Saturday, May 25, 2013

So what's been cooking?

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

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

OJ, coffee/tea

Lunch:
-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

Dinner:
-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.

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

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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