(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
So far, so good, at making (most of) the food last!
The meat isn't going to last as long as I'd hoped, because when we went to get meat this last time, the woman working in the meat store made up rules, and limited what we could buy.
Ds said that it was for 2 families, which it was, but she said: "If I sell you too many pieces of what you want, then it might get low, and then how would I feed *my* family?"
She meant that if she couldn't sit there for 8 hrs. a day, then she might not get paid as much. There was no danger of all of the meat selling out because of us, because there are many cuts that we don't buy, but still...!
I helped Ds make my 'famous' potato soup over the phone last night, and it came out great, he said! Ddil didn't seem to care one way or another, but Ds gave Thyri a couple of spoonfuls, as well as some pieces of potato, and she loved it!
We had gotten 2 small bags of lemons during big shopping, and that was now a little bit ago, so I froze them this past week. I love that we will always have fresh lemon juice for cooking or drinking, even without going to the store!
The new frying pan is amazing! I made eggs 2ce this week in it, and they just slid around, and never even tried to stick! Hooray!
I plan on making 2 dishes to freeze this coming week. I have a couple of x's worth of chicken pot pie, so maybe beef stew or soup, chili, stir fry starter, or burrito meat. Those are all things that we enjoy in a regular rotation in the winter.
Oh, I got more corn! There seemed to be no corn of the type that I buy anywhere again. Not on the internet, not in the stores, etc.
I had tried to make an order of it at the health food market, since they carried it, and Safeway, Raley's etc. did not. But, it failed when their distributor didn't have any, then a new, very young guy mixed us up for another customer, etc.
So, I called and asked if they would please keep us in mind, should any come in. I generally get a couple of cases. Because I use more than 1 can in large batch cooking for soup, chicken pot pie, etc. I also make a one-pan meal that's meat strips and fried corn. Plus, it's just the right side for certain meals. Etc. etc.
Surprisingly, Ds got a call, saying that they had my *4!!* cases in!!!!
We scrambled to see if we could afford them, considering this could be the last of availability, and decided to go for it over something else. It is unlikely to go bad anytime soon.
Ds was working in town setting markers for a survey, and had to go to work on a map. So we called, and asked if they would run them out and put them in the back of his truck when he pulled up, rather than making him go in, stand in a long line (corona rules on # of people that can go in at a time, etc.), etc. and they said, no problem. Hooray!
And, that's how I come to have 4 cases of corn in my pantry!
I have a batch of chicken legs, the only ones, that I'd like to make for lunches, snacks, etc. I make them in a Pyrex dish with bbq sauce, or honey-mustard-ginger, etc. whatever I'm in the mood for. I cook them low and slow, until the sauce creates a sticky coating. I don't want to make them too soon, since there are no more until February, but I've been thinking about them, so maybe I will make them sooner than not.
I had cocoa 2ce this week. I've been keeping away from it, to see how that would go. I missed it, so am using it as my desserts a couple of times a week now.
I've been plotting to sit down and make both types of tortillas for the freezer; flour and corn. It can be done when we eat, but realistically, we get busy, and are ready to eat by dinner time. So, while neither are difficult really, we just aren't going to do it when we are ready to eat.
I love tortillas with burritos, of course, meat strips, and other foods. So, my thought is, if they are rolled out and frozen, ready to go, we could have them more often, since it would just require them to go in a pan and cook for a couple of minutes apiece.
Well, that's about all from here! How was your food week?
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