Frugal Kitchen Day
This meat mixture is a good extension for ground beef. I have grated potatoes and formed this into patties. I cooked the meat mixture so I could drain off excess fat and water and have a drier mixture to go into the pastry.
My finished Pasties. I put three in his lunchbox, the rest into the freezer for a future heat and eat meal.
Milk heating for yogurt while all the rest of the cooking was going on.
I didn't think to get a photo of the yogurt jars as they went into incubation. I used John's old work lunch box which is a hard shell six pack cooler.
I saved the water in the cooler to pour over my potted plants.
I ate a cupful of this tonight and sweetened it with a packet of Splenda which was more than enough for sweetening. Homemade yogurt is not tangy or bitter like store bought.
There is almost a whole carrot here which seems wasteful, doesn't it? Well it is and it isn't. Typically when I save vegetables for making broth I don't have anywhere near enough carrot and end up adding one or two to the pot. Since I'd scraped this carrot and didn't need it, I figured I'd just put it in the bag of vegetables for broth.
I set the cabbage mixture to drain after it steamed in the Dutch oven. I'll make the egg rolls on Sunday. I'd thought I'd get them made today but ran out of time. I'll bake and then put in the freezer. We'll reheat the frozen egg rolls in the microwave.
Fish tacos. I'd never had fish tacos before but I really enjoyed this meal. I would like to do it again. I saved a bit of the cabbage I'd chopped for the egg rolls to use on my tacos.
While the carrot cake was baking, I added a pan of biscuits to the oven. I didn't think to take a photo of those, which is a shame as they were very pretty. They rose high and turned a lovely golden brown. John and I almost finished them off between having them for supper and breakfast.
Between all the cooking and the clearing up afterward, I felt like I'd put in a hard day's work. Well it was a hard day's work but so productive at the same time.