Monday, January 30, 2012

Cruising Along

Well, it may appear that I don't cook anymore (unless you've been reading the sidebar menu plan) but I still do.  I just haven't been blogging about food much lately.

I've come close to already having blogged about most of our very favorite recipes and while in the past I've had time to seek out new ones that fall in line with my freezer and pantry contents, I'm short on time these days.  It's all I can do to plan, shop and make the meals I already do- meals that I know how to make that will use up the bottomless pit that is our food supply (it's not bottomless, it just feels like it is this time of year).

So.  We're going to take a little trip down memory lane and I'm going to remind you of some of our most favorite meals in an attempt to prove to you that, yes, I am still feeding my family.  They are not outside in the cold gnawing on leeks and stray, muddy beets and potatoes along side the chickens in the garden.  In fact, we've eaten all of these meals just in the past couple weeks.

(I have no idea why, but when I link to the posts below, it jumps down to the comments section.  Just scroll up for the post/recipe.  Silly blogger.)

Pumpkin Pasta- Still possibly my ultimate comfort food.  It puts macaroni and cheese (even homemade) to shame.

Curried-Chicken Pot Pie- My mouth is salivating as a type.  Each time I make it I wonder why it's not on a weekly rotation.  Make two right off the bat and freeze one for later.  You'll be so glad you did.

White Chili- Oh, so very good.  I'm at a loss for words.  Okay.  I found some- sweet because of the corn, creamy because of the sour cream, hearty because of the beans and mildly zippy thanks to the chilies, cumin and garlic.

Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion and Feta Pizza- My current favorite way to consume sweet potatoes.  There's a little prep involved, but it can be done throughout the day as you have the time and then thrown together when the dough is ready.  I love this combination- tangy roasted tomatoes, sweet onions, sweet potatoes and salty, heavenly feta.  Divine.

Okay.  I feel better now.  I was going through recipe-posting withdraw.  While I love trying new recipes, right now I'm on auto pilot, cruising along trying to use up what we've put up and enjoying it just fine. 

What have you been making lately that's helping you use up your stores?  Remember, you're goal is to head into the summer with a sparse freezer and pantry, so get busy! Pin It


  1. Blogger has been doing that to me, too. Drives me nuts.

    A mutual friend raved about the pizza to me over the phone. I think I'll pop some sweet potatoes into the oven this morning. There's already feta in the fridge.

  2. white chili looks so good and I think Jerry can handle,but they are pulling the rest of his teeth next week so out comes the food processor permanently.any good recipes off the top of your head. there will be no dentures for now and VA will not supply them as even 100%disabled vets are having a hard time getting them,thank you for the recipe

  3. Your pumpkin pasta sounds yummy, I have butternut squash in storage, ready to go.

  4. Beans, beans and more beans!!! That's what we're eating these days as we try to work through the contents of our freezers :). Seriously I have been putting them in everything! No one even notices. We have also been having homemade chicken noodle soup ALL THE TIME - just boiled two birds today to make stock - totally addicted these days. Plus I just feel cool making it all from scratch - weird, huh, how the definition of "cool" changes as you get older?


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