I woke up the old board. Some of you might recall.
This is organization central. It has set idle while I was recovering these last six years.
In years past this has been a vital tool in home making economics.
This tool and the use of it has saved us thousands of dollars.
I got the gumption to do a menu today.
This is the first day in years that I have really been so active with food prep.
Years ago it was a weekly planner as it will now become again.
Most restaurants have whats called a sue chief, the one who dices, cubes and such. Readying the ingredients for the dishes. Here as my own, I diced the onion, celery for the soup. Setting aside a measure for a curry for next week and some salad fixins.
This big pot first was used to boil pasta, the pasta water was poured into the soapy sink water to soak pans. Reuse. Reduce and recycle is a motto I adored long before it was popular.
Baked potato, enchilada, roasted root veg.
We have precious few cold days here. So the oven was set to double task.
Heat the house.
To protect my back the plastic is now on a top shelf. The glass bake ware below.
I buy good butter by the pound. Dicing up a bit for the week for eggs, or misc pan frying.
By chopping up all the veggie for the soup into one large container it is all ready at the same time for the soup.
These things set to cool on a rack.
By melting butter I make gee, separate the whey and the solids.
They would burn and add a bitter taste to my soup.
There are times that the solid is best for flavor but not here.
remove the whey or the white foam
then only use the oil not the solids
This will not burn
There are turorials on this blog for the soup somewhere.
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Roasted root veggies of carrot, parsnip, sweet potato.
Used butter and nutmeg on them.
They will be served with the lamb later in the week.
Here is where you can use up those butter solids and the whey.
I added water to measure.
After the cooling the enchiladas packaged into to meals.
Buying organic bananas letting them ripen well, peal and store them in a zip bag in the freezer for breakfast protein smoothies
My lamb will be baked with curry, I ran out and will make some more.
Years back when I researched curries I made note of it on my re-purposed jar.
I'll set this a side for another day.