I just have to share this story, as it will affect some of the things that I blog this week…… On Saturday I went to Costco with a friend to help her shop for the meal that she was cooking for our high schoolers at church (I helped her with some of the prep and serving and clean-up since she helped me two weeks ago when I cooked for them). Anyhow, since we gave up our Costco membership about 1 1/2 years ago, she figured that I’d get some things as well…..when we were leaving she asked me, “aren’t you getting anything?” My response was “No, I didn’t see anything I needed, and I don’t want to spend anymore grocery money this week”. And it was true, I don’t want to spend anymore money this week (although I will be paying for my organic raw milk and organic meat order this evening when I go to pick it up), and we have plenty of everything in the freezer and pantry. SO, this week is all about using what I have on hand already. And since I normally do a pasta recipe or two each week, and I’m out of pasta (I think…..seems like I should have one more gallon size jar of orechiette, but I haven’t seen it, so maybe I already used it), so I’ll use more potatoes and rice this week than I normally do.
In the same spirit of “making due”, this morning I realized that I’m out of eggs, and my eggs won’t be delivered until later this afternoon, and I kind of freaked out a little about D’s breakfast. My first thought was, I’ll have him stop at McD’s for a breakfast sandwich, then I remembered that I was trying to not spend any money unnecessarily this week. Ok, this breakfast sandwich wasn’t NECESSARY, as I do have food in the house! I just needed to come up with a source of protein that would be breakfasty enough to please my honey. I had some leftover dinner rolls from last night’s dinner, so I sliced two of those open, and heated them on my skillet along with 2 small slices of ham, and added a couple of slices of our raw cheddar with sage and voila! I had a protein source that was breakfasty enough, and my honey loved it! AND I didn’t have to spend any money unnecessarily, or fill my honey’s body with fast food. He ate these little “breakfast biscuits” with a bowl of cut up fruit (each morning, I cut up 3-4 full servings of fruit for him, and he gets half of it in his lunch, and the other half for breakfast) and a cinnamon roll (a thank you gift from a dear friend).