Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What's been cooking?

 4 small cans of tuna turned into 4 good sized, tuna cakes
 1 28 oz can Hanover baked beams from Dollar Tree
 1/2 bag each of freebie "baby carrots" and fzn Brussels sprouts were steamed

 Fish on Monday, with homemade tartar sauce , using y own zucchini relish
 Lots of popcorn lately
 Tuesday: sundried tomato Italian sausage hot pot, using Frugal queen's recipe with some adaptations, to clear out what was on hand

Wednesday is dinner for 2 as the boys have dinner with Dad. DD and I are having beef burgers on toast, l/o scallopped potatoes, fzn sugar snap peas
I had about 1/3 of a lb of the beef leftover, so I made a quick soup: the 1/2 of an onion from the fridge, 2 carrots, the rest of the celery sticks from the holidays, 2 more branches of celery, 1 pint home canned tomatoes, 1 qt low salt beef broth (Dollar Tree), black pepper, 1 bay leaf, some dried Italian herbs, the rest of the pok choy, about 8 long in the tooth mushrooms,1 cup quinoa elbow macaroni. Smells good! It'll most likely be for lunches this week


mikemax said...

Hey, Carol! How do the Dollar Tree baked beans taste compared to Bush's or B&M? I like Bush's the best, but I have B&M as a reference.

Also, "long in the tooth" is an old family saying...along with some I can't publish here, LOL.

CTMOM said...

Max, Hanover is a familiar brand to me, they also have canned and fzn vegetables. I'd compare them to Bush's more than B & M (both brands I like, preferring B & M as I grew up w/ them). They are very good-the hanover ones.

Kathy said...

Looks good! Do you make your tuna cakes like salmon patties?

CTMOM said...

yes, this batch didn't have any grated carrot, which I usually do. I needed to quickly get dinner done.

meme said...

Boy - did that soup look good !

mikemax said...

Thanks for the heads up on Hanover. It is not sold in my part of the world through normal distribution channels. I was at DT today and forgot to look!