If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, August 28, 2015

Use what you have

Hello everyone
We shopped at the commissary last Saturday and I haven't been to any grocery store since then.  While our pantry and freezer are still pretty full, I knew we had used all the bananas, grapes, melon, leaf and romaine lettuce.  Grand children will be here today and maybe more family for supper so I wondered if I should go shopping. 
I looked to see what was in the fridge.  I found about half a pound of strawberries that were still fresh so I washed and quartered them.  
Then I found 5 nice oranges so I peeled and separated them. That will be plenty of fruit for today. 
There was only a quarter head of iceberg lettuce and I knew that would not make a family sized salad but when I added half a bell pepper, 4 shredded carrots, some purple cabbage, red onions and tomatoes, it turned out to be a very nice sized and delicious looking salad.  
So,  I don't have to go the store today!  
I also mixed up pizza dough in the bread machine.  It will hang out in the fridge all day until I make pizzas for supper.  
I'm sure I will shop for produce tomorrow to get through next week but I feel so thrifty using what we already had for today's meals. 

I've been looking through this recipe book.  One of the authors is Mary Berry.  We have become a big fan of hers by watching The Great British Bake Off on PlayOn on Roku.  I think it is in the 6th season now.  Some of the episodes are also on YouTube.  Australia and Scotland also have versions of the Bake Off and they are good too - much better than the American version that aired here in the summer of 2014.  
The British version focuses on the baking skills and the history of different baking traditions.  It is also a family friendly show.  But it will make you want to go in the kitchen and whip up some scones or croissants. 

Yesterday,  baby Jackson was my laundry folding helper.  He was happy while I was moving all the laundry around as I folded it but by the time I decided to take a photo, he was tired of it all.  


Cheryl said...

How cute is he. Just a good little helper too. Cheryl

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Baby Jackson is a cutie! That's a great way to bulk up a salad! Have a great night

SharonR said...

What a smart gal you are using up what you have!
I'll have to look for that show. We don't have t.v., but we do look at youtube, etc a lot to make up for it.
I admire how you care for baby AND get housework done. I hear too many excuses/complaints that children just get in the way of housekeeping. It may slow down, I do admit, but they can be in the middle of it, as Jackson literally is! Sweet picture.

Annabel said...

I love finding ways to use up what I have. It makes for a few inventions and gets everything used and nothing wasted.
Your fresh laundry looks so nice. I see pink roses! xxx

lil red hen said...

All that work just tires a fella too much! We're having fresh Arkansas peaches these days.

Lori said...

Your salad looks yummy, Rhonda. Little Jackson is getting so big. I love Mary Berry, she has some really neat recipes on the BBC website. Her mini Walnut and Coffee cakes are so good and easy to make.

Jess said...

I love The Great British Baking Show! I've only got to see the last season, I watched it on PBS on the Roku and it's on Amazon Prime now. I've been watching it again. The new season starts this weekend I believe, it comes on the PBS app after it airs.

And cute baby :-)

❤️ Rhonda ❤️