Archive for August, 2006

30
Aug

Mundanity

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in experiments, Food

I got so much done yesterday. Apparently, they desperately need me to work on Friday, so I got to take of early yesterday to make up the hours. Whee!!

I signed up for gym membership! So now I have to actually start going – Eep!

I stopped by the Office of Off-Campus Living and asked whether there was anything I could do to get my property manager to get rid of the poison ivy – and the woman had the brilliant idea to sent me over to the University City pseudo-police. The guy there called over and was all intimidating to my property manager without ever telling him who had placed the complaint. It sounds like something might actually get done! Well, somewhat – even if my property manager is wonderfully vigilant, there is still a main root originating on a property not owned by my guy.

Then I stopped by my grocery store – who have healthy pasta on sale. I have been refusing to switch over because regular pasta is often on very cheap sales, but hey – sale! So I bought penne for the vodka cream sauce I’ll be making this weekend (vegetarian company coming and my mom accidentally bought a quart of heavy cream in stead of half&half).

And then it rained – gloriously. I love rain.

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29
Aug

Food listing

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in Food, lists

I don’t have much food, but I want to eat what I do have before I buy a bunch more.

produce
half a zucchini
onions
apples
plums
2 1 unimpressive tomatoes

dairy
1/3 of a half pint of cream
opened cream cheese
opened cheddar

thawed meat
bacon
1 chicken breast
ETA:
ground beef
2 1 small shoulder london broils (they’ve been on sale a lot recently)

frozen meat
chicken breasts
ground beef
ground beef in patties
pork liver
chicken backs for stock

miscellaneous
eggplant & beef mixture for taco filling
1 egg white
applesauce
tortillas

Dinner
Tuesday, August 29
eggplant and beef in tortilla (done!)

Wednesday, August 30
start making chicken stock (buy carrots, garlic, and parsley) (done!)
make ground beef into hamburger patties and freeze (done!)
freeze one london broil (done!)
organize freezer
set second london broil to marinate
make chicken and zucchini with rice (fried rice to use the egg white?)
made chicken gumbo

Thursday, August 31
go to farmers market! (not done – went to SCA meeting instead)
finish chicken stock and strain
cook london broil

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16
Aug

Anyone want to come over to my house for dinner tomorrow?

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in invitation

I will be grilling:
eggplant
zucchini
corn
hamburgers
there could even be hot dogs

I also have:
tzatziki sauce
tomatoes
whole wheat pita bread
awesome pickles

There could be:
bread pudding with apples

(if you don’t come, I’ll be forced to keep the meat frozen and eat all the yummy vegetables by myself)

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14
Aug

Food, glorious food

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in Food, lists

This weekend I went to the farmers’ market, which I have missed for the last thousand weekends. Also, it was finally cool enough to do some real cooking – I roasted some lamb and made stock from its bony bits!

Food I have
Produce
a big purple eggplant that needs to be eaten soon
1 small white eggplant
3 small zucchini
2 ears of corn
tomatoes
mushrooms
apples from the tree in my backyard (suited to cooking)
1 plum
1 banana

Meat
beef roast leftovers (these need to be used soon)
lamb leftovers! (about enough for 2 large meals, or 5-6 smaller meals – and since I am a little short of freezer space at the moment, I might go with small meals… but I have greatly decreased my backlog of stored lunches)

Dairy
tzatziki sauce
yogurt
moldy cheese
a little bit of chevre left, but it ended up being kinda soapy

Miscellaneous
my almonds are getting old
mashed potato leftovers (pretty much a full meal)
1/2 a carton of creamy butternut squash soup
lamb stock (still needs to be cooked a little longer and strained)

Meal planning
Monday, August 14 (supposedly the hottest day of the week)
roast eggplant until the skin is crusty. Grill onions and cumin in ghee – add eggplant – add some tomatoes – figure out whether you want it more like spicy indian food or mediterranean with some oregano and cinnamon
– cook the mushrooms as a side dish

Tuesday, August 15
beef leftovers sliced thin and put with gravy.
make a lot of rice and thaw chicken creole and stew in fridge to make lunches

Wednesday, August 16
Lamb & zucchini with pasta and breadcrumbs. That was amazing last time I made it, and it reheated well.

Thursday, August 17
Grilling – any leftover zucchini, the eggplant, the corn (if it’s starchy, I’ll sautee it with butter and salt, instead), some onion, and maybe hamburgers as well
Fresh Grocer – buy oil-cured olives for Saturday

Friday, August 18
go to grocery store – buy two bolar roasts, if they are pretty ($1/99/lb!)
pack up the chicken in my freezer
go to my parents’ house
eat with them
Make blue jello

Saturday, August 19
Lemon Chicken
Blue Jello
something resembling a vegetable
(go to parents’ farmers market early enough to get eggs)

My mother has recently been told by her doctor to eat more fiber, and she ended up hating my favorite of the high fiber cereals. So, at least as long as that box lasts, I am trying to eat breakfast on weekdays.

I tell you, that stuff about not skipping breakfast is crap! I doesn’t make me any less hungry throughout the morning. It doesn’t give me any more energy, either. If anything, it makes me more hungry since my body is all, “Oooo… so we’ve started eating already? Let’s keep that up.”

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9
Aug

Grocery store love

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in adoration

So you’ve probably heard me gushing about how much I love my local grocery store?

Here is more about it.

I love where I live!

8
Aug

food

   Posted by: JS74nCLOr6    in Food, lists

Food I have
Produce
65 tomatoes
several potatoes
2 huge cucumbers
parsley
2 leaves of lettuce (shut up, I’ve been working on it)
carrots
onions
roasted garlic
1 apricot
salad greens

Meat
strips of london broil (1-2 meals) [note: this was a different london broil, I promise)
roast beef leftovers (1-3 meals)
bacon

dairy
a little bit of sour cream
a little bit of heavy cream – make tea
chive and roasted garlic cream cheese
a good bit of opened chevre
a wedge of something that looks yummy and moldy
open mild cheddar

other
heel ends of white bread
loaf of wheat bread
2 tortillas


Meals?

  • cucumber and chevre on wheat
  • salad with onions, tomato, almonds, moldy cheese, and london broil strips with vinaigrette
  • something with the beef roast… stroganof if it’s not too hot to cook…
  • quesadillas with onions, tomatoes, beef, jalepeno peppers, cheese, beef
  • Hash – to use up the beef and the potatoes, but I’ve been
    making this a lot lately

Now to figure out the order.

Maybe I’ll buy yogurt and make the other cucumber into tzatziki sauce.