Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 7 back on track

I think I slept more than I was awake today. Besides being a bit dopey, I am feeling better. I wouldn't say today was a high nutrition day but we stuck to the plan. The fresh fruit is gone except for some sad looking grapefruits which the kids won't touch. I think they managed on Ramen and toast. For dinner I pulled out a chicken pie I had put away several months ago. It went well with the cake and dark chocolate frosting Jeanne found in the back of the pantry.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DAY 6 - FAIL!!!

I hate to admit it friends (or friend? anyone? Beuller?) but today was a complete failure. First, in my defense, I want to say that Cadbury eggs are only available for a short time!

It was kind of a crazy day where we went from swimming lessons to gymnastics to a backhandspring clinic to the teens martial arts test. I knew lunch was going to be an issue and I was in no shape to plan ahead after another bad night so, when I stopped for cough medicine, I got the girls some "sale" Lunchables and water (and a big bottle of that amazing elixer Pepsi for myself).

Had my heart set on tacos so we started on that as soon as we got home. Wouldn't you know it, I have enchilada seasoning, chili seasoning, pot roast, Sloppy Joe, borscht and some Indonesian rice seasoning, No taco. Sent the girls to Walgreens with my last $3 cash to get me some.

I made the tacos "old school". You know how your mom made them before we worried about fat? They had that thick orange stuff dripping from them? Lots of cheese. The meat wasn't 7% ground beef and I didn't rinse it either. And you know what??? IT WAS GOOD!

I wonder what we have hiding out in the back of the candy drawer......?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 5

Either this is too easy or I am too sick to notice what the kids are up to. Served spaghetti tonight. Quick and easy. I am just wishing there was some more ice cream. That would be nice.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 4

Day 4 has been mostly a non event. I have been catnapping on the couch all day. Still not feeling well after a rough night. There was enough soup left from last night to feed all 6 hungry mouths. Jeanne made some Bisquick biscuits to go with and it was all good. Tomorrow I will need to put some thought into the meals due to karate classes and testing but we will back to our normal 5 persons. I have noticed that we are quickly running out of dessert like things. Might end up a bit sugar deprived. I wonder how long we can survive with only bad Japanese candy to sate us?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 3 of the 10 day food challenge

Wednesdays are crazy days and on top of that, my "little cough" has turned to a nasty bronchitis. Spent all day at the clinic but I've got what I need (and a free lunch) so things should start moving, so to speak. Tonight I had to go with quick and easy. I threw a whole bunch of root vegies (carrot, turnip, parsnip and rutabaga) plus some celery, mushrooms and broccoli into the turkey broth I made last night. We ended up eating it luke warm at 9:00 tonight. Tasted awesome! Jeanne can eat as much as she wants too. Still enough left overs to maybe serve tomorrow or at least feed me and Bob a couple of lunches.

On a side note, the pears are almost gone and I had to take a whole red bell pepper out of Linden's lunch box this morning to salvage it for the pizza.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Food Challenge Update day 1

I made a trip to Winco and managed to escape with everything I think I will need plus a raging headache. My only deviations were some sausage and baked beans for tonight, some cottage cheese and a bottle of liquid energy (Pepsi - I deserved it!) My goal was to do it all for under $100. I would have made it except for the cough medicine and the eyeliner for Jeanne (I caved!) And so it begins....oh and I double dog dare the girls to eat all this food in less than 10 days!

The Food Challenge

All right friends, here is the food challenge. I need to plan 10 meals for 5 people. I want to use mostly things I have here in the house. I can go shopping only once and need to spend the least amount of money possible. In the freezer I have steak, ground beef, chicken breast, chicken strips, ribs, tortellini, a lasagna, a chicken pie and a meatloaf. I have lots of canned goods, tomatoes, beans, broth and all that.

Here is my possibility list:
Turkey and rice soup - I have the bones from the breast I roasted last night. Need fresh vegies.
Chili - just need a couple of cans of black beans
Tacos - have the shells. just need sour cream and tomoatoes
Bean Burritos - will need to get some tortillas. can use sour cream and tomatoes from tacos
Steak - need a side and frozen vegies
Ribs - same as the steak
Chicken Strips - a desperation meal. Need frozen vegies and tater tots
Meatloaf - same as the other meats
Lasagna - need salad
Spaghetti - have all but salad
Tortellini - should have tomato soup and makings for grilled cheese. need salad
Pizza - really just need some turkey pepperoni and a vegie to go with
Pea soup - Bob would really prefer that I not go there
Bacon Sandwiches - assuming the kids have not eaten all the bread, I just need tomatoes
Borscht - bought some powdered soup mix at an Asian store. Usually make from scratch. need sour cream at least.
Stir fry - will probably use frozen vegie mix.
Duck - not sure why I bought it or what I am going to do with it but it is in play

So here we go. Some yogurt, milk and fresh fruit and we should be good to go. Ideas and thoughts are welcome. I will keep you updated on the progress.