Ok, That is IT, the Spiralizer is my FAVE!

This is a great gadget, I just got done making my own chips, with a potato that hadn’t been used and I didn’t want to waste it!, and they be lip smakin’ good, just oil, plus some seasoned oil, potatoes, and salt after.  I had a spice mix so I added that to the last batch of chips, give them a little different flavor.

The spiralizer gets the potato really thin, takes no time at all to fry, you would be amazed at how many chips a potato makes…..we are paying thru the #$%^ at the store!

So I don’t have to feel bad to eat my potato plate of chips, all though I won’t, because it is a LOT of chips.

I have all sorts of ideas floating thru my mind, lets see what I do next!

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kitchen mash-up …. save the fries!

So how many times to you end up leaving fries when you go out?  We had a huge amount of chili fries left and I brought them home.  Hmmmm what to do?

After my pool gym class, I cam home, I was hungry, but ewww, cold fries are gross!  Lets see, I cut the fries that came lose from the chili up first, and threw them in a pan, then I cut up the chili, added that, covered it and let it cook a while.

I then made an egg, and grabbed the lettuce and tomato left over from the bbq the day before, cut that up.

Then I check and the fries where cooked up fresh and yummy so I put them on a plate, added some cheese, put the egg on it and added the lettuce and tomato.

Damn sometimes I surprise myself, it was good and yummy!  Boyah!

Green Chef – es good

So my mom and I are trying to eat healthier, mostly a plant based diet, so the Green Chef has a great vegetarian option with organic produce.

The dishes were easy enough even I could cook them, all though I still screw up some, ’cause Betty Crocker I ain’t!

It was nice because most of the time, if there was an ingredient we didn’t like ….say onions, peppers, ect….we could skip them.

Luckily my mom has a neighbor who likes spicy stuff like that so we could give it to him so the stuff didn’t go to waste.

Most of the dishes made 2 to 4 small servings, so it was perfect for us.

While it not “cheap” per plate, you would spend more getting all the ingredients , and yes you would have some left over, but how much of it would be wasted before you could us it all?

So this plan or any of the food plans are good for 1 / 2 people, more then that, not sure the price works as well.

Home made dog food toppers Kitchen Mash up

so when I give my dogs just dry food with nothing with it, I get a look of “what, am I some kind of animal?”

So I usually top it with a small portion of wet food, but that really isn’t all that good for them so I make additional toppers for them.

Some time of pumpkin/squash , banana ( using up so they don’t go bad) , and left over rice if we have it.  I cook all the items then add it with the wet food and mix together.

Pumpkin helps with their digestion, and the 16 yr JRT mix can use all the help he can get

 

 

 

Kitchen Mashup fruits and veggies

So I have carrots that are going to go bad if I don’t use them, corn from the bbq from a few days ago, bananas I froze before they went bad, raisins in the cupboard, some spaghetti sauce in a bottle, tomatoes from my plant , YEP, cherry tomatoes baby! and pineapple coconut water my husband still hasn’t drank, because ewwww, I won’t drink it! And some plain cooked spaghetti, and dried tomato basil pouch barely used.

Sooo, I cut up the carrots, PEEL ON people, in the coconut pineapple water so they will be on the sweet side.

I then look up on the internet what to do with left over cooked carrots and it says to make a puree.  But just carrot puree doesn’t really sound good, soooo…..after the carrots are cooked I put them in a pan, and add some slice up frozen banana (this is why you never throw stuff out, just freeze it until you figure out what to do with it :), and add it to the pan, let that cook for a while, mash them up and add a small amount of brown sugar, pat of butter (yes A Pat, I brought it home from dinner out somewhere :), and cook it some more.  I then blend it up, put it back in than to thicken and add the small amount of raisins from the cupboard into it.  It is damn yummy people, like a carrot cake !  Sometimes I even amaze me 🙂

Then I take the spaghetti sauce, throw it in a pan, I throw in my cherry tomatoes, I cut the corn off the cob and add that to the pan, then I throw in the spaghetti, then I add some of the dried tomato pesto, and BOOM, nice bowl of veggie pasta baby!

Yea, stupid dog woke me up early, so I figured I should clean out the fridge and  you know how I hate to waste food.

Kitchen Mashup

Hmm….carrots and celery sticks from Wing Stop,  Coconut Milk, Kale:Rice:edamame mix from costco, tomatoes from farmers market run.

Eat the carrot sticks while cooking the celery in coconut milk and chicken broth.  Add the tomatoes cook, then blend.  Put in fridge while trying to figure out what to do next.

AHA…..find frozen Kale:Rice:edamame mix in freezer, put celery mix in pan, add the kale mix and boyo…. SOUP.  But How did it get spicy?????  I didn’t add any spices, why is it hot?  Doesn’t show any spices on the costco mix but there must be some.  I can eat it, but I put a little sour cream on to lower the heat.

 

Sometimes I surprise myself

so, the house isn’t all together yet, finally found the box of glasses to drink out of :), and I really haven’t cooked yet…until today.

So I had some left over chicken from two restaurants, and they weren’t going to be eaten, but instead of throwing them away, I added them to a pot of water and boiled them down to broth and shredded chicken bits.

Booyah baby!  I still got it!

Pumpkins and Banana’s OH MY

So it is October and pumpkins are EvErYwHerE!  So I bought one to cook up.

It took some work but I was able to gut it and cook it and I ended up with  a Huge Amount of pumpkin.

I also had some banana’s that were going to go bad before anyone could eat them..so…what to do?

Pumpkin Banana Raisin Muffins !  12  – cut the brown sugar in 1/2 and still tasty!

Pumpkin, Banana, Carrot, Tomato Soup!  6 cups

Pumpkin Banana Raisin & Cranberry Bread – 1 loaf – used wheat flour instead of white and no sugar and still good!

Plus I have been adding some to the dogs food, pumpkin is good for their digestive system – last 5 days

And I still have PUMPKIN left…..plus I bought another pumpkin to cook….yikes!

I think I will freeze the pumpkin from this one in 2 cup increments, easy for cooking that way

 

I saw a great FB post about cinnamon rolls

they basically opened up the package, put the roll in the waffle iron and cooked it, they added some milk and powdered sugar to the topping and it looked good.

So, here are some tips…get the 5 count NOT the 8 count, they look more like donuts then waffle, if you don’t have powdered sugar and use cream cheese/yogurt, it isn’t as sweet, and lastly, I would go with the name brand, the off brand was “Meh”.

That said, it hasn’t stopped me from eating them 🙂