Friday, June 25, 2010

Eating from my Freezer

Don't you hate it when you're trying to avoid spending money and yet nothing sounds good to eat?  Well, I'm trying to get through until after the 4th of July with what we have on hand.  I'm totally a stock-piler so this isn't really a problem.  Here's what we have so far...

  • Grape-Stuffed Sausage Meatballs w/ Flatbread.  Okay, I do have to buy the flatbread and ricotta and grapes, but grapes are on sale for 99 cents at Safeway and I have the rest already.  I bought a pound ground pork over a year ago on sale for $1.19 and froze it.  It's time to use it, don't you think!?!?!  And I'm using dry parsley and plain old salad greens instead of fresh and arugula.  The whole meal won't cost much because I'll use the leftover flatbread and ricotta for something else. 

  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo.  I already have the fish (frozen tilapia) and the corn tortillas.  I even have a tomato, an onion, and some salad greens.  I'll add a bundle of cilantro and a jalapeno from the store and call it good.  I did run accross some Cilantro Lime Vinegarette so I may even get a little more creative if I have all of the necessary ingredients. 

That will get us through the weekend because we're attending a couple of social engagements with food.  Monday, I have to go get more milk and bananas anyway so I'll find something to go with our roasted chicken then.  Oooh... Fancy Chicken Salad because I'll have grapes!

PS... I do love Rachael Ray's recipes.  They're simple (enough) and full of flavor. 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that you have a blog Clara! Is this replacing your other one? I'll be adding you to my blog roll so that I don't miss a thing. :)

    I enjoy the challenge of doing an eat from the pantry and freezer. I've come up with some creative recipes this way when I really challenged myself. Your menu ideas look fabulous! I like RR too.