My meals this past week have not been blog-worthy.
I just have not been in that much of a cooking mood and I found out why. (More on that in a minute!)
We've been surviving on Amy's Organic frozen meals, Rick Bayless' frozen pizza, take-out, and these beauties...
Yes, fish sticks. Johnny plated them for us today and said he went with an Asian-inspired plating.
I followed suit with Dollar Tree instant garlic mashed potatoes and a beautiful schmear of homemade tartar sauce. Truly epic!
Ok, so back to the food "blah" mood. I figured it out. It's the Freezer Meat Challenge!
Currently, all I have left are a 2 pound pork roast, a corned beef brisket, and some seafood.
Johnny does not like seafood and the other two meats are a bigger meal, larger challenge. I haven't been in the mood to cook them, so I've been avoiding all cooking like the plague. I decided almost three months to the day of not buying meat, I did a good job! I cleaned our freezer of over 20 pounds of meat in three months, and did not buy 1 meat item during that time!
I am officially closing the Freezer Meat Challenge because I needed to purchase some new items before I drove myself crazy on those last few remnants. Tonight I bought meat for the first time since June! I started off on some easies that I haven't used in months - ground beef and thin sliced chicken breasts! And you know what? I'm happy!
I will of course cook the last of the items, but just needed some options in the meantime.
Thanks for following along, and I have another challenge up my sleeve to reveal soon!