Friday, August 9, 2019

Cheap & Cheerful Suppers for the First Week of August

one of my lunches during the week, using up leftover baked beans,
garden produce for a salad, gifted watermelon, and the bread
that was badly over-baked and had to have the sides trimmed 

Friday
baked beans (using the leftover chicken barbecue sauce from Thursday's dinner, plus onions and cooked pinto beans)
scratch corn bread
green salad with garden lettuce and tomato
blackberries with honey

Saturday
leftover baked beans
fried cornbread
green salad (using garden kale, garden lettuce, and some onion in a homemade creamy dressing)

Sunday cook-out
hot dogs in homemade buns
homemade French fries
green salad using garden lettuce and kale
garden tomato wedges

Monday
spaghetti with beefy marinara
blackberry pie

Tuesday's dinner

Tuesday
lentil and barley salad, along with with garden greens, garden tomatoes, and garden cucumber, topped with boiled egg slices
crackers (my daughter bought the crackers at Dollar Tree for our dinner -- it was her night to cook. They tasted great with the salad!)
blackberry pie

Wednesday's dinner

Wednesday
garden beet green, garden garlic, and onion frittata, topped with marinara sauce
brown rice topped with marinara
beet salad (using the root of the garden beets from which I plucked the beet greens, some leftover sweet pickle juice, chive blossom vinegar, and salt)

Thursday
chicken curry (using chicken leg quarters, canned tomato paste, onions, homemade plum chutney, garden kale, seasonings, coconut milk)
brown rice
pears from our trees


A delicious week, with an abundance of garden produce, several meatless entrees, and lots of variety.

When I was cleaning the kitchen, one day earlier this week, I decided to get out the fall tablecloth. I'm not pushing summer out the door, exactly, but ushering in a season of harvest and thanksgiving. (Plus, the summer table runner and straw mats were needing a good cleaning.) We have so much for which to be thankful.

Live Chat Opportunity
For anyone interested, I will be online and live tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 10, 2019) from 9 AM to 11 AM, PDT with a post of miscellaneous "stuff" from this past week and to answer any questions you may have about how I do things, what my days' schedules look like, particular recipes you'd like, or even to ask a question of another online friend, here. I also have a couple of questions of my own for which I'd like to get some suggestions (one having to do with how to best patch or salvage jeans with a hole in a bad/indecent spot, and the other needing a recipe for rhubarb chutney that uses ingredients that I have on hand -- I'll specify those ingredients tomorrow). Ruthie, I'll type up my recipe for pita bread in this post tomorrow morning. Anyway, if you can drop by, say hi tomorrow morning from 9 to 11 AM PDT. I'd love to chat with you all. If you can't be there, then, I'll check back on the comments over the rest of the weekend.

Have a great weekend, everybody! Hope to hear from some of you tomorrow!




6 comments:

Ruthie said...

So will this be a Facebook live?

Lili said...

Hi Ruthie,
Nope, this will be right here on my blog. Use the comments' field for "chatting." I'll be here, then, responding live during that time frame, instead of getting back to comments hours or days later.. I'll have a post "up" just before 9 AM PDT.
I'm sorry if my lack of clarity caused any confusion.

BTW, I'm typing up that recipe for pita bread right now and will also bake a batch and take photos so you can see how it turns out.

Lona said...

I have definitely been wanting to put out my fall decor. I think I will start slowly putting it out.
I also want to set up my coffee/hot cocoa bar again. I did it last winter and it was a great hit. I think I will move forward with that as well.
I'm feeling especially thankful this season.
My sweet friend, Beth, has recently found out that she has Mast Cell Leukemia. My heart breaks for her as she enters a season of treatments. It really puts life into focus for me and to be extremely thankful right where I am.
I hope to hear the live chat tomorrow. We are ESt time so I am hoping that it will be 12pm here.

RobinWrob said...

Good afternoon, Lilli

I hope I am in the live chat now. My time on the east coast is 12:45pm

Robin W

Lili said...

Lona said...
I have definitely been wanting to put out my fall decor. I think I will start slowly putting it out.
I also want to set up my coffee/hot cocoa bar again. I did it last winter and it was a great hit. I think I will move forward with that as well.
I'm feeling especially thankful this season.
My sweet friend, Beth, has recently found out that she has Mast Cell Leukemia. My heart breaks for her as she enters a season of treatments. It really puts life into focus for me and to be extremely thankful right where I am.
I hope to hear the live chat tomorrow. We are ESt time so I am hoping that it will be 12pm here.


Oh Lona, I'm so sorry for your friend, Beth. What a difficult thing to have to deal with. I pray her treatments go well for her. It has been a season for me to find thanks in all things.

You'll laugh about this, but some summers in the PNW it never gets warm enough for me to NOT drink cocoa. So my cocoa bar has been up all summer! Your coffee and cocoa bar sounds so inviting. I've added herb tea to mine this year. One of my daughters really enjoys the lemon balm and peppermint that I've been drying for tea. I do need to tidy up that spot, though. Because it just looks like a mess of containers on the counter.
I'm glad you could "chat" this morning. that was fun sharing ideas with each other! We'll do that again, soon. have a great afternoon!

Lili said...

RobinWrob said...
Good afternoon, Lilli
I hope I am in the live chat now. My time on the east coast is 12:45pm


Hi Robin, I'm so glad that you found us on the other page!! Thanks for commenting and adding to the mix. Have a wonderful afternoon.