We have a lot of food 'odds and ends' in our fridge, freezer, and cabinets. Not a lot of any one item, just a little bit of a lot of different things. It makes putting away groceries really tough. Space is limited in our little house and we do not have a pantry.
I'm swallowing my pride and showing you the inside of my fridge and freezer.
Please don't judge.
Soooo embarrassing. I'm fed up with it.
So this week I will NOT be grocery shopping. I am challenging myself to use only the ingredients and items we already have in the house (and have already paid for) to pack our lunches and cook our meals this week.
I don't think the beginning of the week will be difficult, but I think things could get a little, umm, interesting as we get further along in the week.
Tonight's dinner wasn't too weird. In fact, it was actually really good. I took some uber-ripe campari tomatoes, sliced them, tossed them with 4 cloves of garlic, drizzled them with olive oil, sprinkled them with salt and roasted them at 400 F until the tomato skins split and the garlic began to soften.
(Meanwhile, I boiled the spaghetti)
I heated a little olive oil in a skillet with some crushed red pepper and tossed in the semi-roasted garlic that I had chopped up. As soon as I could smell it I tossed in the roasted tomatoes (and all of the delicious juices they oozed) and broke them up with a wooden spoon.
After a little adjusting of the seasonings, I tossed it with the cooked spaghetti, sprinkled in some parmesan cheese and garnished it with some chopped parsley.
Turned out to be a surprisingly tasty, light, and fresh dinner. Even the Hubs, who hates tomatoes, absolutely loved it.
It will be interesting to see what tomorrow holds.
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