Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not Blog-worthy

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!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I think you did awesome with your Freezer meat challenge!

With the pork shoulder you have left, I would make pulled pork sammies.

Nowheymama said...

I haven't been feeling it, either. We need some inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I had to smile about the thin cut chicken breasts! :D

Hope the cake turns out okay!

Anonymous said...

I am impressed with Johnnies artistic creativity!

Swistle said...

Oh, I LOVE the plating!

live pura vida said...

I've tried - and attempted to try - Amy's Organic frozen meals a few times. The enchiladas are really good. Every time I think I want one of those meals though, all I have to do to motivate myself to cook is flip the box over and look at the nutritional facts. So much saturated fat and sodium!! Some of the percentages are outrageous. I sort of feel like they give organic a bad name...and that goes to show that just because food is organic, it's not necessarily healthier. What a bummer.