Short version: Fish, leftover pasta with pesto and mashed potatoes, frozen corn, mashed squash
Long version: I managed to cook the fish we brought home from our great ice-fishing adventure, but heating up leftovers to go with it was about as much extra food preparation as I could manage.
It was a fun trip, but man, talk about exhausting.
Short version: Fish cakes, leftover pork, rice, mashed squash, green salad with vinaigrette
Long version: Those two fish were so big, we actually had some left over. So I used that to make fish cakes (leftover fish, bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, dill). There were only four fish cakes, though, so I fried the rest of the leftover pork, too.
Random (and I do mean random) photo break!
Short version: Bull chili, rice, chocolate chip cookies
Long version: I put one of the half-gallon jars of pressure-canned bull meat to simmer all day with onion, garlic, green chili, tomatoes, cumin, and red chili powder.
The children had it over rice with shredded cheese and sour cream.
Cubby made the chocolate chip cookies the day before, just because he felt like making cookies. Fine with me. I didn't want to bake anything for the Sunday dessert, anyway.
Short version: Bunless cheeseburgers, fried onions, bread and butter, green salad with ranch dressing
Long version: These were the extra hamburgers I had formed and frozen the week before. Very handy.
Short version: Pork, mashed potatoes, roasted onions, steamed broccoli
Long version: I finally found the courage to face one of the absolutely ENORMOUS packages of pork A. brought home from the store a month or so ago. The label said it was two pork butt roasts, but they must have been off a seriously gigantic hog.
Short version: Leftover pork two ways, green salad with ranch dressing
Long version: The kids had the pork as pulled pork sandwiches with barbecue sauce. A. and I had ours as fried pork. We were all fed and happy, the end.
Short version: Breakfast sausage patties, leftover mashed potatoes with cheese added, frozen corn, mashed squash
Long version: Leftover mashed potatoes are much improved by stirring in shredded cheese as they're being re-heated. Just a non-Tuesday Tip for you.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?