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Friday, November 3, 2017

Cheap & Cheerful for the beginning of November

Weekend (husband cooked)
scrambled eggs, cole slaw, fried corn tortillas, cooked zucchini, oven-roasted potatoes, canned tomato sauce, garbanzo beans and Polish sausage
My husband's cooking style is mostly about putting food in the stomach. I'm having a hard time with really starchy meals, so on Saturday he made a few vegetable dishes, which really helped me.

My daughter had made dinner in advance, on Sunday for tonight. She made pumpkin-shaped pizzas, pumpkin soup and cole slaw.

I heated some turkey in gravy from the freezer, plus cornbread stuffing from a package, leftover cole slaw, spaghetti squash, mini candy bars

Wednesday (family dinner)
I made spaghetti and meatballs, using frozen meatballs, frozen tomato paste, garden herbs/garlic, whole wheat spaghetti noodles, also had a kale/zucchini/onion stir-fry, garlic toast from a small loaf of homemade French bread which had gone stale, and for dessert -- lemon sorbet found in the freezer and some savoiardi biscuits bought a really long time ago. I continue to find goodies tucked away in the freezer and pantry.

I used some leftover pizza sauce, pasta, zucchini, and meatballs for a one-pot meal, and served applesauce, and bread pudding. Easy-peasy

I think we'll do a repeat of Tuesday's turkey, gravy and stuffing. I have turkey and gravy in the freezer, the stuffing is packaged. I need to get out to the store and pick up some veggies. I'll see what looks good, and what might be on sale, and will use that as a side dish.

I hope that your week of meals was interesting and warming. Have a great weekend!


  1. Your meals sound great, Lili. I like the way your husband thinks and cooks. You are very blessed. Hope your weekend is terrific!

    1. Thank you, Belinda. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well!

  2. I smiled at your description of your hubby's cooking style--but hey, he's willing to do the work and no one goes hungry, right? It reminds me of our occasional smorgasbord/leftover nights--my kids love the variety, everyone gets fed, and it cleans out the fridge/freezer, so it's a win!

    It's been mostly chilly and rainy here this past week. Today we are enjoying sunshine. I've been breaking into my fall/winter cooking style. Trying (again!) to remember what we had ... Sunday=pea soup (husband cooked--actually, he made it on Saturday and reheated it Sunday. We think it tastes better the second day). Monday we had Mexican skillet supper with tortilla chips. Chicken tortellini soup and rolls Tuesday, Wednesday was Thai style crockpot chicken over rice, last night we had chili and cornbread. Tonight I'll do something with smoked sausage but I haven't decided what yet. Next week will be a crazy week for us so I think I'll be doing a lot of easy meals.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Hi Kris,
      It snowed here, last night! I think the rain is washing it all away, but it is putting my mind to cold weather and winter meals. Your soups/chili sound delicious, as does the Mexi skillet dinner.
      Have a great weekend, Kris!

  3. I also like you husbands style of cooking--put food in the stomach. :) We've also had a big pot of chili and now we're working on a big pot of vegetable soup. Definitely, soup weather.

    1. Hi live and learn,
      We had snow for a good part of this morning, so soup and chili weather sounds about right to me. Have a great weekend!

  4. Your dish sounds amazing. I will definitely give it a try. Kindly share a detail recipie. And keepposting more things. Stay blesssed.


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