Friday, October 03, 2008
Nothing new to post about today. I had one more recipe that's been on my to-do list for two weeks and I still haven't found the time to make it. Maybe this weekend.
I don't think I recapped last week's meals and I can't even remember what we ate now. I know we had cube steak sandwiches and they were awesome. I think we had meatballs and pasta too. Friday I made pizza with that great dough. Oh, there was Kielbasa with Beer & Onions .
The other meal I made was this Chicken-and-Rice Bake that I loved the first time I made it. When I was making it this time, I wasn't so sure it was going to work out. I was making it the night before and it didn't look as creamy as I'd remembered it and I just knew it wasn't going to be as good. I was wrong! I loved it all it over again.
This week started with Liberace's pork chops (not quite how he intended them but wonderful the way they turned out), Tuesday we had grilled chicken, Wednesday we had Cheeseburger Macaroni and last night we chicken fried rice and potstickers. Tonight is homemade pizza again (I can't wait!)
I got kind of a nasty comment on an old post yesterday. The recipe used canned soup and the commenter (who is hiding behind a private profile) suggested that anyone who used canned soup must not know how to cook. What an ass. I think I do pretty darn well for someone who's out of the house 11.5 hours a day (yes, I leave at 6:30am and I don't get home until 6pm*). I've been putting mostly cooked-from-scratch food on the table and if I want to use some canned cream-of-whatever soup in a recipe every now and then, I'm going to, and I'm going to do it without apology.
(*The boys come with me for anyone who's worried that I'm away from them that long. I have onsite daycare.)
I had a lot of luck at the grocery store last night. As a promotional thing, I earned 15% off of my total. With sales and 'club' savings, I saved almost 28% on my groceries this week. I spent less than last week. I found some great deals on meat. I got a value pack of cubed steaks, a 3-lb package of Hillshire kielbasa, 2 small pork loins, and 2 2-lb boxes of all-natural Angus beef burgers. I stocked up on a few other things too.
Question of the Day: What did you have for dinner this week?