Vince is off Monday and he took off Friday so that means a four day weekend. Always at the forefront of my thoughts — food! I don’t want to spend four days in the kitchen but I also don’t want to be going out to dinner. When Vince is not working, our schedule seems to go out the window. He needs things from town and we go to town which either interrupts my cooking schedule or Vince wants to grab something to eat while we’re out. Not happening this weekend so with a little planning and prepping, I think I’m ready to get through the next five days with very little cooking but some wonderful eating.
The chili from yesterday was so good. I can eat chili so many different ways but I don’t want Vince to be saying “NOT chili AGAIN!” so I grabbed some things from the freezer and I have a plan!
The chicken, tamales and brisket was in the freezer in the shop so I brought it over to the house freezer and will move them from the freezer to the fridge a day or so before needed.
Here’s my plan for very little cooking and very much knitting!
- Cheese enchiladas topped with chili and Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream)
- Barracho beans
- Guacamole Salad
- Baked potatoes with chili, cheese and Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream)
- Chicken Cordon Bleu (another recipe from my friend’s cookbook)
- Layered Corn & Okra (also from my friend’s cookbook)
- French Bread
- NOTE: Make the carrot souffle for Monday while the oven is on. The carrot souffle is really better the next day (or the second day!)
- Tamales with chili (tamales from the freezer)
- Refried Beans (using leftover Barracho beans)
- Spanish Rice
- Baked beans (leftovers that had been frozen)
- Carrot Souffle
Let’s just hope my plan works and I don’t have to accompany my better half to town every day!
yummmm carrot souffle (well lots of other yummy sounding things but I need to check on my carrot supply at home!)
I googled “layered corn and okra”, because I have a lot of okra, and need a new way to use some… The recipe had okra, corn and a cheese sauce with breadcrumbs on top. (then baked). Is that similar to the recipe you’re using? I also need to check out carrot souffle recipes. I still have tons of carrots in the garden…
OK I ordered your friends cookbook. The only one on Amazon that I could afford. LOL not paying over $600 for a cookbook.