Saturday, May 25, 2013

So what's been cooking?


I planned ahead to keep cooking easy and healthful, during my recovery.

-cold cereal with milk, berries
-Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs
-toast with margarine, jam; eggs
-homemade banana bread, yogurt

OJ, coffee/tea

-kids continue to tote lunches from home, typically a sandwich, home brewed iced tea, fruit, homemade cookie
-those at home select from homemade soup, sandwich, leftovers, salad

-hamburgers on the grill, salad
-spaghetti with previously frozen spaghetti sauce, salad
-baked Tilapia, rice, carrots, salad
-hotdogs on buns, Crock pot calico beans, apple-raisin coleslaw
-meatloaf, baked potatoes, peas and carrots, salad
-Shake and bake chicken thighs and drums, chicken rice mix (gifted to me), sauteed Swiss chard, salad
-a Tuscan herb seasoned pasta salad with the meat from split chicken breasts that was precooked for the salad, tossed salad
-Crock pot pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, salad
-planned over: homemade stroganoff using leftover pot roast and gravy, egg noodles (gifted to me), canned beets
-homemade pizza: choice of sausage and cheese, and onion/black olive/bacon/mushroom/Pepperoni/red pepper
-baked salmon with lemon and dill, white rice, salad, fzn broccoli
-ground beef-canned kidney bean tacos in soft tortillas with filling choice of: homemade taco sauce, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese; canned Mexicorn

There isn't much I can prepare myself, so I am giving instructions when needed or asking Mom or college girl to prepare specific things.

both college girl and Mom like to cook and bake, so there have been plenty of treats for dessert seekers:
-cupcakes with assorted frostings
-ginger cookies
-chocolate chip cookies

So, using what is on hand, eating things down, being mindful of waste as well. Things are running very smoothly in our kitchen, regardless of my medical recovery.

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