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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Working with what I've got
Here's a photo of what's for dinner tonight. Even though last night was penne pasta with a somewhat meat based sauce on top, tonight finds me again serving Italian style pasta. I started with the remaining 1/2 lb bag of fzn onion-pepper "stir fry" and 2 fzn Italian sausage links (quickly defrosted in microwave before frying off in crumbles. Added: 1 stalk celery that I diced, the remaining sauce from last night, a can of mushrooms, a huge bag of chopped fzn garden zuke that had to go, black pepper, Italian seasonings, a 29 oz can of tomato puree, a 15 oz can of Italian seasoned, diced tomatoes, a good splash of red wine, several slices of meatloaf that I smashed into meat crumbles. This is a thick, chuny sauce which will be served over spaghetti.
Side: tossed salad with choice of dressing.
DS #1 who is on his own, continues to struggle, financially. I told him that until things improve, he is to have dinner here, especially as it's the most expensive meal of the day. I can readily add 2 plates to our table (for DS and GF) at no real hardship vs supplying him with grocery money. This is do-able.