Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Kitchen Day

My Kitchen project for Tuesday was the fridge. My guys (21 & 18) buy some of their own food so it can get crazy in the fridge and freezers. I buy lots of fruit and vegetables and don't always use them before they start to go bad. I started getting a good amount of vegetable from my garden last week.

I spend the day working on my fridge  I cleaned, purged, and cooked for 6 hours to use up items in my fridge. I sliced and bagged veggies/fruit. I made an egg bake, pot roast with veggies, corn on the cob, 2 apple pies, fudge, and tomato cucumber salad. I cleaned each shelf of the fridge and wiped down the walls. I condensed some of the large containers of condiments into the smaller containers on the door. I used almost everything that I needed to use up and very little went into the trash.

I put a beef roast in the crockpot with carrots, potatoes, beans, and Fool You JalapeƱos. I got the beans from the farmers market and the JalapeƱo's from my garden. Everything I used is from my fridge but the potatoes.

 My 88 yrs. stepdad had leftovers for lunch. He had grilled cheese, egg bake, and sausage. He has Alzheimer's and doesn't like veggies anymore. I had to hide the green pepper, onion, and zucchini in the egg bake.

I put an egg bake in the oven. My husband asked me to make an egg bake for a breakfast meeting he's having tomorrow. I used stuff from the fridge except the onion. I used 8 eggs, 1 cup milk, 8 oz. cheddar cheese, green pepper, onion, a large zucchini, bacon, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. How I ask can their be leftover bacon in a house with 4 men? LOL

I got corn on the cob to go with the beef roast and veggies for dinner.

The egg bake is out of the oven. Its a little over brown since I was busy working on the pies.

The apple crumb pies are headed to the oven. I didn't follow a recipe or measure. The apple are tosses in cinnamon, sugar, and flour. The crumb topping is cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter.

I made Tomato Cucumber salad with tomato and cucumber from my garden. I used 1/2 an onion, salt, pepper, and packets of balsamic vignette dressing from restaurants.

I made a 2 Ingredient Fudge with the frosting and a bag of peanut butter chips. I made chocolate peanut butter fudge. 

The apple pies are cooling.

The fridge after but before dinner leftovers.

The kitchen all cleaned up before dinner.

The beef roast with veggies is done in the crockpot. I'll serve it with the corn on the cob for dinner along with apple pie for dessert.

I'm going to make egg plant parmesan with the egg plants from my garden later this week. I have a good size amount of tomatoes but not enough to can. I'll eat most of them this week and make fresh salsa. I have cucumbers and zucchini but not as much as I normally get. I have cantaloupe in the garden ready to eat this week. This is the first year I have done well with cantaloupe. I have about 6 in the garden.

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