I took some time out yesterday for a sewing project I need as a gift. With the leftovers I made a small table topper for DD#1 breakfast room table. My girls aren't big fans of the table runners/toppers I quilt but they love the ones I make using canvas. This runner will be going to a young hip lady, figured I better go with what seems to appeal to that age group.
We had what I call fancy canned biscuits for Sunday dinner this week. One can wasn't enough but 2 cans were to many so I held back some of the dough for home made donuts last night for desert. Hubby was over the moon!! I haven't made these since our big girls were little. Here is how its done. Slice up some raw biscuit dough, drop them into a pan of hot oil (350) and cook until golden. Then toss in powder sugar or whatever else your family likes.
Our food stamp freezer is looking a mess with all the "To Go" meals I have been able to put back this month. Each time I open the door stuff is falling out. Grrr Yesterday morning was tidy up time.
I know the majority of food stamp recipients would not have a Food Saver however I can't send hubby off with all of my plasticware next week, in addition sealing everything up in bags will help things fit better in his cooler as well as last longer in the freezer.
This looks and works much better now that I have removed all of hubby's "To Go" meals. My "To Go" meals are still in here for when needed.
No post for 2 days!! How can that be? Sunday was non stop in the kitchen and around the house, then Hubby and Tyler hung out with me for the afternoon after their outing to the dinosaur exhibit. Can't think straight when they are around. Yesterday was catch up day for everything, house, laundry, pay bills, meet hubby at lunch, on and on till bedtime. Today is a new day with lots more gotta get done's, figure I better post while I have the chance!
Here is a list of the "To Go" meals I packed up yesterday for hubby while I was reorganising the fridge. The meals in red are leftovers from Sunday dinner so they are not from our food stamp money this month!
2 Pkg Pork Loin
2 Pkg Chicken legs/thighs
1 Pkg Chicken breast
2 Pkg Roast beef
1 Pkg Ham
1 Pkg Chicken broccoli pasta sauce
2 Pkg Salisbury steak
2 Pkg Veggie soup
2 Pkg Bean soup
1 Pkg Spaghetti sauce
3 Pkg Jambalaya
1 Pkg Chili
1 Pkg Cincinnati chili
2 loaves artisan bread
1 Pkg Garlic Cheese biscuits
Total of 14 meals from the food stamp challenge, 7 additional meals from Sunday dinners along with homemade breads. I will also do some baking before he heads out. Can't send he away from home without some goodies!!
I am tickled pink that we have so many extra meals from what I have been cooking this month using only our food stamp challenge money. We still have some money leftover to see us through the month that I will be using to shop on Thursday. If we were really living on food stamps this weeks shopping trip I would devote to doing some stocking up with whats on sale since we have plenty of leftovers in the freezer.
I love "To Go" meals!!! "To Go" meals are a lifesaver on nights I am not in the mood to cook, don't have the time, or we need something quick and easy so we can head out the door to a function. "To Go" meals keeps us away from drive though windows and long restaurant lines for over priced foods. "To Go" meals helps keep our monthly budget on track and allows for a little extra to move over to savings or to purchase things just because.
"To Go" meals are a waste of time and money if all you do is let them hang out in the freezer to eventually get lost in the crowd. Not so at our house. I keep all of our "To Go" meals in one area of the freezer, they are vacuum sealed and labeled so I know what I have. Food Saver bags are pricey however I buy ours on sale which helps and in the long run a vacuum bag is a heck of a lot cheaper than stopping even for fast food.
Another long day around the house as I have soooo much on the must do list and Hubby has thrown a new long term plan at me that I wasn't expecting. I will be doing some BIG time number crunching over the next few days/weeks!!