Posts tagged ‘meal planning’

August 22, 2012

meal strategy

A new, fresh way to decide what to have for dinner.  Ask yourself:

“What is going to go rotten first?”

For us yesterday it was the kale = ham n’ greens

Question #2:

“What is the oldest item in the freezer?”

I’m beginning to wonder how long we could be fed off those two questions…

Question #3:

“How can I reinvent _____________ ?”

Example:  left-over chicken meat transformed into pasta salad

Dressing:  dijon mustard, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper with romano sprinkles on top

“Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.”  ~ P. J. O’Rourke

January 9, 2012

nice dice

Is it wrong to feel complete joy upon finding a container of diced veggies in the freezer?  Planned happiness can be found when adding a little extra chopping to “regular” cooking time to freeze & save for another day.

Hubbie, “What does that mean?”

Me (giggle), “What do you think it means?”

Hubbie, “I have no idea.”

Me, “It’s chopped up veggies ready for making soup!”

Hubbie, “So, there’s no chicken or noodles.”  (shakes head & laughs)

“A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.”  ~unknown author

September 8, 2011

egg eaters

Try this Mini Frittatas recipe (October Family Circle) with left-overs:

12 cup muffin tin (spray with non-stick), 3 cups cooked meat & veg, shredded cheddar, 8 beaten eggs with salt & pepper – layer as listed & bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Combo above:  cooked crumbled italian sausage, roasted cauliflower, sage, onion.  Other thoughts:

  • bacon, tomato (seeds out unless you dig soggy), onion
  • breakfast sausage, peppers, mushrooms
  • broccoli, potatoes
  • serving size is perfect, freeze for a quick meal anytime or on the go, great way to use left-overs
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