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Friday, January 15, 2016
Blackbelt frugality: turning to frozen assets and the pantry
Getting more "non DASH" diet foods out of the house: canned pintos (I will rinse these), refried beans, Mexicorn, jarred taco sauce (Dollar Tree find). I am eliminating items, finding substitutes, such as Goya low salt beans or making my own from dried and freezing ahead in 2 cup increments.
Frozen asset: scraps of roast chicken, which are perfect for tacos. I heat up wthe meat with the rinsed beans, along w/ my own, no salt taco seasoning and about 1/4 cup water. Once the water evaporates, it's ready! We'll have these on flour tortillas (DT) spread with "bean paste" aka refried beans with choice of Romaine lettuce, chopped tomato (my last Canadian hot house one), home shredded Colby-Jack cheese.
Just 2 for supper tonight as DD has been away for a few days, one kidlet woke up @ 3:30 a.m., vomiting literally everywhere. Ugh! After cleaning the mess, and sending him to the shower (it was THAT bad), I may have gotten 20 more minutes of sleep. Yep-off to work as we're in semester exams, but I only had one, so left immediately afterwards.