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Still the Leftovers

April 2nd, 2017 at 11:55 am

My weight is creeping back on again. I could really tell this morning when I pulled on my pants. Oh, how I hate to diet again! But first I have to get rid of all this perishable food.

I ate mac & cheese for breakfast this morning. Maybe it's time to freeze what is still left. Never again will I listen to my grandson's advice to make TWO boxes. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

There are still several servings of sausage & kraut to eat up. I learned today that it is pretty good with hot mustard!

Still have grated cheese to use up, both cheddar and Swiss. I may make French onion soup, using the Swiss, and I'll make quesadillas or grilled cheese sandwiches with the cheddar.

And I have quite a bit of sour cream. Not sure how to use that up. Maybe I'll make a mashed potato bowl, though that will only use a dollop. Making a dip would be a good use of it, but I have nothing to dip! And I am really trying to put off going to the grocery store, at least until BFF visits.

Before the St. Pat's party, I got some chicken noodle soup out of the freezer, and promptly forgot about it. It's still sitting in the back of the fridge. It MAY be good, but I'm not going to eat it. So I DO have to throw something away. That's a fail for me. Darn!

I spent $1.50 on laundry today, but no spending otherwise. Variables are now at 36%, with 31% of the pay cycle gone. Still some catching up to do. This is one of those rare 5-week months for me.

6 Responses to “Still the Leftovers”

  1. Dido Says:

    I hear you on the extra weight--I put on some over the winter too--I always do. I went back to my intermittent fasting routine (basically I skip breakfast and aim to keep all of my eating within an 8 hour "eating window" or less) last week and the scale is going in the right direction, but I still have ten pounds to take off that I didn't have back in the fall.

    Sour cream and the mashed potatoes with some chicken broth could make a nice soup, or if you get chicken thighs, you could have chicken paprikash or with beef, beef stroganoff. Sour cream is defintely one of those foods that can make other foods feel more luxurious and satisfying!

  2. snafu Says:

    Banana bread, waffles and chocolate muffins all freeze beautifully and use sour cream to enhance flavour and moistness.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Snafu beat me to it...banana bread and muffins are an excellent way to use the sour cream and you can freeze them.

    Sorry about the extra weight. As someone who struggles all the time. I get it.

    Sunny afternoon downstate. Not super cool, but a spring day. How about yours?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    We're a little overcast. Warmish outside, which means it's cold inside! (Boiler doesn't come on.)

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Baking is a great idea! Don't know why I didn't think of it!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Dido, I also do better when I practice intermittent fasting! My month of craziness has really thrown me off so my weight loss has stalled. I hope to get back on it soon!

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