This week is all about leftovers. When I think about the food that I have in my fridge that I need to use, I really don’t think I will be having to cook much this week, besides heating up the occasional tortilla.
I’m in the process of using up everything that will go bad.
I am not going to the grocery store this week.
You can take the hint, if you’d like.
I thought, I’d start off Operation: Use up food by throwing together two things for dinner.
First up I felt that a salad was calling my name…
like, seriously calling my name.
I don’t know why my food likes talking to me all the time. I think it thinks I’m going to forget about it.
After my fat kid eats over the past few days, a salad sounded absolutely drool worthy. I love salads, and could eat them everyday, all day. Not just lettuce though. I need a crap load of toppings on my salad. Other veggies, cheese, croutons (which I know don’t have no nutritional value) but I love the crunch, and dressing. Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar is like heaven to me.
I used up the rest of my romaine, so cucumber, edamame, cucumber, carrots, and blue cheese.
It was delicious.
I still have some cheese, cracker, and meat from my party last Sunday, so I figured it was time for me to use that up.
As I was thinking that I had spinach, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce that needed to be used, I then though of the pepperoni that was in the cheese tray.
I thought what better way to use all these ingredients than in a quesadilla.
Does anyone else actually say ques-a-dilla in their heads, or is it just me?
I threw on some caramelized onions as well.
I’m a big fan of quesadillas and see them in my future this coming week.
After eating out more than usual, I especially like making meals at home, even if they are simple.
I used to be the one that loved going out to eat, but I have slowly transitioned to enjoy eating at home. Don’t get me wrong, I still like going out to eat, but I’d rather use the food I have at home, then to spend extra money going out to eat.
That’s being a bitch on a budget, for you :)
It’s time to enjoy my quesadilla while watching a little Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows.
I sure hope it picks up because the first 25 minutes have kind of been a bore, and if it doesn’t catch my attention soon, I might be checking out Diners, Drive in’s, and Dives to get some more food ideas.