Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Randomness Of The Day

Don't have time to watch?

I've got you covered...

One more way to use that ground turkey. You already know that I brown up a pound with salt, pepper, garlic powder & ground oregano. I use half in some jarred sauce for meat sauce (w/ 1 T sugar) and I use the other half with a can of black beans season it on up (chili powder, salt, onion & garlic powder, cumin & more oregano) and use it for taco filing. On taco night I also cook up seasoned rice (season it like the taco filing and cook in half stock half water)... it stretches those tacos (well burritos really). Whatever leftovers I have after dinner... typically an annoying 1/2 c or so of the filling I mix with the rice. Later in the week I mix it with 1/4 c of salsa and microwave it to rehydrate the rice. I use this as my quesadilla filing. God I love quesadilla night... so easy... so delicious. I put 1/4 c of cheese down on a tortilla put 1/2 my leftover mixture (3/4 c) and top with 1/4 c cheese, some green onion, and the other tortilla. I can get two full quesadillas out of my leftovers which is enough for 4 servings. I serve each 1/2 quesadilla with 1/4 avocado... for 450 calories each.

Here's my nifty quesadilla trick:

Oh and if I have a little bit of meat sauce left on pasta night I use that again as pizza sauce... it's got the meat built in which my kids (and Mr F) believe is sausage.

We're pretty much down to zero food waste!

Other tidbits..

If you tried my bread machine bread recipe and it failed... try again. We had made months of great bread... then we bought a different brand of yeast and a different type of whole wheat flour... and BOOM... horrible bread. Dry, dense, mealy... terrible. So if at first you don't succeed try, try again. We've had good success with King Arthur brand Bread Flour and Stone Ground Whole Wheat flour and the Fleischmann's BreadMachine yeast and SAF- instant yeast.

Now I must go clean!


Penny Williams said...

I am in awe of your zero food waste. It's a problem in my house I've wanted to overcome for years. I see it takes very careful planning. I am a planner but I am in a house full of planning-challenged who are bringing me down on that front.

Shannon - said...

You are so crafty and resourceful! Your nifty makeshift quesadilla maker? love. it.

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks. It has been a serious work in progress... and a MAJOR overhaul from, say, how we were living last year at this time.
Like using the leftover pasta sauce on my pizza never occurred to me until I was making pizza and realized I didn't have any toppings.

You know what they say about the mother of invention ;)

BsOnlyToots said...

OMG I love baby! She is so darn cute! She and Chloe (my 1.5 year old) would have so much fun together!
And yes I totally watched the whole video and only commented on baby! LOL

Haley said...

Did I spy an Orla Kiely placemat from Target at the end?? I LOVE her stuff. I have been slapping my hand away from all her beautiful goodies at Target for the past few weeks, but I'm very close to giving in and getting some kitchen towels...or maybe the pear pattern tablecloth...

Mrs Furious said...

Yes! I love the pear patterned stuff and it would look superb in the kitchen... I could only justify the placemats... a necessity since Baby had taken to stabbing the varnish off our beautiful table!

Chloe should be warned that Baby is a bit of a bully!

BsOnlyToots said...

LOL I was gonna say the same thing! Since Chloe is the youngest of our 5 she has to fight the most for what she wants, and she is a mean one! lol BUT she can be sweet ...sometimes! lol

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