The Accidental Gourmet

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Don't Let It Go To Waste - A Rice Story

Anyone who has read this blog for awhile knows that I don't usually eat rice. It swells, small stomach...etc. Anyway, Tom and I had chinese take out a few days ago and with my large order of sesame chicken (enough for at least three meals) came an equally large box of fried rice. Tom wil eat almost... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Couscous - The empty canvas

Couscous is a type of wheat dish popular in middle eastern countries. Thankfully for me it has made its way across Europe and into my local grocer. The thing I like best about it is that once it is cooked it does not keep swelling like rice or pasta. And it is so easy to make. You boil water, add... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Miracle at Wal Mart

Last night Tom and I went to pick up a few things around 3 am (My aunt works third shift so I go late to visit her). I was perusing the meats when I saw something that I could not believe.... a 13 pound eye roast marked five dollars. It was not out of date. There was absolutely nothing wrong with... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 7, 2008

An Eggplant for Taps

Just for you Taps, I went looking for eggplant recipes. I only know a few but I thought these sounded easy and even inexpensive depending on where you live. Shopping locally for your veggies should keep the costs down. Baked Eggplant and Tomatoes 1 medium eggplant, about 1 1/4 pounds 1 small can... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Eating To Heal

Being a large woman and always aware of my weight, the trauma of being told that I could not diet while healing from my knee surgury was like having a gun to my head. I know that, even after a gastric bypass a decade ago, I have to watch what I eat and doctors just do not get how the idea of just... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

5 Meals, 1 Package of Polish Sausage

I buy the Gwaltney brand of Polish Sauasage which costs $3.99. Each 3 pound package contains 16 bun length sausages. I use no more than 3 of these in a meal, depending on what else goes into the crockpot and I can get at least five meals out of one package. Here is how. The first thing I do is to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saving Money On Groceries

Thank you high gas prices I just paid nearly eight dollars for a large bag of shredded cheese yesterday. So how do you shave off the costs of your groceries? Everyone knows the easy stuff. Use coupons (which can get tricky and backfire if you are not careful). Stock up on the things you use all the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I got Tom to eat cauliflower

This is really a big deal because he is not a veggie guy. He will eat tomatoes, corn and beans but past that I have to hide the veggies to get them into him. So, if you have a non veggie kid, husband or signifigant other, you gotta try this. Tom's Cauliflower 1 head of cauliflower broken into medium... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 21, 2008

How Do You Use Pickle Juice?

I love bread and butter pickles but I have no patience for actually making them. My kitchen is tiny and I am so busy most days that I would probably screw them up if I tried. So I buy my bread and butter pickles every week and after a month I have lots of pickle juice leftover. So what do you so... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

On top of a cracker

After being sick with tonsilitis for a second day, I am finally able to eat. Not real meals but I am managing club crackers which means I won't starve. But the crackers alone were getting kind of boring so I whipped up a little something to put on top that is still easy to get down on a very sore... Sign in to see full entry.

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