We shopped at the commissary last Saturday and I haven't been to any grocery store since then. While our pantry and freezer are still pretty full, I knew we had used all the bananas, grapes, melon, leaf and romaine lettuce. Grand children will be here today and maybe more family for supper so I wondered if I should go shopping.
I looked to see what was in the fridge. I found about half a pound of strawberries that were still fresh so I washed and quartered them.
Then I found 5 nice oranges so I peeled and separated them. That will be plenty of fruit for today.
There was only a quarter head of iceberg lettuce and I knew that would not make a family sized salad but when I added half a bell pepper, 4 shredded carrots, some purple cabbage, red onions and tomatoes, it turned out to be a very nice sized and delicious looking salad.
I also mixed up pizza dough in the bread machine. It will hang out in the fridge all day until I make pizzas for supper.
I'm sure I will shop for produce tomorrow to get through next week but I feel so thrifty using what we already had for today's meals.
I've been looking through this recipe book. One of the authors is Mary Berry. We have become a big fan of hers by watching The Great British Bake Off on PlayOn on Roku. I think it is in the 6th season now. Some of the episodes are also on YouTube. Australia and Scotland also have versions of the Bake Off and they are good too - much better than the American version that aired here in the summer of 2014.
The British version focuses on the baking skills and the history of different baking traditions. It is also a family friendly show. But it will make you want to go in the kitchen and whip up some scones or croissants.