Friday, April 22, 2016
Cheap & Cheerful Suppers for mid-April
Pumpkin soup (made from mashed potatoes in freezer, frozen pumpkin, frozen ham)
Saturday (birthday dinner)
Chicken enchiladas (from freezer)
Mexican chicken and vegetable soup (from freezer)
Homemade corn tortillas chips (daughter made)
Scratch birthday cake
Frozen green beans
Fruit salad (apple, banana, last of strawberries from making birthday cake)
Leftover pumpkin soup
Pasta and veggie salad
Homemade buns with first lettuce from the garden!
Oven-roasted potatoes and carrots
Mexi-style beans and rice (with canned tomatoes and black olives)
Carrot sticks and dip
Thursday (simple dinner, spent the day in the garden)
Bean, ham and veggie soup
Homemade bread with butter
Another week of simple meals. We had beautiful weather all week long, so I spent as much time as I could in the garden. Which meant not so much time for cooking. No matter -- dreary weather will return soon enough and I can spend more time in the kitchen, then.
You know, even on a warm day, coming into the house and breathing deep the aromas coming from soup in the crockpot, it really took me by surprise yesterday afternoon. I had a breif moment of thinking, "wow, who's cooking something? That smells amazing!" I had to laugh as it was my humble bean, ham and veggie soup.
I'm working at using up foods from the pantry and freezer these weeks. The fridge is constantly looking bare. But I think this is what it will take to get some organization taken care of in both the freezer and the pantry. The bonus is that to do this, I'm just not buying as much at the store this month, so I'll be saving a nice chunk of change, to put towards the stock up months to come.
Did you have a favorite meal this past week? What were the easy to make dishes on your menu?