Friday was pizza night. Dough was in the freezer from the last time I made it. Sauce was made and canned from the garden. Not sure of cost of pepperoni, olives and cheese as they were in the freezer or refrig purchased previously. Green peppers came from the freezer (garden).
Company for Saturday. Made a cloned version of a KFC dinner. Chicken was in the freezer purchased some time ago on sale. Made 8 pieces. Mashed potatoes from garden potatoes, gravy from the chicken fat I had saved and canned chicken stock from All but the Cluck and coleslaw from garden cabbage. Also canned green beans from the pantry for those that don't eat coleslaw.
Excuse the plate but have a sewer problem and hadn't been able to use the kitchen since since Friday.
Had stale bread to use up so made Stove top Stuffing for later use. Sunday morning and the house smells great the stuffing is in the oven drying so it can be packaged up.
I save stale bread and freeze it until I have enough to make this stuffing. Since we don't eat a lot of bread we never seem to finish a loaf of homemade bread before it starts to get dry. When I have enough in the freezer I make stuffing.
Cloned Stove top Stuffing
18 cups of bread cubes cut about 1/4"
6T dry parsley flakes
2 tsp crumbled sage,
1T poultry seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 T dried celery (I dry my own leaves and chopped stalks)
1 T dried onion flakes
Place all of the above except bread cubes in blender or processor until a powder.
Mix seasoning with bread cubes and dry completely before packaging.
To use bring 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock and 1/2 stick of butter to boil, stir in 6 C of stuffing mix, turn off heat and let sit for 5 - 10 minutes. Fluff and serve.
Couple of variations. You can add granulated chicken boullion to the spice mix and us water when making. Use enough to make 4 1/2 cups of broth.
Omit the dried onion and celery and when ready to make saute 1/2 cup of chopped fresh celery and 1/4 cup of chopped fresh onion before adding liquid and bringing to a boil.
Sunday felt like a nice slow cooked meal so make Beef Burgundy over egg noodles. Had everything in the freezer or pantry but not really anything from the garden except the thyme that went in it. Noodles and meat were purchased on sale so estimate the entire cost to be around $4.00
Monday was another free meal. Had leftover fried chicken, coleslaw green beans and made potato pancakes from leftover mash potatoes.
From here the week of cooking sort of went down hill. I did manage to get some of the small potatoes from the garden sliced and into the dehydrator to be used in homemade hamburger helper and more stuffing mix made before I decided to come down with a cold.
Potatoes in the dehydrator
Poor DB got a can of soup from the pantry for dinner and I went to bed for 36 hours. Just today getting up and functioning again. He wasn't home for dinner last night so I skated by.
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