I had to get up and out early this morning to go pick up produce from the Bountiful Baskets Co-op. I live about ½ hour from the pick-up location, so I was out of the house shortly before 8 am. See my earlier post for the details of what was in my share. By the time I got back home, I was ready to eat breakfast, so I broke out a cup of strawberry yogurt. It wasn't much, but it was better than skipping breakfast again.
I did much better at lunch time. Steven had gone to the grocery and brought home a package of beef frankfurters. So, I broke open the package and opened a can of our favorite Armour Chili with Beans. Warmed the franks and chili in the same pan. While that was cooking, I made a salad with the last of the lettuce and ½ of a tomato. Topped it with ranch dressing and served the whole thing with a tall glass of iced tea.
Supper was a simple pasta dish made with bow tie pasta, broccoli, baby carrots, chicken breast, chicken broth, and a “can” of homemade condensed cream of chicken soup. Topped it off with ½ a cup of shredded cheddar and put it into the oven until it was bubbling. Sliced some cucumber and grabbed some celery sticks and topped them with a little bit of ranch dressing.
Well, today's meals were a mixture of what had been on hand before 1 January and newly purchased food. My breakfast was a carton of yogurt from the half dozen in the fridge. Lunch's chili was a can that has been in the pantry for a couple of months and the lettuce and tomatoes from the fridge. One thing that there's quite a bit of in the pantry is pasta, so I'm going to have to come up with several ways to eat this down. I took a chicken breast from the freezer and simmered it in the other half of the chicken broth that I used two nights ago to make the cornbread dressing. I used half of a bag of frozen broccoli and the last of the baby carrots from the fridge in addition to one of the cans of condensed chicken soup that I had made around Christmas. The cucumber and celery were the remnants of a shopping trip between Christmas and New Year's Day, but as you may have noticed, I got more of both in my Bountiful Baskets share this week.