My goal is to empty the freezer and create delicious meals prior to our departure. I say delicious as there are some good things hanging in there. While I would always prefer fresh to frozen, I purchase food on sale so I always have a dinner option and save money along the way. I also try to use everything and if there is extra, It goes directly in a container and into the freezer.
This task began today with a full freezer and I was hungry for breakfast. (I think it was the wine from last night) I found bacon along with a container of chopped onions which I removed and took a little from each. I also made a menu in my head for the rest of the week and will continue towards my goal. All I bought today at the grocery store was fruit and vegetables and along with my pantry and herb garden, I will have a fabulous week of food.
The bacon and onions went into the sauté pan and after a few minutes of an aroma heaven, I added the eggs, a little cheese and chopped basil. I had a great breakfast and it took less than five minutes.
Tonight Jim's brother Gene joined us and I made tilipia piccata and of course, the fish came from the freezer. I added quinoa and sautéed vegetables along with a nice salad. I think day one was a success. We shall see what the rest of the week brings.
|Quinoa with sautéed vegetables|
I will continue my goal this week to not waste and use everything in my freezer. Then I can happily go to Beantown and work to fill up the freezer for my children. This way they can think of me every time they have dinner on me...
Like I said, I do miss my family, but soon enough they will be in my arms and I will be kissing their adorable faces. My heart is beginning to race as I think about it.
Take care, love your family and give them a hug for me. There is nothing better in life...
Fino a quel momento,