I maybe a TAD impatient….

sooo, I put some seeds in my planters and didn’t see anything sprout, so a few weeks later I put in some other seeds.  One set of seeds started growing, not sure which ones for a while, but know I noticed the OTHER set is growing, so now I have no idea what I got!

I think I am going to have a buttload of squashy type things, Dellica, Cucumber, Butternut, Spaghetti, lots of different type and size leaves.  Hope I have lots of people to trade with!

 

Left Overs KM Style sweet and savory

Think outside the flavor box!

I want carrot cake, I don’t want carrot cake calories…..so  I take the carrots that would go bad if not used, and cook them on stove in water, cinnamon and vanilla!  Then  I blend them up, add raisens and cook them in oatmeal, leave overnight and it is like Carrot Cake only lot less calories!

We had Persian food, with SO much leftovers.  Next time we will order two meals and 2 extra kabobs, that will feed all 4 of us, with leftovers still!

We had regular rice , a rice “cake” seriously, it looked like a cake size and height wise, but was rice with yogurt and egg, and sweet rice with fruit and spices left over, plus a tomato cucumber onion salad, and some chicken,

First off, no one will eat the salad, however, I did scrape the tomatoes off into my eggs and beans the next morning.

I combined the regular and rice cake together as they were kind of the same flavor profile.  I added this mix to my lemon Chicken soup and it was very good!

Also used this mix with hummus, chicken, peas (from my garden!) and broth for a “paella” type meal.

The sweet rice, what to do you ask?  How about rice pudding!  Yep, remember that old favorite, snazzed it right up, just added some milk and cooked on the stove!

I had a bag of root veggies leftovers, so I added them to a pan, added usual, water, vanilla, cinnamon, plus some ginger and allspice and made them with my muffin mix but used a loaf pan for a sweet muffin bread!

Who says veggies can’t be great for desert!

Boy is my garden growing…

know if I could figure out what I planted…sigh….I tried doing the signy things, but then I forgot when I moved them outdoors….I did figure out one was a beet and not peppers, have decided not to plant any more as they take up a lot of space for a little return!

I know and recognize the corn, peas, carrots, garlic and tomatoes, but I also planted squash, zuchhini and cucumbers and I have not idea which is which….so it will be a mystery until they start growing the actual veggies.  I think I also planted onions, peppers and radishes, I will keep you posted on what I get.

It will be a surprise for all of us!

WW while in lock down…..yeah….

not so much….I have managed to stay the same weight since lock down started, which was still up 7lbs, fighting the covid 15!  Got a trike and a cat box so I can bike with the cat.

cat

 

She likes it so far, but we don’t go for a long time as I forgot how hard biking is 🙂  but much more fun then a stationary bike!   Also don’t have to worry about touching the ground or tipping over!

So I am hoping the exercise will balance out the extra snacks we are eating.  But I am glad because I am using the skills I learned while going to keep the weight off!

Kitchen Mash-up – Leftovers from restaurant

So I had some tofu vegetable soup left over from our dinner.  Like my cans of soup I used this as a starter as I can never recreate the soup flavor at home.

Instead of having 1 serving left, I added can of bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, and added some carrots and celery that were left over in the fridge soon to go bad, plus a little extra water and miso soup flavoring I had and booyah…4 new servings of soup.

I love saving money and food at the same time, win/win baby!

Get the most out of your BBQ

so we have a Treager, we love it, what I do, is when the main meal/meat is done, and my veggies are almost done, I will do the “shut off” mode, it will continue to be hot for a while, and this way it continues to cook without using more pellets and electricity.

I also multi-task my cooking, so I started with a squash, then went out later and added my tomatoes.  Then they were all done at same time.

No muss, no fuss, and very few items to clean!

Kitchen Mash-up : Soup up your soup!

I have found that the cans of soup they sell are…well…to put it politely….are lacking….!

What I do know is use the soups as a “base” for a real soup.

Example..I had a potatoe bacon soup, HA! Pretty darn depressing.  BUT wait, what do I have here?  Is that some lovely small potates from last nights dinner, why yes it is….lets just add them, with some left over chicken, and poof, an actual soup that is filling and still pretty darn cheap!

I also had a Chicken Enchillada soup that was NO BUENO….so I added left over corn and black beans and chicken to it, was Muy Mas Bueno after that.

So I never get a can of soup unless it is on sale because they aren’t worth $2 or $3 dollars, but when I am able to get them for under a dollar I load up.

 

doggie bag kitchen mashups

Restaurant doggie bags can be people mashups:)

We went to our Greek restaurant and had lemon potatoes, hummus and pita bread left over.

I BBQ’d the other night and had corn on the cob and a yam, yep a yam, I also bought a sweet potato, haven’t cooked it yet.  Wanted to see what the difference was between them.  A yam is a sweeter version of a potato but not as sweet as a sweet potato, so far, that is what i have learned.  The reason for this seeming diversion will be clear in a few moments.

We went to a Persian restaurant and had hummus, rice pilaf, fava bean type hummus, cheese things, and pita bread left over.

Kitchen Mashup 1 – cut corn off cob, heated it with the rice pilaf, heated up a few lemon potatoes, had some hummus and bread, and a salad.

Kitchen mashup 2 – at the cheese things for a snack 🙂

Kitchen mashup 3 – if you don’t know what to do with some things, throw them in  pot and make soup …..so, fava bean hummus stuff, 1/2 left over yam, corn off the cob (last one from bbq,  lemon potatoes, veggie broth and water….

and I still have more leftovers…… gonna get quite a few meals, nice way to stretch your food budget