Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard on Friday 10/19/12

OK so I am confused.  Guess I didn't know yesterday was Thursday so will post a day late.  Seems it has been a busy week as usual cooking but very few pictures.

 All those little potatoes that seem to come with the big ones when you grow your own what to do with them.  Scrub them up and dehydrate them to be used in homemade hamburger helper.
 About the last of the tomatoes.
Another batch of beets.  Not so pretty this time for some reason.

Thursday night's dinner was liver, onions, bacon and baked potato for 1.  Liver $.73.  1/2 # bacon $.45.  Only 1/3 was used for supper.  The other 2/3 made breakfast 2 mornings for my brother.

Friday night was left over chicken cacciatori the only cost was 5 oz. of noodles.

Saturday night was fish and chips for 5.  There was also carrots, cole slaw and butternut squash.  It seems when I have company I over cook.  There was enough fish and chips left for DB's supper Monday night and enough fish to freeze for one more meal for 2.  Total cost $4.25.  The Monday night was free.

Sunday night we had pork chops, boiled potatoes and gravy,  and cole slaw.  $2.00 and there was enough pork left over to make a TV dinner.

Tuesday night hot dogs, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.  Cost $.60.  Some of  the sauerkraut and mashed potatoes were put in the pork TV dinner.

Wednesday night meat loaf, mashed potatoes and carrots.  Cost $2.75 but watch for that meat loaf to reappear in the coming week.

Groceries were a little steep this week as I did my monthly shopping to restock the pantry.  It seems we were out of a lot of things.  Also ground beef was on sale for $2.49 a pound so can never have too much of that inthe freezer it can be used in so many ways.

Total groceries $54.00

A recipe to share.  This comes from Diabetic Candy, Cookie and Dessert Cookbook

Lo-Cal Chocolate pudding

1/3 c cocoa
1/4 C granulated sugar replacement
2T corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
2 C skim milk
1 egg beaten
1 T margarin
1 tsp vanilla

Combine cocoa, sugar replacement, cornstarch and salt in saucepan:  stir in milk.  Cook and stir over medium heat until think and bubbly.  Reduce heat, cook and stir 4 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir small amount of hot cocoa mixture into beaten egg.  Pour egg mixture into pan.  stir to blend, return to heat and cook 2 minutes.  Add margarin and vanilla.

Makes 4 servings.
1 serving 1 low fat milk exchange
107 calories.

For DB's morning snack I make it into a chocolate pie with 3 squares of graham crackers made into crumbs with 1 T butter.  Add one serving of pudding.  This adds 1 bread and 1 fat exchange.

Cost of the entire batch of pudding $1.12.  Not sure on the pie crust.

I guess better late than never but am sure most have already visited our host, The Gardener of Eden


  1. Yesterday I was thinking it was Friday when I got home. Not sure why. So we were both confused.

  2. Lovely canning, never thought about dehydrating the little potatoes I am going to have to look into that a bit more :)

  3. I have never dehydrated potaotes. Sounds good with hamburger helper. We did some stocking up this week but our bill was much more than yours!! Nancy

  4. I'm hoping that everything is alright with you, Wilderness and that you are just too busy to write.

    I miss your great posts!

  5. Nina thanks for your concern. Yes I am extremely busy with moving snow and cooking for DB. Have also been babysitting a lot the great grandkids while my granddaughter is working. I hope to get back to blogging soon. Not much new and exciting here this time of year but am getting seed started so will be even busier tending to them.

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