Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Friday, November 21, 2014
What's been cooking?
Tuesday: planned overs: the leftover chicken cacciatore sauce from Sunday was used as a marinara over a lb of plain zizi, topped with a combination of shredded Mozzarella, Parmesan and Provolone cheeses
Canned green beans on the side.
Wed: Y.O.Y.O. night-grab a meal sized container of leftovers, make yourself something to eat
Thursday: taco night! We actually had ground beef! I used a lb of Aldi's 85% fzn tubes of ground beef and mixed it with a drained and rinsed can of Goya black beans (sale plus cpn deal) and some home made, salt free seasoning. Pictured in back is a dish with some refried beans (Dollar Tree) that we call "bean paste" as the first layer in our tacos
Dollar Tree flour tortillas
Choice of toppings: shredded blend of cheeses (I keep a tub in the freezer of mixed, shredded bits of Jack/Pepper Jack/Cheddar cheeses that I use for Mexican inspired dishes. This tub was just replenished, using the blocks of CHeddar (one regular and one NY state extra sharp-my preference) that were leftover from a work luncheon and languishing in the break room fridge. With a short week coming up at work, I knew that it was best to take it, use it up before it became a science experiment), chopped organic tomato, slivered organic lettuce, organic salsa, homemade salsa
Additional sides: canned corn, a box of McCormick rice and beans (Dollar Tree)
Fri: hotdogs and fzn homemade "Campbell's style" pork beans I defrosted, Aldi's hot dog buns with choice of condiments. Only 3 for supper, so I skipped the coleslaw I intended originally to make. Trying to make room in the fridge with Thanksgiving a week away.