Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
: I vowed that I MUST get some stuff out of my freezer. Based on a
: recommendation I got somewhere (I can't remember where), I bought a box of
: mini beef tacos from Trader Joe's. While I was there I also got some
: chicken taquitos and some beef tamales, simply because we were not allergic
: to them.
: Angela had some of each and said they were just okay. I did not try the
: taquitos. I don't much like chicken.
: I had one tamale. The directions said for microwave heating, to wrap in wet
: paper towels and then nuke for 5 to 6 minutes. I did the 6 minutes which
: based on the texture after heating as about a minute too much. Oddly they
: were wrapped in textured paper and not real corn husks. To me, it was just
: okay. Certainly not something I want to try again. Alas, there are two
: more of them in the freezer. When I bought them I assumed that my husband
: would be home to eat them. Nope!
: I really liked the tacos, but they came out soft. Not crisp at all. They
: said to microwave them wrapped in paper towels. Not sure I will buy them
: again because Angela was not thrilled with them. And really with the
: protein to carb count, not something really great for me.
: I also had some baby carrots, but after I ate, I was still hungry. The
: problem (as I said above), too many carbs and probably not enough protein.
: Next time (and based on the amount I have left there will be a next time) I
: will have some green beans instead of the carrots. And I will add some
: additional protein. Perhaps I will try the can of lemon tuna I bought at
: that time.
: But the good thing is, I have freed up some freezer space. I am going to
: work on meals for the upcoming weeks. Angela has been eating pretty much
: chicken and chicken only. If Costco still has that big chicken breast sale
: then I will get some of theirs. If not, I'll get some at the grocery store
: and cook it up for the freezer. Now you just watch this not work! Last
: time I did this she went off of chicken and wouldn't eat it. *sigh*
: Meanwhile I will make some patties out of my organic ground beef, cook it
: and freeze it for myself.
: Next I have to work on the cupboard. I let Angela go hog wild at the big
: health food store where we go only maybe twice a year. That's the place
: where she won the huge assortment of Bob's Red Mill, gluten free products
: last year. She filled our shopping cart with all kinds of gluten free
: pasta. Guess we'd better start eating that. Oddly it does better for my BG
: than the wheat pasta used to. At least the rice pasta does. Perhaps
: because it is so easy to digest? When I use the corn or corn and quinoa
: blend, I tend to use less of it compared to whatever else is in the dish.
: For instance, pasta salad. I do about 1/4 pasta and 3/4 veggies.
: So what's for dinner at your house?
i was looking for stew meat in the freezer, but found a nice deckel roast(
part of the brisket) instead tht was taking up quite a bit of room. I
will pot roast it with some tomato, vegetables(onion, peppers, etc and add
some small red potatoes, unpeeled near the end( my husband loves those).
I have some fresh rosemary as well as assorted dried herbs so I should be
alble to flavor it up well. We will have this along with some(separately
cooked) cabbage as that is all the vegetables I have around and I don't
feel like contending with the crowds in the supermarket( Fairway). I do
wish I had ome mushrooms, but may have some dried in the back of the