I know what we’re eating all week! A fridge full of clearance meat this weekend turned into a cooking extravaganza, and now I have a fridge full of leftovers and peace of mind. On Saturday, I threw one of my $3.00 Target clearance hams in the Crock Pot with a little brown sugar, so we still have much leftover ham. On Sunday…
- Part of that leftover ham became low carb cauliflower au gratin with ham.
- One of the little clearance chickens I picked up at Jewel for under $2.00 on Saturday is now Awesomely Fantastic Homemade Chicken Soup, while
- The other little clearance chicken got roasted up with some jerk seasoning MashupDad brought back from his business trip to the Caribbean, along with some Yukon Gold potatoes, the baby bella mushrooms from ALDI last week, and onions (with some minced garlic, olive oil, and homemade seasoned salt).
- The clearance chicken wings from Jewel are now low carb spicy baked hot wings — I changed the proportions a little, but used her basic recipe.
For additional sides I also have the $.99 Earthbound Farm spinach & salad from Jewel this past weekend, plus some broccoli for another quick green veggie, and some large potatoes which will be easy to throw in the toaster oven to bake. The jerk chicken will be easy to shred for chicken quesadillas and more, if we get tired of plain old chicken. (And for lunch, grilled ham and cheese was quite tasty today. 🙂 )
That was not a bad investment of time on a Sunday when I was home puttering around the house anyway, and very worth it for a fridge full of weeknight dinners I now don’t have to think about. Do any of you do once-a-week cooking? What tips do you have?