Last time I shared my grocery shopping list. Today I am going to show you what I did with some of that food! I made sure to put myself in the corner, with the only way out being to cook all the meat that needed cooking :-) I purchased six packages of chicken roasters. Each package contains two chickens. That meant I had to roast 12 birds! We only had room in the fridge for two, 5# packages of ground beef, so that was all I cooked on Monday as well. Since I now have a lot more room in my fridge I pulled more ground beef from the freezer to cook up once it thaws. The past two days have been spent cooking or prepping foods to be cooked. Yesterday I did some food prep, made sure to stay on top of the dishes, and started putting some soups together. After spending all day preparing to put soups together I was bummed that I only got two done! It seemed that nothing was going right yesterday, so I just settled for the two and plan on making a day of it today to get the other soups done.
I made a new to us soup, the recipe coming from the cookbook that came with my Vitamix. It's called Thai Pumpkin soup. I couldn't find the green chilies that I bought for the soup, so it had to be made up without them. But it was a very nice change of taste after eating the same soups for months. I had my Charlotte Mason study group meeting last night, after the meeting I ran into the store to buy more chilies! I plan on adding them in today.
I took some pictures of my kitchen day yesterday. It seems like I should have a lot more pictures :-) I am not kidding when I say I've spent all the past two days in the kitchen! I am hoping that today will be the last of the "all days" for a while....at least until next pay day.
Well that is some of what I've been up to these past two days. I know there's been a lot more things I just didn't take pictures of. For example the mason jars that I steam sterilized in my oven (for the kraut), or the two pans of squash I roasted (with more to do today), or the other various small steps to food prep like hanging yogurt to drain off the whey, or, or, or :-)
Off to heat up some soup!