Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Fun Day!

Well yesterday was the day that my friend and I got together to craft and cook. Our menu? Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Caesar Salad, Corn and bread. And for dessert? Berry pie with vanilla ice cream. Yummy! The casserole was from the recipe book pictured above. Kathy has a library of cook books and it is fun to skim the pages looking for something fun. But then it just becomes impossible to decide.

The recipe we chose for our first meal was very simple. Kathy already had the chicken baked, so we just cut it up, mixed everything together and baked. It included chicken, almonds, green beans, mayo, lemon juice and probably a few more things that I have missed. Then we added cheese to the top and put it back in the oven to melt it a little.

Except for the two teenage boys not liking the Caesar dressing, they got ranch on thiers and for most of the guys not liking water chestnuts and me not liking pimentos (both left out), everyone enjoyed it. We are going to try another recipe next month. It was a fun experiment!

I did my shopping yesterday for next week and still spent another $45. I just can't get below that number it seems. And we have an awful lot of food still left in the fridge. Today I am going to take inventory of what is being wasted and adjust for next week. I will get better at this. I know it takes experimentation and some time but in the mean time is a little frustrating. Any suggestions?

Til next time,


  1. Nummy! Thanks for posting the pictures. :)

  2. Michelle, before I make my 2-week menu, I do an inventory of what I have in my cupboards, freezer and fridge and base my meals off that. I also try to base my meals off what's on sale at Fareway. However, I rarely seem to go under $45 either!