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My child is a genius

Okay maybe that might be a bit of an exaggeration.

So you remember that big chunk of pork I had.

Pork loin


Yes this one.

Is it coming back to you now?

Alright good.

So I slow cooked about 2/3 of it and Tuesday.  I cut the remaining third into 4 thick chops and cooked them on Wednesday.  There were no survivors.  On Thursday we (Diva & I) shredded it and mixed some of it with BBQ sauce and put it on some homemade buns.  Tonight was slated as leftovers.  So we had some pulled pork without BBQ sauce and Diva came up with the great idea to cook it up with some corn and what not to make burritos.


So I chopped up some onion, added in some frozen corn, pork, taco seasoning and salsa.  My kids had pork soft tacos.  I made myself a burrito bowl with some left over rice.

Leftovers don’t have nothing on us!!

Fiscal Fast – Day 7

If I don’t leave the house then I don’t spend money.  Interesting concept.  Too bad it’s not realistic. lol

So far I technically have not spent any money.  I did write a cheque for my condo maintenance fees.  Figured it’s probably better if I do that sooner rather than later. 😉  It will take the management company at least a week or more to cash it.  It is a little annoying waiting for cheques to be cashed.

I went out today to my scheduled lunch and only spent what I budgeted. 🙂

Other than those two instances I am keeping my hands out of my wallet. 🙂 I wish I could be kicking butt like Sharon, who is rocking her fiscal fast.

Since I spent money today I added an extra day to my fiscal fast.  So on Thursday I will hit the grocery store.  Diva is already “rationing” the last 2 bags of milk we have.  That child and her milk addiction.


On the menu planning front I must make a small big medium confession.  I like to menu plan on my couch and from memory instead of in front of my fridge and freezer.  So instead of looking in my fridge on Sunday, I winged it.  I have yet to have anything on my menu except for leftovers.  And they were not the leftovers I was planning to eat.

I found a piece of cabbage that my Aunt gave me that I forgot about and made coleslaw yesterday using this Classic Coleslaw recipe.  Last night’s dinner was leftover Mexican lasagna meat filling and rice for Princess & I.  Diva ate the leftover meatballs and bread, along with some rice and salt fish.  Tonight we had ribs, sidekicks and coleslaw.  All leftovers from the past few days. 🙂  The fridge is starting to look bare. 🙂

Even though I went “off script”, I am feeling very good about using up all those leftovers.  Usually the food lingers in my fridge and it’s a fight to get it eaten before it dies.

We are moving in the right direction in our war against food waste.

Tomorrow’s dinner will be chicken ravioli with sauce and leftover coleslaw.  I still have some broccoli and Brussels sprouts to use up.  So tomorrow’s dinner might be veggie heavy. 🙂


OTMTW 10/13/13

It’s Thanksgiving and with it comes yummy leftovers!! 🙂

Sunday – Dad’s house
Monday – Thanksgiving leftovers
Tuesday – chicken broccoli Alfredo using laughing cow cheese
Wednesday – mini BBQ cheddar meatloaf and salad
Thursday – fish and rice
Friday – frozen pizza
Saturday – Mexico Lindo

Sometime this week I might make the soup I didn’t make yesterday.