Penny Pinchers | All Blogs


Thinking about Waste

By Julie Norman

Friday is usually Frugal Friday links day, but today I'm being a rebel! Last night I was lying in bed reading...well, trying to read...really what I was doing was thinking about dinner for the next few days.  I always sort-of make a menu, but sometimes things change.  Last night instead of pasta with shrimp (yay for 50% off shrimp!) we had shrimp tacos.  They were awesome.  Of course, that means now I have to have my pasta dish tonight. It all comes down to waste.  Right now I've got these items that need to be used soon:

Asparagus

Kale

Spinach

a spaghetti squash

potatoes

tomato sauce (I made some a few nights ago)

mushrooms

polenta

3 "cocktail" tomatoes from Safeway.  Bigger than a grape tomato, tastier than a current roma or "vine-ripe"...

So here's the latest plan to help me combat the mass of produce I need to use up: 

Friday: whole wheat pasta with fresh tomatoes, asparagus, kale and parmesan cheese / salad

Saturday: Boca "chicken" parmesan sandwiches with sauteed mushrooms and roasted potatoes

Sunday: Crockpot shredded boneless pork country style ribs with cheddar and chive polenta rounds and salad or whatever veggie is lying around

Monday: Something involving spaghetti squash.  If there's spinach left, I'll probably saute that with garlic, then add it to the spaghetti squash with some feta cheese.  It'll be a great side dish! I've got some fish in the freezer, so we may have that too.

Can you tell this turned into a brainstorming session? Sometimes you really just have to take a moment to stop and THINK about what you have before you set foot inside the grocery store...again!

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Peak Color
By Ann Driggers
Monday, October 20, 2014

Lack of water impeding late season gardening efforts
By Penny Stine
Monday, October 20, 2014

Online Consignment Shopping
By Julie Norman
Friday, October 17, 2014

KAFM Films Concert for Internet Release
By David Goe
Friday, October 17, 2014

Band on the Rise: In The Whale
By David Goe
Friday, October 17, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy