Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

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Two weeks ago we found a little wild caught halibut frozen, I gabbed it up and put it in the deep freeze.
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When thinking over what to create, I often imagine different cultures.
Then I mix it up by going Asian, Mexican, Polynesian, Italian and so forth through the use of spices and herbs. The mixtures of local to region ingredients as well.
I go through the stock and then fill in with what is at hand and in garden.
The menu will be well rounded and balanced.
Keeping good basics for preparations from scratch you can just about make anything with ease.
The staples are what is the foundation of your pantry.

This is a stock photo. They are a beautiful fish.
Wild caught fish is the only fish I purchase.
so this is a real treat.
Could you just imaging how this woman must of felt with this catch.
She would be joyous for the
Halibut
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Hello!
Well here were go back into routine, ready to roll into the wonderful days ahead.
Attitudes good and the process of a good sound budget is so awesome!
I was able to do last month trip food (restaurant 3x'x and all ) keeping the monthly budget to within $30 of set goal for the month.
That was awesome!
It really is more than possible with a bit of hard work and sound reasoning to keep to our goals.
This week I am feeding us from the stock pile and the garden.
With discipline the stores will be avoided until after the first.
It feels sorta defiant to say NO to going to the grocery store.
To defy the pull of the advertising mega monster is a wonderful freeing thing.

I had a longing a while back and a desire.
Yesterday desire fulfilled through a very generous dear old time friend.
She is starting into a new phase of her life and passed these containers on.
The very containers that I owned two of.
Now a full set!
They replace all of these store containers and recycled jars.

Thank you Jaye.
I am so happy to have them.
They are put to real good use here.

Enjoy your day and have fun with your menu

3 comments:

Susie said...

That's awesome:-)

Denise said...

Very nice.

Denise said...

Those little containers are just too cute and what would I give for a set of those... I love little things like that.... You have done good with them...... What a sweet thing to be given....... and to just the right person!

We eat salad with sweet potatoe one night , ,, salad with grilled chicken breast one night, salad with grilled salmon one night...... It might vary a bit but hardly ever.... I have pretty much stopped cooking...... Just the two of us and my sweet DH would rather have salad than any other type food....... soooooo salad it is......... I am going to plant a veggie garden in the back this weekend.. I am planting everything in 1/2 wood barrels.... We have mostly rock in our yard so it is hard to turn over a garden.. Maybe next year.......but for now 1/2 barrels will work....

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