(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!)
I made a bold decision. When I found the money stashed, I bought 2 packs of chicken. Nothing else, but the 2 packs, which I could see some meals from, as my freezer is dangerously low on real food. I have my birthday meat still, which will be about 2-2 1/2 lbs. once cleaned and cut up.
I want to make a million things with it, but I have to choose 1-2 things. I'm leaning to stew, and maybe chili, which we eat a lot with masa or over pasta, but it may be better to use it all on one thing, so that there are more freezer meals?
I have carrots, onions, and celery. And, 2 small packs of broccoli that I froze.
I took one of the packs of chicken, and made a pan of fried rice with it. I didn't have much, but added onions, a pre-frozen celery, and one of the broccoli packs. And fresh ginger. I hope to freeze at least 2 meals, we've eaten it twice already.
The other pack was frozen, and I'm thinking chicken pot pie filling? I have the above vegetables, but also canned corn, which I'd put in it.
Or else a chicken pot pie-esque soup? I've got that previously made broth. Maybe it would go farther?
I was really happy to have gotten the masa finally, and used a small pack of chili - the last one, to make stove-top chili tamales. It was only enough to make 2 chili burgers, but I won't have meat for burgers anytime soon, so used it that way. Delicious.
The other nights I got creative and had things like a sunbutter sandwich on my flatbread.
How was your food week?