Today is an extra challenge for clearing our those bits & pieces I have around the kitchen. It’s not a challenge because it’s so little, but rather because I want to use as much as possible so I won’t have to take a lot back with me to Madrid, plus I don’t want to spend money on any other ingredients. Again, I really hate waste!
Here’s a list of a few things that must be used in the next few days:
2 hot dog buns
a jar of homemade chili I canned last year
5 chicken hot dogs
1 stock of broccoli
the last loaf of homemade bread ( I usually make 5 loaves at a time which lasts me for 1 week including all the guests we have)
7 corn muffins
1/2 of homemade croutons
1/2 a jar of cooked garbanzo (chick peas) beans (which I canned myself last year)
I’m still in the village and don’t have access to my entire pantry, but still we have plenty to eat.
Ok, here’s some of my thinking for today.
Breakfast: John had eggs sausage & potatoes
I had 3 mandarins & toast with smashed garbanzo beans, a drizzle of olive oil & salt~ wow that’s good!
1st plate: leftover pasta salad
2nd plate: 3 chicken hot dogs wrapped in bacon fried, with the jar of chili over the top, roasted carrots, turnip & broccoli with salt & olive oil
I went ahead and made these while preparing the mid-day meal: Sandwiches that will be toasted in a skillet this evening of: homemade bread, mozzarella cheese, and I popped open a jar of roasted red peppers that I canned last year. We try to end the day with a little lighter meal and eat our largest meal of the day at 2pm.
Tomorrows breakfast I ‘prepped’ today also, 2 hard boiled eggs, with which I will make a creamed curry sauce over corn muffins & on the side, 1 sliced banana with sliced strawberries.
I also took out 2 of the bacon wrapped hot dogs, put them in the 2 last hot dog buns and grated a wee bit of mozzarella cheese over them a bit of Dijon mustard and wrapped them up for our ‘on the road’ lunch tomorrow. I ‘ll also make an extra sandwich for John of toasted peanut-butter & banana sandwich.
Supper for me will be another yummy garbanzo bean paste toast & leftover chili for John with a corn muffin
So, here is the new list using what have:
6 4 bananas 1 pk 1/2 pk bacon 2 hot dog buns a jar of homemade chili I canned last year 5 chicken hot dogs 1 turnip 4 strawberries 1 stock of broccoli 1/2 stock of broccoli 5 3 carrots the last loaf of homemade bread ( I usually make 5 loaves at a time which lasts me for 1 week including all the guests we have) 3/4 loaf left 7 3 corn muffins
1/2 of homemade croutons
1/2 a jar of cooked garbanzo (chick peas) beans (which I canned myself last year) 8 6 eggs ( from my 3 hens)