On The table

2008/01/08 Really easy creamy chicken in a tangy sauce

This meal was brought to my family after the baby was born, and all but one of the kids devoured it, so I asked how it was made. I am going to change it today since I feel like it will be unaffected by my change and make it cheaper and more pantry-friendly. Serve over rice, I prefer brown but everyone else likes white. So we'll have brown ;-).  read more »

2008/12/15 Beef and Quinoa Enchiladas

Sometimes I fill enchiladas with a mixture of chopped meat and cooked rice. Last night I decided to branch out and I mixed finely chopped leftover roast beef with cooked quinoa. I thought it turned out really well and everyone ate it. Quinoa is an ancient grain that is a complete protein all by itself (meaning you don't have to complement it with a legume to make a complete protein) and I happen to have a 50 pound bucket of it.

2008/10/10 Meatloaf and 'mashed tatoes

I recently bought 20 pounds of ground beef and part of it was made into a meatloaf for the freezer. Last night as I cooked biscuits and sausage gravy, the youngest Frugalgirl, who is quite opinionated, especially since she turned 3, insisted that we also have "mashed 'tatoes." Since mashed potatoes don't really go with biscuits and gravy, I told her I'd make them tonight, so I pulled the meatloaf out of the freezer as well.

2008/08/14 Roast beef sandwiches au jus*

Since the dishwasher's death two weeks ago, I find myself having second thoughts when it comes to cooking and baking, because I know that I will be handwashing everything that gets used in the process (I know, I should get my kids to do dishes, but when the three older ones are in school, it's not like I am going to wait around for them to come home before the dishes get done.) To keep the kitchen in tip-top shape, I've been washing three times a day. Having all the dinner prep dishes washed before dinner comes in really handy after dinner, when the get-ready-for-bed rush hits. I'm often drop-dead-exhausted and want to ignore the dishes, but waiting till the next morning is not such a great idea. Having fewer dishes to wash makes the evening clean-up manageable.  read more »

2008/07/07 Almost homegrown supper

Frugalboy pointed out to me as we ate, that if the chicken had been one of the ones we had raised ourselves, and we'd grown the potatoes, that our meal would have been entirely homegrown. What a cool thing!

We had Garlic Lime Chicken, (I am not a Flybaby but this Flylady recipe is fantastic!) potatoes and homegrown peas in the cheese sauce leftover from the macaroni and cheese, and a medley of sauteed veggies straight from the garden--the first of the zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and onions.

I am stuffed from the veggies--they are my favorite!


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