This challenge has not been terribly difficult but not happy making at all. I figured it would be easy. Fresh veggies galore. Well, sure… but not alot of variety. The food is boring. Even with spices, its still just bread and potatoes. Tomorrow, I will be back to my normal way of eating and I’ll cringe when I get to the Woolton Pie leftovers in my lunch. Maybe I can add some steamed broccoli and more cheese. I don’t think that it will make it any worse.
I’ll be having cabbage, leeks, and potatoes for lunch today and no idea what I’ll be having for dinner tonight.
I’ve decided to use the second ‘rock’ of bread as a bread bowl and make an artichoke and spinach dip. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Tonight was beans and rice. One of my favorites of the week. As tasty as it was, not what I’d call photogenic.
Tomorrow is sushi.
Potato pancakes. I add salt, black pepper and cayenne to my boiled potato, bread crumb mixture. Brown both sides, sprinkle with paprika. Serve with sour cream.
Potatoes everyday this week…
Twice baked potatoes it is. Stuffed with butter, cheese and green onions.
3 potatoes, baked and cut in half. Scoop out the insides into a bowl. Mix in your fixings to the potato guts. :p Stuff the mixture into the shells. It will stuff 4-5 of your shells. I cut the remaining shell in halves, salt, pepper, butter, cheese and chives. Bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes.
My homemade bread, which resembles round rocks from the outside, is holding up pretty well. I won’t be using that recipe again.
It was in the low 20s (Fahrenheit) this morning so while my car warmed up, I had what is becoming my usual breakfast. Toast with margarine and tea. I’m a Southern Girl, I do so love my tea.
Its been difficult to limit myself to just three tea bags a day. Each bag makes one glass of iced tea. I only have 5 left until Saturday morning when my new week of rations would start. Good thing that I’ve been saving them in the refrigerator for a ‘rainy day’. I might never make it otherwise.
Where I’m from you start drinking iced tea around the same time you can walk.
Lunch will be leftovers from last night. I sauteed them in a skillet with about a teaspoon of Crisco (my lard) and then, I poured in 1/2 c. water, covered with a lid and reduced heat to a simmer. 20 minutes later, I had a meal. Well, probably not a terribly nutritious meal, but it wasn’t bad. It also tasted really good.
Tonight, I have to make something a little more exciting.
I might make twice baked potatoes but I should really do something with that head of cabbage I have at home.
The versatile potato.
I had sweet and white potatoes seasoned with garlic and salt for dinner.
Lunch was a little more exciting with red beans and corn cakes.
3 days in and I still haven’t used my eggs.
Today was my “I’m going to sit on my butt and play video games all day” day.
The menu for today was:
For breakfast, Hoe Cakes.
2 c. corn meal
2 c. boiling water
2 T. honey
1 T. salt
1 c. reconstituted dry milk
Grease griddle with just enough crisco/lard/whatever to cover.
Mix all ingredients; drop spoonfuls onto hot griddle. When slightly brown on edges, flip.
This is a basic recipe. Even with honey, it’s not really sweet. You can mix in all sorts of things depending on your tastes. My dad likes his with diced ham, corn and jalapeños.
Since this was breakfast, I just spread some peach preserves on mine.
Lunch was just homemade bread, margarine and a cup of tea.
For dinner, I ‘recruited’ my children to help me finish off the last of the Woolton Pie. They both thought it was ‘okay’ but, I doubt either one of the boys will be begging me to make it again. This won’t be last I’ve seen of this though since I packed up a couple of servings to freeze for work lunches. I’m all a’twitter of the idea.
Next time I make this, I’m adding something green and omitting the turnips. They give it this weird flavor that really puts me off.
Sometime this week, I’ll cook the other turnip with the greens which I’ll probably not like either. However, wasting food is definitely not in the plan.
Bread is dense and mostly tasteless. Breakfast is late since I slept late so I’m having a piece of toast and tea.
My haul from the grocery store