Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
What's been cooking?
More items out of the pantry yesterday, including my last can of red, wild caught, Alaskan, sockeye Salmon
which I turned into creamed salmon over fork mashed, boiled potatoes, with a side of mixed gr/waxed beans
A simple salad with choice of dressing completed our "Fish on Monday" meal.
Tonight's Crock Pot meal was a real treat: pot roast! We hadn't had that for some time, but I had purchased 2 roasts on sale and froze them. I cook them still frozen, on low with one can of Golden Mushroom soup and one envelope of French onion soup (still have a LOT that had been gifted to us), some extra black pepper.
One bonus is that it makes it's own gravy!
I cut up one carrot per person, and steamed them. Once cooked, I transfered them to a serving dish, added the dribbles of honey left in the bottle, as well as the rest of the orange-honey butter from a few weeks ago (served with corn bread I think?).
Although I do have fresh potatoes on hand, I am trying to eat down pantry ingredients, including this metal canister (it's OLD! they only make these in paperboard now)that I decant potato flakes into. We had been gifted multiple boxes and this is the last of them. Good in a pinch, although not my preference.
I made a larger batch, using milk, butter, salt, pepper, onion powder.
My dinner plate! It tasted really good. Enough leftovers for a lunch to tote to work tomorrow, extra gravy is now a frozen asset.