccoli rice, some sort of cream sauce pasta, etc. Third use I'll generally simmer what's left of the chicken, pick off the remaining meat, and make a soup. I always make sure to save the weird liquid from the bottom of the container to go into the soup pot. I generally do the same thing with "real" chickens, but it's SO much easier to start with a rotisserie.
08-18-2014 12:05 PM
apeydef Went grocery shopping to SAMs today. Got a rotisserie. I love getting these and making meals with them. Tonight I'm making chicken quesadillas using the rotisserie chicken. Tomorrow homemade potpie using the rotisserie. I also buy big packages of tortillas from SAMs and the kids like chicken wraps with chicken, cheese, veggies and ranch.
Then I'm also going to use the bones from the chicken and make broth. I've never do e this but got the idea to do it bc I'm always buying broth for recipes.
Do any of you buy rotisseries and make meals from them?
08-18-2014 10:44 AM
newmamalizzy Trying to work on some freezer foods, starting this week. Todays' contribution: We're cooking up a slow-cooker smoked shoulder and I'll freeze the leftover meat and the bone for a future split pea soup. Serving with green beans and mashed potatoes.
08-18-2014 08:02 AM
Ragana I've been out of town, eating cafeteria food for a week - actually not bad, since they had a salad bar and served interesting side salads. We also found out our camp uses local meat and vegetables.

Plan for the week so far after a look at the pantry:

* Chickpea curry (using a packet of butter chicken sauce) with rice, plus cauliflower/broccoli we froze before we left on vacation
* Frozen spring rolls, rice, tom yum soup with edamame or tofu
* Pasta with canned salmon (garlic, parsley, lemon), plus lime coleslaw or salad

I also have red lentils and veggie broth cubes, so I might make a soup if it's rainy, and possibly a Thai curry with leftover vegetables and baby corn.
08-18-2014 08:02 AM
Kate&Joey
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
Food Truck Friday! So awesome!!!!!
Yes, it is so fun! The HOA started it this summer, every other Friday. And we just got word that it will continue through the fall. Yay! Usually they organize two "real food" trucks and one "dessert" truck. Last week was sno-cones. It is so nice to walk to get dinner and everyone brings drinks and hangs out.

Last night was roasted new potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, and - of course - tomatoes from the garden.
08-18-2014 07:57 AM
alittlebithippie I'm thinking tortellini with pesto sauce. It's just me since DH is at the station tonight and I tend to be lazy when cooking meals for just myself haha.
08-18-2014 01:34 AM
apeydef I made a chicken Caesar salad. Went out of town for the weekend and had some good food, but we always feel like a good healthy salad when we get back.
08-17-2014 09:09 PM
mommy2k&k We made homemade pizza and had a salad. It was sure yummy.
08-17-2014 06:08 PM
newmamalizzy DBF cooked up some salmon, roasted brussells sprouts and corn on the cob.
08-17-2014 03:11 PM
kitchensqueen Minestrone soup here tonight - I have a squash to use up, and I have the beginnings of a sore throat (the day before a business trip!).
08-17-2014 09:00 AM
Gingerjv
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good to me but both girls hate cauliflower(but like broccoli, go figure) think they'd notice?
Well my family love all kinds of vegetables so i do not have such problems;-) But if you add more cheese and maybe some smoked sausages/meat nobody will notice!! in addition baked cauliflower tastes completely different;-) Much tastier than boiled one;-) Any ways i think you should try!
08-16-2014 05:08 PM
kitchensqueen I decided to make spaghetti with bottled marinara and Italian sausage.
08-16-2014 03:11 PM
stormborn
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Originally Posted by Gingerjv View Post
Today I made Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust! AT LAST!!!;-)) I have been looking at this recipe for a year probably;-)) and today the time has come;-) It was veeery delicious!! And very easy! For those who still did not try it i advice to do it as fast as possible;-)
Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good to me but both girls hate cauliflower(but like broccoli, go figure) think they'd notice?
08-16-2014 01:29 PM
kitchensqueen I have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner tonight... I might do Salisbury steak over egg noodles.
08-16-2014 11:27 AM
Gingerjv Today I made Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust! AT LAST!!!;-)) I have been looking at this recipe for a year probably;-)) and today the time has come;-) It was veeery delicious!! And very easy! For those who still did not try it i advice to do it as fast as possible;-)
08-16-2014 07:32 AM
newmamalizzy
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Originally Posted by Kate&Joey View Post
Food Truck Friday in our neighborhood! Everyone in the family chose something different, but I had a very yummy veggie burger with spicy aoli, cheese, and tomato.
Food Truck Friday! So awesome!!!!!
08-15-2014 08:15 PM
apeydef
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
Mmmm. BLT's sound good. Meals like that I usually serve raw veggies and dip on the side, and perhaps have a fruit and yogurt dessert or something. Cottage cheese is a common side dish around here, too.
Haha I ended serving the BLTs with cottage cheese and green beans.
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