Sunday, June 24, 2012

What's cooking

I spent much of the weekend cooking, something I haven't done since Kaelen was born.  Now that we're on a very tight budget (and because Gene doesn't give a rat's patootie about variety if left to do it on his own), I wanted to have as many things pre-made as I could.  It prevents temptation on those nights we don't feel like making anything.

Besides, I like cooking.

The weekend's haul turned out to be pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.
  • 2 lasagnas in 8x8 pans
  • Greek yogurt
  • double batch of rhubarb big crumb coffee cake
  • 1 loaf of 100% whole wheat sandwich bread (which I neglected to remove from its pan right away and it steamed its bum soft)
  • 2 pans of chicken verde enchiladas, made with chicken and my home-canned corn
  • double batch of pizza dough, half of which I froze and the other half Gene made into decked-out pizzas
  • minestrone soup
  • a batch of pureed cherries for the kid
I froze everything except 1 batch of the enchiladas, which we're going to have for dinner tonight, and the coffee cake.  Gene took a good amount of the coffee cake to our neighbors from whose yard I pilfered the rhubarb at 7:00 this morning.  My rhubarb out front bolted and the year-old rhubarb in the back yard has stalks that are not much larger than pencils.

Lunch tomorrow will either be leftover gyros or the end of a not-so-exciting concoction of braised beef, egg noodles, tomatoes, and edamame I made last week.  Hey, I said we've been working on eating what's on hand... sometimes the results are odd.

Some laundry, bathe the kid, glass of wine, and I'm done.

I'm pooped.


  1. that beef noodle tomatoes and green things looks like a good base for some soup :) ... but that just makes even more stuff you've got to eventually eat.

    Congrats on the productive week :)

    1. ooooh great idea! ~Angela H