This week ended up being another of my weeks without groceries, even though I never planned it that way. I was supposed to go last Saturday, but we still had plenty of food, and I just didn't feel like it. I thought I'd go Tuesday night, and then yesterday, but I didn't want to leave my family, we were having such a good time together. I'm so happy that I know now that we can get along so well without constant trips to the store.
I've had so much fun trying to use up what's in the fridge. I learned a lot from my past experiment, and one of the things that I learned is that I shouldn't ration and "save" refrigerated items, because they will spoil, especially fruits and veggies. I've also noticed that I'm more careful about wasted food--for example, I've started giving Red Chief smaller portions and then giving him more if he still wants it.
Here's what I made for dinner this week:
- Pigs in blankets with hot dogs from the freezer and fluffy yeast dough on the outside. I stuffed the hot dogs with cheese, which was popular with Red Chief. We also had fries and green beans from the freezer.
- Crustless spinach quiche with homemade gingerbread
- Really yummy chicken quinoa soup made with a pot of broth I had in the fridge; cabbage, celery, carrots, and ginger that were going downhill; leftover chicken; and leftover savory lemon sauce. I actually tried to write down what I put in it after the fact because it was so amazingly good. I served toast with this, but really, it was a meal in itself.
- A quick fry-up based on this recipe with the rest of the wilting cabbage, a pepper from the fridge, and some sausage from the freezer. Served over the last of our brown rice.