Saturday, January 8, 2011

Myths BUSTED and a whole lot of cooking!!

Hello folks!

Sorry this has been such a quiet week on the blog front. Not much exciting has happen. I decided to rest up so I'm ready to go when shcool (and rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof) start on Monday.

Last night and today however was full of lots and LOTS o'cooking! I've come to realize that it is SO much more cost and time effective if I take a day to cook a bunch of meals and freeze them individually for evenings when I don't get home until very late (...most evenings in my case...). It's also easy to just throw them in my lunch bag so I don't have to buy food at school :) So, as per usual I took pictures of my adventures.

In total I made chili (4 portions), Mulligatawny soup (4 portions), my FAVORITE spaghetti recipe-my grandmother on my father's side (3 portions...I would have had 4 but made one today's lunch...), Sausage with scalloped potatoes (2 portions), pepper steak and scalloped potatoes (1 portion) and couscous salad with indian beef (2 portions). The freezer is packed FULL!

Here are some pictures:

Prepping the food and organizing the recipes:
 A GREAT recipe for Mulligatawny soup found HERE
 My computer filled with recipes (and my evening entertainment of QAF)
 Frying the onions for the soup
 The late night (...midnight) nachos I made
 They were so pretty I had to take the picture in color too...
 The chili
 My new spice jars from bulk barn (filled with Bulk Barn spices too!), I didn't have a label maker so I numbered the jars and made a list of what was in what.
The aftermath of dishes...still sitting on the counter as I write this. And this is even WITH me doing the dishes (for the most part...) as I went.

Now, with ALL (haha!) that being said, here's onto the myth buster part of this post. 

I have read SO many articles on how to prevent crying when cutting onions (and pretty much EVERY recipe I made contained onions...). I read about cutting onions while chewing gum, while holding a piece of bread in your mouth with part of it hanging out, and keeping the peeled onion in the freezer until it's ready to be chopped. Let me tell you, NONE of them worked...and it's a darn good thing that I was home alone-I'm positive I looked like a fool. I did, however come up with a solution of my own. One a tad more fashionable then wearing chemistry goggles...ladies and gentleman, I present to you:

Ray bans!!!! I killed those onions-tear free!! And looked darn good while doing it too!

I hope you all are having a lovely restful weekend.


Although  I know I have some kinks to work out...I am me.

1 comment:

  1. food looks totally yummy!!! Have to find you a food processor!