Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rachael Ray meets Magyver

I have not been to the store in a couple of weeks, at least. Every time I think about going I check the temperature and it is negative something and I decided we can live without whatever we need one more day. I have hit desperate measures this evening for dinner. First, last night I made a ham roast with a butterscotch glaze because we didn't have any pineapple or brown sugar or a good marinade. The butterscotch glaze was really leftover ice cream topping from last summer. It wasn't that bad. Tonight I'm making a very sad sheperd's pie. If you could call it that. It is really leftover stromboli meat (a mix of hamburger and sausage with onion) I found in the freezer combined with the leftover chili I found in the back of the fridge mixed with a package of frozen veggies. I have no gravy and nothing to make gravy so I mixed BBQ sauce with a few seasonings and a touch of red wine vinegar. I topped it with last nights mashed potatoes and of course plenty of cheese to trick the family into thinking its something really good. So sad. We are down to carrots, parsley and one pear as far as fresh veggies and fruit go. A parsley, pear, and carrot salad? Hmmm...I'll let you know if I'm able to pull that one off. We're in the middle of another snow storm right now so I hope there's a good recipe involving corn meal and toothpaste because that's about what we are down to.

4 comments:

Krissi said...

Wow! I hope you can get to the store soon! The title of this post is so funny! Following from MBC!

Turning the Clock Back said...

found you on the MBC under a hundred list and would love for you to visit my blog. I got laid off from my first job after 6 months and we were dirt poor, scrounging questionable stuff out of the freezer. It's amazing what you can throw together and call food when the need arises! Good luck, hope you warm up soon!

Diane
http://turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com/

Jamee said...

Following you from MBC!

Busymom3 said...

Hi I am stopping by from MBC. I did my shopping today for the first time in 3 weeks and it was getting pretty desperate around here too. I love the post!