Hello dear friends! Are you getting bored with these daily postings yet? Only two more days, Yay! Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I'm getting a tad bit reckless. Today I used up almost all of my barbecue sauce, save about a tablespoon. I took the remaining sauce and the rest of my fire-roasted tomatoes and simmered the beans in them. So from here on out we'll have barbecue flavored beans, whether we want them or not. I also got a bit more generous with the cheese. I still have about a third of it left. The phrase for today was use it up! Ran went downstate to help our son with some building projects, so it was just Jamie and me. So for lunch:
We used up the last of the tortillas and made a burrito with the dreaded rice and beans, some cheese, and I used that gravy I held back from yesterday to give them some flavor. I really overstuffed them; two for Jamie and one for me. And I served them on a bed of lettuce that I swapped out the taco shells for. It was a good filling lunch.
I used up those three little biscuits that I made yesterday from the leftover dough for the pot pie. We put a few tablespoons of the barbecued beans over the biscuits and Jamie suggested that if we put some of the beans on the lettuce and sprinkle cheese over it, we would have a kind of taco salad, so that is what we did.
We still have the leftover pot pie to eat, we're waiting for Ran to get back to eat it, about 1 3/4 C. of the beans, a couple carrots, a bit of lettuce and kale, one-third of the cheese, five potatoes, one orange, two bananas, and the beans and rice. Oh! and approximately one tablespoon of the barbecue sauce and almost all of the oatmeal. Again, if I were carrying on for another week, I'd buy a small box of brown sugar so we could enjoy the oatmeal.
I've also discovered that this way of eating is very time efficient. Make one kind of meat at the beginning of the week and you're through for the next six days. Ditto for the beans. The rest of the meals were just a matter of assembling the ingredients and a quick pop in the toaster oven or on the griddle. I t would be perfect for single working people, there wouldn't be any excuses for not having the time to cook, you could do all your prep work in one evening.
Here's what approximately ten hours of my time the last two days has gone to: