Friday, October 5, 2012

That Awkward Moment When...

If you're a Pinterest fan, you've seen those e-cards that start out "That Awkward Moment When..."

Well, yesterday, I had my own moment.  If I made a card, it would have said:

That Awkward Moment When...
 You're stuffing "baking scraps" into your mouth, 
and then you remember... you're supposed to be on a diet.

Which then reminded me of another card I could make:

That Awkward Moment When...
You've made your child a peanut butter sandwich, 
and you're licking the stray peanut butter off of your finger 
and then you're fasting.

Anyone else been there???


  1. Jennifer, I came to your blog after reading some comments you made about meal planning on a different site. You talked about using different recipes that all use the same ingredients. I do the same thing and was hoping you had posted something that included your recipes on your blog. Would you post what you do for meals on your blog? I'm specifically interested in what things you stockpile and what recipes you make from it.

    1. Hi, Juliana!

      Here are the posts were I talk about my menu planning, etc :)

      Favorite meatless meals

      Hope these help a little!

      Thanks for the question

    2. You got my brain going on one of my favorite topics, sorry!

      I think you might be referring to a comment on MSM about how, just because you have a limited budget doesn't mean that your meals have to be boring. And I do believe that!

      Our current menu doesn't reflect that as much, but that's because I have an Aspie with food issues that were affecting our whole family, so having a stricter menu works better for him.

      But, if you like variety, then set about collecting recipes that use the same common core of ingredients. I mentioned it a bit in my post about Breakfast Like A King. If you stick to flour, eggs, butter, potatoes, sausage and cheese, you can make a huge variety of meals.

      Thinking about chicken. I like to make a whole chicken in the crockpot, then pull the meat off. We typically make chicken rice soup, because Ty will eat that, which requires carrots, onions, rice, and celery. I will make a bread on the side, so flour, salt, yeast.

      But I can also use those exact same ingredients to make chicken pot pie with a biscuit crust. I can also make a chicken and rice dish, making a white sauce or using cream of mushroom soup. If I use cream of mushroom soup, I can also use it in Tettrazini, which requires chicken, spaghetti and cream soup. The spaghetti can also be used for regular spaghetti, or for chicken parmesan. I use a 10lb can of tomato sauce and make my own sauce. That sauce can also be used in meatless Baked Ziti and homemade pizza.

      Tomato sauce can also be used in enchiladas and chili, which can be made with rice and beans. Rice and beans can be used in tostadas, tacos, and burritos.

      It's important when looking for new recipes to keep an eye out for general ingredients. Avoid recipes that call for an ingredient that you can't use up, especially if it's expensive. But, if you make a list of inexpensive ingredients that you have easy access to, then you can keep that list close when you care exploring new recipes.

      Let me know if you have any other questions :)