Tuesday Tips and Tricks

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Tuesday Tips and Tricks
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 12:39pm

Hmmmm.

Sunday night I made a roast beef. I had left over mashed potatoes and gravy so Monday night I made shepherds pie. I love using left overs to made a complete new meal.

I was hoping for left overs for two lunches(from the sheperds pie)but it looks like only one. OMG my kids and husband eat a lot of food! I can`t go off this diet and start eating more. I need groceries...again! I`m using up some frozen smokies tonight, I doubt I will be able to use my bbq much longer.

Oh and my youngest made yet another banana loaf from frozen(almost throw out ready) bananas. Don`t throw those out, freeze them and make banana chocolate chip loaf. It came out of the oven last night at 8:30 pm and will survive the day. But I figure it saves on pre bought snacks they like to raid after dinner

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 1:37pm

Since it is just the two of us, and DH travels a lot, I eat a lot of frozen left overs.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 6:45pm

Hello;

I think I am new here but not new to Ivillage..

I have about ten dollars left for the month of Oct. for food... because I paid some extra on credit cards.. I will have to be eating pp and j I guess for a few days..

Anyway; I saw Nate Berkus show and he had a few recipes that were very inexpensive.. He bought some eggs, potatoes, 99 cent pasta, ten for ten tuna... with those foods he made potatoes and eggs omelet for two breakfasts,, pasta with pesto for very inexpensive.., He showed how to make tuna burgers with the canned tuna using one onion and breadcrumbs..and the eggs.

It showed that he got a few meals out of these few items.

Although he had a chicken recipe that was cheap I dont eat red meats or chicken or turkey. I might try eggplant.. I already have the eggs and breadcrumbs.. I can get some sauce for 99 cents....

Although I am not feeding a family in which I so congratulate you guys for doing that. It must be very challenging since I can barely feed

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:11pm
I would have never thought to freeze bananas! Am guessing correctly that they may not thaw well to eat raw, but rather to bake with?

That reminds me, I have some apples in the back of the fridge....

My Tuesday tip and trick would be this. Trying to cut lower my DD11 caloric intake, but still satisfy her sweet tooth, so she has been make smoothies with frozen berries or bananas and non-fat frozen yogurt. Still has sugar, but a lot healthier than baked goods. She also like to add peanut butter to the banana one.


Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2005
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:06pm
Definitely good for baking, but not eating. They look pretty mushy/gross when they thaw out.

Jennifer


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 7:57am

It is so sad that there are so many clicks on Ivillage and it being a publix message board for support some boards dont even feel like there is any support. This board feels like that....

I guess its the way of the world now because no one really cares about anyone unless they want to.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:31am

Chewing Gum Containers:

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 12:05pm
What a great idea, Gal!! I usually start keeping things like that, but eventually they get tossed when I decide to declutter. Glad you found a way to use them.

Serenity
Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 12:06pm
Did we miss something, Free? This is one of the most active boards I have participated in on iVillage.
Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 1:01pm

This summer Gavin & I had a stack of them in the garage and played Crash 'em Smash 'em with a monster truck...Hey these tubs took a lickin'.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 5:01pm
freeatlast2008 wrote:

Hello;

I think I am new here but not new to Ivillage..

I have about ten dollars left for the month of Oct. for food... because I paid some extra on credit cards.. I will have to be eating pp and j I guess for a few days..

Anyway; I saw Nate Berkus show and he had a few recipes that were very inexpensive.. He bought some eggs, potatoes, 99 cent pasta, ten for ten tuna... with those foods he made potatoes and eggs omelet for two breakfasts,, pasta with pesto for very inexpensive.., He showed how to make tuna burgers with the canned tuna using one onion and breadcrumbs..and the eggs.

It showed that he got a few meals out of these few items.

Although he had a chicken recipe that was cheap I dont eat red meats or chicken or turkey. I might try eggplant.. I already have the eggs and breadcrumbs.. I can get some sauce for 99 cents....

Although I am not feeding a family in which I so congratulate you guys for doing that. It must be very challenging since I can barely feed

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