No paying for food post #5
I still have meat left in the freezer! Going strong.
The final week of not paying for food for a month is finally upon us.
It was time to buy some more vegetables! I was so excited to finally get to the grocery store. I really wanted to grab some yogurt & some other amenities but I only allowed myself to grab some vegetables, toilet paper & face wash as those other items aren’t food. Some of the fresh veggies I bought were apples, kale, tomatoes, cucumber, yams, parsley.
Since I had lamb chops in the freezer & quinoa in the cupboard I decided to make a Turkish meal. I slowly heated up the lamb chops with rosemary, garlic, salt & pepper.
What else did I eat this week?
My lunches got a little scroungy. This week wasn’t as fun as last week. I didn’t have time to make lunch one day so I used up one lonely package of miso soup & had some crackers to accompany it.
Friday Night Raclette
Trying to save money on the weekends, so my friend came over & we decided to cook something with only what she had in her house & only what I had in my house to continue with my months challenge.
My friend brought over some broccoli & cauliflower.
Fry them up on my racelette set of course. We did it healthy & only used the grill top. Everything was fried in the honey peanut sauce I had made & we skipped using the broiler to melt cheese on bread.
This healthy version of raclette is kind of a copycat of the Asian fondu my family used to have every New Years day. Every January 1st my family of 5 would get together to cook delicious meats, seafood & vegetables in pots of bubbling broth. We’d eat our cooked delights with rice & an endless amount of sauces. Since I moved 6 hours away from my family, I don’t get to do this with them anymore.
Sunday Night Stew
A co-worker of mine often cuts her yam up and puts them in stews. I ALWAYS mash it up. I wanted to try and create a stew with yam like she does. I had 3 pork chops still in the freezer so I decided to make a yam & pork stew.
I cut up my yams, onions, kale & garlic & threw them in my crock pot. I then cut up the pork into chunks & seasoned the meat with salt & pepper. I then saw the nutmeg in my spice cabinet & just had this feeling that it would probably taste amazing with yam & pork, since pork goes well with sweet flavours. I felt it would taste great with a spicey sweet spice like nutmeg. I added nutmeg & cayenne pepper to the stew & let it cook.
Here is the final dish. It was amazing. I was very happy with how it turned out, it was sweet & spicey & just a perfect dish to enjoy while watching Big Brother Canada & sipping on a glass of red wine. Also the onion in the middle of the dish kind of looks like a moustache.
Eating up food in my place isn’t too bad when you are a food hoarder. I still have 3 basa fillets, 1 chicken breast, 4 lamb chops, 2 burger patties, 1 fish burger & some sushi shrimp & fish.
Only 3 more days to go until I complete a full month of no food buying! I think I’ll be able to keep it going a little longer than a month.