Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This morning I woke up and realized I left most of the turkey sausage sauce on the stove over night and forgot to put it away in the fridge. THANK HEAVENS I remembered to portion some out for lunch today prior to sitting down to dinner. Unfortunately, this means I have lost a full meal's worth of turkey sausage, tomato and spinach that I could have had for dinner tonight.

I'm afraid to eat the sausage sauce that was left unrefrigerated AND ESPECIALLY since I'm on food stamps, there is a good chance my job doesn't have health benefits. I cannot afford to get sick.

This mini-disaster has made me want to take stock in what food I have left.

My Grocery List:

Brown rice: $3.58 1 and half bags left (a lot)
Lentils: $2.58 1 jar of lentil soup left
18 Eggs: $3.68 11 eggs left
Frozen green beans: $1.67 (sale! 3 for $5, but I only bought one)
Frozen spinach: $1.67 (sale! 3 for $5, but I only bought one)
Huge container of oatmeal: $2.50 (sale! 2 for $5, but I only bought one) a lot left
2 cans of tomato paste: $1.18
Hot Italian Turkey Sausage: $2.29 (clearance 50% off usually $5.79)
Plain Non-fat Yogurt: $3.49  Half a container left
Frozen Blueberries: $2.99 (I cheated, I already had these and they are from Trader Joes)

2 onions: $0.51 1 onion4 carrots: $0.34 2 carrots left
Celery: $0.69 5 stalks left
Purple cabbage: $1.68 Half a cabbage left
2 apples: $1.14 1 apple left
1 orange: $0.39


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  2. Oh, you are a life save Calley! Save me Calley you're my only hope!

  3. I didn't see you're already all over fried rice! like, gravy on rice?

    OKAY: I've been thinking: OATMEAL is a great THICKENER. I hope you're not souped out yet...

    big pot, sweat out 1/4 shredded cabbage in oil until totally wilted
    add onion, carrot, celery, whatever you want- big chunks are good (let the pot do the work, you don't need to chop all day), any garlic you can spare. once the veggies are tender, cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and slowly mix in about 1 cup of oatmeal (it will expand). Simmer for about 3-4 minutes. It's nice when the oats aren't total mush.
    add in:
    2 Tablespoon sugar
    2 Tablespoon vinegar
    any herbs you've got
    **if you have eggs to spare, throw in an egg when it's simmering and slowly stir it in, breaking the yolk, it will create a kind of ribbony protein in your soup!

    also, try oatmeal for brunch... with sauteed onion, and a fried egg on top!

  4. Wow! I am going to try this I think but if I can only do one, I'm definitely going to make the oatmeal rice "latkes" you talked about!

  5. FYI, if you get it hot enough, it's still safe to eat.