You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Food’ category.
I’ve been following 5$ dinners for a while now.
At long last, I’ve decided to try one of their cosco menu plans. Having just gone to Cosco and bought an inordinate amount of food, step one is to compare the shopping lists.
The first thing I noticed was the amounts. Since the menu is written using pounds and ounces, and I buy in grams and kilograms, I probably should have paid a lot more attention to the conversions. The prices were different, and even thought I might have found it cheaper elsewhere, I bought what I could at Cosco.
I made a few substitutions based on our tastes (1/2 the tuna, twice the chicken, no rolls, and older cheddar) and of course bought extra (* = not bought at Cosco).
|1||8 pack of 16 oz cans diced tomatoes||$7.79|
|1||6 pack of 30 oz chicken stock||$10.79|
|1||6 pack of 6 oz light tuna in water||$8.59|
|1||9 pack of 1 pound mixed whole wheat pasta||$6.99|
|2||6 mixed peppers||$13.98|
|2||1 pound bags of gold potatoes||$5.00|
|1||5 pound bag of organic baby carrots||$6.99|
|2||1 pound blocks of cheddar cheese||$11.76||*|
|1||5 pound bag Vidallia onions||$5.59|
|1||2.5 pound bag of organic frozen corn||$3.97||*|
|1||2.5 pound bag organic frozen green beans||$2.49||*|
|2||18 count eggs||$3.69|
|1||20 oz container sour cream||$2.77||*|
|1||5-count Chicken and Turkey Sausages||$13.99|
|1||4.62089 lbs ground beef||$14.02|
|1||3.791951 lbs package boneless, skinless chicken breast||$24.19|
|15||9 grain tortillas||$3.99|
|1||4.3849944 lbs package boneless, skinless chicken thighs||$23.25||*|
|1||2 liters 1% milk||$3.97||*|
|1||2 count real lemon juice (2 l)||$3.89||*|
|1||box of 12 mini-cups rice puddings||$5.89||*|
|1||24 ¼ lb hamburgers (preformed)||$17.99||*|
|2||bags 598g popcorn chips||$9.98||*|
|1||box 36 granola bars||$11.79||*|
|1||bag 1kg cabbage sesame salad||$5.99||*|
|1||250g cottage cheese||$1.15||*|
|1||150g package frozen ready risotto||$2.00||*|
The plan for this week is a bit … overwhelming, with lots of cooking starting tomorrow. The menu should do me 3-4 weeks. I’ll have to buy a bit of fresh vegetables each week, but that’s par for me. I decided to try 1/2 tuna, 1/2 chicken – and rather than go with tinned, I went with chicken thighs instead.
Cross your fingers for me.
The madness starts tomorrow.
Come home late from chores & such, combine the tailings of the dark meat of a roast chicken, home-canned tomatoes, salsa, taco mix, and grated cheese. Layer the bottom with more tomatoes and a bit of salsa. Line corn tortillas with a bit of sour cream, then fill with the mix, nestling them in the pan. Cover with a bit more of the same. Bake until hot and serve with rice cooked in chicken broth and mixed with steamed corn.
Serve it, take one bite and realize that it tastes more like vinegar than anything else. Toss it and wonder where you went wrong. Fix a plate of sliced chicken, some rice and corn, and top it all with some leftover gravy.
Sometimes, leftovers really are the only option.
When updating my index of soups, I realized I have a lot of recipes on Springpad. Over 1000 and counting — and that doesn’t include the bookmarks that link to interesting articles and other information about food or the delicious links that I imported into Springpad (but have not yet gotten around to copying into the recipes). Slow-cooked, hot and bubbly — they are great winter foods, and I have several variations on the theme; ragu (or ragout), stroganoff, cassoulet, goulash, chili (or chile), baked beans, ….
After making the list, I am surprised how very few I actually have in my recipes as I cook this sort of thing pretty reguarly through the colder months of the year. There must be more of these in my springpad archive; but here’s what I’ve found thus far. I’ll update it again when I have found more.
All Day Boston Baked Beans
Bulgur and chickpea Chili
Butternut Chili – Crockpot
Ethiopian Beans and Berbere
French Vegetable Stew
Italian Lentil and chestnut Stew
Just Chili – all beans, no meat
Pierce Street Vegetarain Chili
Spicy Red Lentil and Chickpea Stew
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
Two Bean Chili
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Anthony Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon – Stovetop – SLOW
Basic Beef Stew – 4 variations Beef and ale, Pork and Cider, Chicken and White Wine or Lamb and Red Wine
Beef, ale and onion stew
Beef Goulash – Crockpot
Beef Stew with lots of spices
Beef Stew with Red Wine – Personal Favourite
Carbonnade Beef and Beer stew
Chili Con Carne
Chocolate and Port Beef Stew
Crockpot Beef Stew
Crockpot Hungarian Goulash
GI Diet Beef Stroganoff – See notes for the morning after report
Graisserons – Confit
Martedi – Sausage and beans; a favourite
Neapolitan-style ragu – Pork
Oven baked Stew
Polenta with Beef Ragout – Crockpot
Protein Poisoning Chili – Crockpot; very heavy
Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù
Slow cooked Boston Baked Beans – Crockpot
Slow cooked Stew – Crockpot
Thomas Keller’s Cassoulet – Pork
African Peanut Stew – Turkey
Chicken A La King
Chicken Cassoulet with Crisp Breadcurmb Topping
Chicken and Mushroom Stew
Chicken with Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce
Chinese No Clay-Pot Chicken with Soy and Ginger – stew-ish
Quick Chicken Cassoulet
Santa Fe Chicken Chili
Spicy Lentil Chicken Stew
Spicy White Chicken Chili – Crockpot
Turkey Meatball Stew