We are going to have a pretty hectic week. I have a few back-to-school sales I want to go to, we have two dentist appointments, some Church activities and lots of just little things that we need to tackle around the house. So our menu will be fairly simple. We did surprisingly good on food waste last week. Other than throwing away a few yucky strawberries, we did not have any waste. Wohoo!! Finally! It's a pleasant feeling! OK, done patting myself on the back...Now to our menu. With hardly any waste, we still have plenty of stuff in a fridge that need to be used up very-very soon. But I also have the abundance of this:
That's kale. A LOT of it! That's all from our garden, and we have about 3 times more left there. So I'm desperate for some ideas to use it all up. Do you eat kale? What do you do with it? We tried a green smoothie last night which was surprisingly good and kids loved it. I tried it in a salad but it seemed a little too tough for my taste. Can you freeze kale? I think of adding it to vegetarian lasagna tomorrow but I'm running out of ideas. Help, please!!
Other than lots of smoothies, we also eat this this week:
Tues.-spinach/kale lasagna, salad
Wed.-mashed potatoes, fish sticks
Thurs.- buttermilk curry chicken, rice
Fr.-Church picnic (dinner provided!! Great day!)
Sat.- Chinese takeout (didn't do it last week and still craving it :), pizza
Sun. - pork roast, zucchini.
We need to buy chicken and some veggies but otherwise we already have everything in a fridge or a freezer. I really hope to keep our spending low this week.
And what's on your menu? Share some ideas (especially if they somehow incorporate kale :)!