The unexpected cook-a-thon
This morning I knew I should do a roast that was in the refrigerator. My plan was a roast with veggies. The left overs would make two more meals and then finally a veggie soup. I seared the meat. then realized I was running behind in time so set the roast aside to finish when I returned home.
Before I left I opened the fridge and noticed the hamburg I bought would benefit from being cooked today. So my mind kicked in gear and decided I would divide the hamburg in 4 sections. one would be for tacos, and the rest would be cooked up as a chunky hamburg tomato sauce that would be used for Chili, Spaghetti sauce and Spanish rice. I would freeze some up and save on cooking time for meals later this week.
Well while I was downtown one of my friends dropped off Marinated chicken, eight large pieces. I could have refrozen it but it was a bit more thawed than I like for refreezing, so as I type, I have Italian breaded chicken cooking. It will be served with stuffing, fresh veggies and fruit yogurt dessert. I did three pieces so there will be left overs for lunch, probably served with egg nest noodles.
I have five more marinated pieces to cook. I'll cook them plain and possibly use for a chicken cheese and rice casserole. One piece will just be cooked up to add to a soup or as a snack.
It will take a few more hours to prep everything else but the snow is blowing sideways and we have white outs so what better to do on a cold snowy night?
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