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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Can Do More Than One Thing.........

Seems the last several post are about making dolls, but LOOK I can do something other than making dolls.Lol

How do you plan your meals? Most days I have my meals planned out,as what I will cook. Days like today , I didn't have a plan. As you know we stay stocked, and with care taking these days DH does alot of our grocery shopping. Yesterday while he was out, he picked up a bagged salad. I like to make my own salad but I am not against a bag salad esp. on a busy day. Sometimes it can be cheaper to buy bagged and add your own veggies. I'm all for doing what works best for you!
Each evening or early mornings I try to ask what they'd like to eat, most of the time I get ,It doesn't matter, or Whatever you want to cook. SO HELPFUL!!!!!! LOL Sometimes I get a straight up answer:o) When I ask last night I got It doesn't matter , and a whats my choice.
I planned today's meal around the bagged salad. I thought of what all I have cooked and in the freezer. Then I opened the fridge and right there in the veggie drawer was 4 zuc. squash I had thought for the past 2 days I'll cook and had forgotten. You know I don't like waste. So I thought That's it I'll make spag. sauce.I'm not a big meat eater, but my Guys are, so I add meat to most recipes. Even if its just enough for them to think their eating meat. I don't care for the taste of it.

Spag. sauce
4 zuc. squash Grated 1 Large onion chopped 1 large bell pepper chopped

1 pint canned stewed toms. (or 1~ 14- 16oz.can) 1 qt. of Spag. sauce (or 1 can)
6 cloves of roasted garlic 1 lb. of ground turkey or gr. beef or leave out all together

Cook turkey and drain. Add squash, onion, peppers and stewed toms. cook until tender ,add spag. sauce.

I use whole wheat spag. cook according to pkg. drain ,plate top with spag. sauce and cheese.

I keep garlic butter (Marg.) in the fridge I raost garlic and stir into butter . I use it for a number of things. My main reason for making it ahead is to make garlic toast , I spread it on bread and top with cheese and toast.

I'm not big on eating out alot, I like to know what goes into our food . If someone likes to eat out fine, another I like what works best for everyone. Most of my meals are frugal meals, but also they have to taste good too as well as look good ,I think we 1st eat with our eyes! I love to cook and enjoying trying new recipes or making my own up as I go .
What are some of your frugal meals? Frugal tips? With the price of gas skyrocketing ,food prices or everything hauled in will go up . Everyone I know is once again tightening their belts, seems life is one big adjustment with this economy.
Hope everyone has a great day!


Melanie said...

Hi, Lib~
That looks very good. We had spaghetti on Tuesday. Italian food is my favorite. :)
I usually buy meat when it's on sale and freeze it. Then I plan meals around that...mostly ground beef and chicken.
I do buy roasts on sale and make one every Sunday in the crock easy and when we come in from church it smells so wonderful! :)

PEA said...

Your spaghetti sauce looks and sounds so delicious, thank you for the recipe. I've never thought of putting grated zucchini squash in mine, will have to remember that next summer when I have zucchinis coming out of my ears! lol

I refuse to pay full price for meat so usually buy a couple of packages of each when it comes on sale. I do a lot of my own canning and freezing so that helps a lot as well. xoxo

JoyceAnn said...

Looks delish , we had spaghetti this week too. I love it , hubby's not so crazy about it. He loves big chunks of meat (LOL).

~ Blessings ~

Miss Rhea said...

Yum. YUMMY !!! :) Lib, I just LOVE your dolls. They are SO sweet. You should open an etsy store and sell them. I used to make tea dyed dolls years ago, and yours are really special :) Hope you have a great week my friend :) I am so sorry I haven't been able to visit lately, I miss you !!! Hugs :) :)