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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
What's been cooking?
5 a.m. Tuesday morning found me brownig off this lb of ground beef. I kept an eye on it while I went about my usual routine: emptying the dish washer, making bfst and to go lunches and coffee.
I added the cooked meat to the awaiting crock pot, filled with all additional ingredients. This really went smoothly for me.
A baggie of frozen, mixed Cheddar and Munster cheeses was called into service. We have used up all of the bars of Jack, Colby-Jack and "cheap" Cheddar. I am reserving my good, NY state sharp Cheddar for snacking.
Deli ends that I paid $2.99/lb for.
I came home to this.
I made a single batch (I usually double the recipe) of my corn bread, baking it off in the convection, counter top mini oven.
WEd: dinner with DAd, so an opportunity to eat any leftovers. I split the l/o chilli with DD, grabbed one of the 2 remaining pieces of corn bread, made a simple salad plate of organic Romaine, sliced some freebie "baby carrots" into pennies, sliced some grape tomatoes in half, topped it with some of the l/o German herbed cornichons from the holidays, drizzled the remnants of the citrus-onion dressing pouch from work. Several items I shouldn't be eating; we're using them up.