the stuffed Potatoes became the go-to snack for #2 son. The Butter Pecan cake with Easy Penuche icing disappeared in under two days (Happy Birthday, #2!) we had tortillas with Pulled chicken rice and a home-canned jar of beans plus various salsas on the 30th. all very yummy.
31st Pablo cooked Dahl all day – the house smelled awesome. I pulled out the leftover pizza dough but bailed on it – too old. whipped up some new Naan dough and made some Naan, we had Dahl, Naan, leftover rice, some beans, some this and that… I chopped up cabbage and carrots into a container – they last for days. and I baked a cauliflower – NOTE TO SELF – Steam the darn thing first, it never will get soft – we didn’t eat it and saved it for the next day
1st was a total leftover meal. #1 son is home and worked with the Loft Husband, they joined us for a dinner of this and that and that and this – beans and rice and dahl and chicken and cabbage salad and that rock hard (and still uneaten) cauliflower and reheated steamed soft cauliflower and salsas and sauces and more Naan and tortillas. a feast of yummy and Loft Husband took home to his lovely wife a plate full of good things. Another cake had been made and iced with Chocolate icing. it was also enjoyed
2nd. Mixed supper, again. More leftovers, they seem to be popular. The last of the naan dough was put into service. I had big pots on the stove pressure canning beans so only had a small frying pan space, had to make smaller Naan. Even when they are small, they disappear – peanut butter showed up on the table at one point. Mr. P. made a simple soup with leftover tomato sauce and a bag of prawns we had in the freezer – we left each soup-eater to peel their own prawns, a much simpler process for the cooks, I can tell you!. again, more Dahl (thank you Loft Husband for coming to eat leftovers before I get bored with them and Loft wife came home early from work so joined us late in the last of the Naan eating. ) more beans and rice and we finally tackled that sad re-heated cauliflower, who STILL was hard. tasty, but hard. cabbage salad. sauces.
3rd – well, it is still early morning. one thing I did yesterday when I was prepping supper was bring up a big pot full of onions – I had purchased a 50 pound sack in the fall when we were running out of our own onions so I thought I should do something with some of them. Pulled out one of my machines and pushed through halved and cleaned onions to make onion slices. Mr. P. used some in his soup, of course, and the rest I piled to the brim of my slow cooker. It is 5 in the morning and the house smells like caramelized onions – the slow cooker magically turned them into light brown lovely things. I have turned them back on as they are still not quite tender, but this is the way to start french onion soup!!!!! I might have stirred them 3 times, otherwise ignored. I have some chicken broth leftover from my chicken adventures, shall use that rather than beef broth to make the soup. I think it will be delicious…. soup and salad and bread for supper tonight, I think…..