Let the 7 days of creative consumption begin...After a hearty breakfast of oatmeal in my handy dandy , oh how I love to eat anything in a jar, jar; I found myself staring into the refrigerator feeling completely overwhelmed. I was faced with a little of this and too much of that. What I refer to as, "kata kata (kah-ta kah-ta) . Almost a dozen containers of leftover rice, chili, carmelized onions, tomato paste, pasta salad, coconut creme and the list goes on. What happened? Didn't I just clean out my refrigerator less than two weeks ago? Don't get me wrong, I am blessed to have this "problem" and I don't take for granted the abundance of food in my refrigerators (we have one in the garage for Costco stuff and holiday overflow). The problem is, I don't like to waste food so I realized that I have to come up with serious concoctions so that nothing ends up in the trash bin. In addition to that I have lots of fruits and veggies that I have to use up in ways others than eating them straight from the bowl. In spite of having a family of 6, we couldn't eat them fast enough before they would start to go bad. There are clementines, apples, melons, a pineapple, sweet potatoes, bananas and plums, cucumbers, mangoes...you name it, I got it! My goal is to stay away from eating out this week and try to come up with creative and maybe not so creative ways to use the little and the lot. Let's see what day one inspired!
|Old Fashioned Oats with Dream Cream(mix of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and half and half), 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds and my homemade Strawberry Banana jam.|