November 13, 2010
Dinner Tonight - November 13th
I also had a small ziplock bag of some frozen tater tots and shoe string fries in the freezer. Again, I never use a full bag at a meal. So I took 1 lb. of hamburger and browned it. I looked in the cupboard and I had 1/2 an envelope of onion soup mix and another envelope of a brown gravey mix. I added these to the hamburger along with some water and cooked til the gravey thickened. Usually I use a can of creamed soup, but I knew that I had these mixes on hand and needed to use them.
I poured the meat mixture into a casserole dish, topped it with all of the variety of vegetables and topped that with a mixture of the tater tots and shoestring fries. It feels good to use up some odds and ends from the freezer.
Which, I should let you know, that is what I use the freezer above my fridge for - those leftover odds and ends. If I put them in my big freezer, they would be lost forever.
I still have half a loaf of cuban bread which I am again slicing, buttering and toasting in the oven. My cuban bread recipe makes two round loaves so we have enjoyed this bread for three suppers now. I also have some leftover apple salad from last night, so we are good to go.
I know I will have some leftover casserole but that will work great for tomorrow. My married son and youngest son and husband are going to a basketball game tomorrow night, so I will have enough leftovers for me. Perfect. Even better, after church my daughter in law and I are heading to Subway for lunch as "the guys" will be on the road to the big game in Iowa City. Go Hawkeyes!!!!