Friday, December 28, 2012
I completely forgot about how often we end up going out to eat with various friends/family/functions in December, so that didn't go as I'd planned. But I did make the Shepherd's Pie (using the ground lamb...evil evil evil) and the 3-bean chili (with venison sausage), as well as 2 boxes each of hamburger helper, chicken helper, and mac'n'cheese, 1 pizza and the pizza rolls.
But we're almost out of Mountain Dew (the hubby's biggest challenge) and I have our freezer restocked with meat, most of it individually packaged for portion control and faster thawing. We're still working on eating up the leftovers from the Christmas Eve dinner I made, 2 roast chickens with stuffing, homemade mashed potatoes, from-scratch gravy, and homemade pumpkin and pecan pies (Christmas Dinner was out with hubby's family, so no leftovers). I'm thinking of cooking the 2 leftover pizzas and cutting them up into small squares as part of the munchies for our New Year's Eve party.
Being sick hasn't helped much - the 3 of us have alternated being sick all month, with me and the little one both down for Christmas, and the hubby spiking a fever the day after. The little one seems all better, I'm on the mend, and hopefully hubby's meds will start helping him soon. Me being sick means grabbing take-out instead of cooking...
Oh well, I can still use things up slowly. My plan is for Mon-Fri to be fairly strick meat-veggies-fruit-dairy, with a bit of cheating with the pastas & pizzas over the weekends. I do have an acorn squash and 3 sweet potatoes that I need to figure out what to do with as well (one of my best friends, that is over a LOT with her daughter is deathly allergic to cinnamon, and also allergic to pecans and maple, so some of the "easy" ideas are off limits)