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An Odd Lunch, But Trying to Use Things I Have

Making an effort to be more frugal and less wasteful, this week I made sure to eat breakfast and lunch at home this week. I dragged out my Vitamix to use it more often.

I did buy some P.F. Chang's frozen Mongolian Chicken for one night's dinner from the grocery store and put a pot of rice on (from the pantry). It supplied two lunches and a dinner, and I had some remaining short-grained white rice.

Today, I poached a small salmon filet and added the last half-cup of rice to my plate as the basis of my midday meal. From my freezer, I used the last of frozen mixed fruit, a half banana, a half lime (no peel) and some apple juice in the Vitamix, along with a handful of fresh spinach. Voila! A bright green, very tasty smoothie packed with vitamins. I toasted a crumpet for a bit of "chew" and crispness on the side.

I may have been embarrassed to invite anyone over for lunch, but it was a healthy meal that filled me up and I did not waste any money or food.

Do you ever eat meals that seem to not make sense, that you would not serve to guests?

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valmnz wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:05 PM

Oh, definitely! lunches usually consist of what I can find in the fridge. My husband is content to have a sandwich, but I don't eat much bread so have to use my imagine if there are no leftovers.

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CoralLevang wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:20 PM

If people saw what I sometimes throw together to subsist, they would seriously be concerned with my ability to cook. LOL

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:28 PM

All the time, but I will serve them to guests also.

CoralLevang wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:34 PM

This made me smile. emoticon :smile: I would eat just about anything as long as it doesn't smell as spoiled.

BodieMor wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:59 PM

And now I'm reminded that my Vitamin is on the blink and I'd better get it repaired! I too combined foods that rock my palate but would be unappealing to others!

DWDavisRSL wrote on March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM

I have cooked dinner every night this week except tonight. Tonight we ordered pizza.

CoralLevang wrote on March 6, 2015, 8:24 PM

Have you seen the latest model? The turn dial has options for the things done most of the time, with an auto shut off for soup, smoothies, and ice cream. It's also available in four colors, including red or platinum!

CoralLevang wrote on March 6, 2015, 8:25 PM

I wish I had someone to do the cooking. And I don't eat pizza much anymore because it doesn't agree with my gut after my diagnosis. Oh, how I miss pizza!

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 6, 2015, 10:08 PM

Thats us and our friends. lol

morilla wrote on March 6, 2015, 10:31 PM

In many respects, that's the story of my culinary endeavors. Look in the cabinets and refrigerator. Take a bit of this, half of what's left of that, mix in some of whatever this is, heat and serve. It comes from making LARGE amounts of something, breaking it up into meal size portions, and freezing it so that I don't have to 'cook' as much. However, every once in awhile, you kinda gotta clear out the leftovers.

crowntower wrote on March 7, 2015, 12:03 AM

That is Superb! you have so many food in the table. I don't think eating left over is not nice. I mean as long as it still has the taste it is still nice to eat them and share it with your friends. God bless. Eat more.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 12:07 AM

I used to cook a lot for everyone. I am the oldest of five kids. I learned to cook in mass amounts. My mother was the youngest of 10 kids, so I learned from the best. I never learned to cook well for one.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 12:09 AM

I think that with many leftovers, the heating over again overcooks it. That's why I don't like it too much.

MegL wrote on March 7, 2015, 4:46 PM

Sounds tasty. My husband loves using up leftovers, if there is a small bit of mince or casserole from the previous day, he will bulk it out with scrambled egg and baked beans. Anyone is welcome to shade. emoticon :grin:

PriscillaKing wrote on March 9, 2015, 2:21 PM

What's to be embarrassed about? It's a balanced meal. Something I'd be embarrassed to serve to guests would be the junk I eat on the road, LOL.

CoralLevang wrote on March 9, 2015, 2:24 PM

If I can repurpose those leftover into something I could convince others was something special, then it's called a delicacy. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on March 9, 2015, 2:25 PM

PriscillaKing You've got a point there! emoticon :winking: Good to see you here. Hope you are well.