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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Cheap & Cheerful Suppers From This Last Week

As the garden is doing well and we've been blackberry picking, most of our meals contained a fair amount of fruits and vegetables. Our suppers continue to be humble affairs. But everything gets eaten and every tummy is full. 

scratch pesto and cheese pizza, sautéed turnip greens, rhubarb and apple crisp

lentil tacos, fresh blackberries, cucumber salad

tvp, rice and peanut sauce, sautéed summer squash and cabbage, blackberries

meatloaf with gravy, rice-stuffed grape leaves, fresh figs, cucumber sticks, sautéed zucchini, blackberry pie

pepperoni, green pepper and olive pizza, marinated carrot sticks, fruit salad, leftover pie

chicken, vegetable and sesame chow mein, scratch brownies

bean and beef burritos in homemade tortillas, salsa, cucumber sticks, marinated carrot sticks, brownies

Friday's dinner will be pizza, again. I had mentioned to my family that I thought I could eat pizza a couple of times per week. Tuesday -- pizza, tonight -- pizza. Fortunately, my family agreed that pizza twice in a week would be a good thing.

Breakfasts continued to be yogurt with fruit (this week blueberries and blackberries), toast, cold cereal, fruit, juice, and sometimes leftovers from dinner. Do you like dinner leftovers for breakfast, too? Sometimes a lentil taco just hits the spot at 7 AM.

Lunches were homemade soups (one -- Italian lentil and vegetable, the other -- turnip stems, carrot and potato), leftovers, peanut butter sandwiches, garden salads, cheese, fruit& toast, plus cookies or brownies

Snacks included popcorn, fresh fruit, cookies/brownies, peanuts, raisins, crackers

What was on your menu this past week?


  1. Your meals sound delicious as usual. We had cooler weather move in was a much welcomed change. I used the oven this week for the first time in a couple months.
    Friday-Kung pao Chicken
    Saturday-red beans and rice with andouille sausage
    Sunday-Italian casserole -it’s just hot Italian sausage, pasta, sauce and cheese. One of my husbands favorites
    Tuesday-chicken cordon bleu-frozen I can get on sale for $1.29 each. Makes for a great dinner when I don’t feel like cooking!
    Thursday-chicken fried steak using elk
    Friday- pizza my son and dil are picking up a pizza for us tonite from a place about 20 miles from here. I wouldn’t go so far for pizza but they love this place. Their treat for dog sitting their dog for almost two weeks straight.

  2. Hi Diane,
    Yum, your meals sound delicious! Enjoy that pizza tonight. Not having to cook will be a treat for you, I'm guessing.

  3. I see pesto pizza on your menu. How do you make that? Do you use the pesto as the sauce?
    I've been making a lot of pesto and freezing it recently with more basil to pick. Pesto pizza sounds interesting.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      Yes, I used pesto as the pizza sauce. I wasn't bowled over with it, though. I didn't think it had enough flavor. I think I like pesto as a sandwich spread in place of mayo better.

      You are lucky to have so much basil. It's always been hard for me to grow, here. Enjoy your bounty!


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