It was much to my delight a crazy, but productive weekend. Yes, delight. I seemed to have been in one of my cooking modes, again (and not because of the Easter holiday). I just whip up a bunch of stuff either due to needing to use up the produce or just the to experiment in the kitchen.
I love when I can spend time in the kitchen making a mess. Something my veteran navy man doesn’t understand! He would be my shadow and clean up my mess if he could. ha! But, he has learned to let me be until I am finished concocting my dishes. Marriage – a merriment of two souls working together.
Well, this weekend I decided to see how I could use up the produce in my fridge. I dislike when I throw out a bunch of food due to it going bad before I use it. Such an unecessary waste! Plus, we may be an industrialized society, but someone worked hard to produce the crops. This is part of my respecting life, trying to eat seasonal and buy only what I need. When I grow veggies in my garden I hope to be able to utilize all the crops. To see my hard work go to waste would not be good!
I like this challenge to see what creativity in the kitchen I can whip up!
So, I made tzatziki for my sliced veggies (first time I’ve ever had it and it was yummy); Carrot & Potato Soup to use up the left over carrots I had in my fridge (I put in single containers and froze for future eating); and a batch of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum!
The Carrot & Potato soup was really easy to whip up and tasted like Thanksgiving dinner in a soup! Definitely worth trying. Definitely going into my cookbook. And it’s low in fat & calories! Win-win situation.
And you know what? If I plan on downsizing my income to live in the country this was an optimal task, as it only costs me $2.50 to make the big batch of soup! I got 4.5 servings from it!