Ok, I have to confess that Monday & Tuesday were kinda bear bones around here. We lived it up on our trip to Asheville (we deserved some pampering, right?), but coming home sure wasn’t easy.
I vowed to use what we had at home to make meals this week, relying on creativity and sheer willpower to create edible meals!!!
It’s certainly a great feeling when you really do achieve that goal…..and makes me think I should do this one week a month to clean out the pantry!
I started my morning with Traditional Medicinal Echinacea (Immune support) Tea. And you better believe I was dreamin’ while I was sippin’. After our Asheville trip, my wheels are turning 🙂
I didn’t have any almond milk or anything to add to my smoothie really, so I decided to use leftover chilled green tea, and thus, this Green Tea Berry Smoothie was born!
I still had leftover pancakes from my post on the Blueberry Banana Pancakes, so I enjoyed a few of those later in the morning.
For lunch I had to make-do with what I had….the only greens I had left was spinach, so I topped that with candied sunflower seeds, goat cheddar cheese, and Orange-Almond Dressing that was left in the fridge from before the trip.
Later in the afternoon (about 4 pm), I finished off the rest of the smoothie (since it feeds 2 & I had no one to share with!). I forgot to take a picture of it, so here’s the repeat 😉
It took me a while to figure out what to make for dinner given what we had…But I finally settled on a BBQ Bowl. I had various kinds of rices in the pantry and a bag of frozen organic broccoli and all the ingredients to make a sauce. I came up with this Broccoli BBQ Bowl topped with homemade ginger-molasses BBQ sauce and caramelized onions! It had a lot of heat, but WOW it was good. Andrew thought the broccoli combo was a little weird, but I really liked it. And hey, I didn’t go to the store!!
All that heat from the BBQ sauce MADE me want something sweet (funny how that is, right?!). I didn’t have much to make anything, but I still had these little treats in my freezer, so I finished those off.
What do you think about my meals today? I don’t always have GRAND meals…..sometimes, you just gotta use what you got!!!