Reader warning: This is not going to be pretty until later on in the post. Feel free to skip this part and get to a really nice Friday dinner.
You’ve been warned.
Are you sure?
Got up the other morning and heard a motor running.
A little odd. Went into the kitchen and found the source.
Our freezer that was left partially open all night. Terrific.
To be honest, I didn’t even tackle it. I shut the door and went to work.
Everything in the garbage. I’m not even going to list everything as it honestly makes me more than a bit ill. Suffice to say-this was not a frugal week.
HOWEVER, you can’t you can’t keep a girl down so I decided to focus on losing nothing out of my fridge fo the rest of the week.
Epic fail and a success.
Here’s a great fridge dinner inspired by Christine
and her totally wicked “My Opinion Monday’s” columns.
Complete dinner on the table in 20 minutes.
Slice three onions and sweat in a heavy pan on a moderate heat. They will get soft, golden and VERY sweet.
Six slices of really good bacon in another pan.
In yet another pan (you actually need to grow a third arm if you want to stir simultaneously), saute; 2 garlic cloves, 1 rib of celery chopped and 1/2 chopped onion in 3 T. of butter. Add in 3 cups of sliced mushrooms when the onion is soft. Sprinkle with 3 T. of flour and saute for about 30 seconds to toast the flour. Add 4 cups of chicken (or veg) stock and a tablespoon of fresh time. Salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Meanwhile…(is anyone else at an age that they have the line “back at the bat cave” running through their head?), lay out some gorgeous bread (I’m making 5 lovely sandwiches), add slices of sharp cheddar, top with your caramelised onions, bacon and another dose of cheese.
Grill in your bacon pan. Here are my justifications; 1) drain off some, not all, of the bacon fat, 2) you don’t really want to dirty yet another pan and 3) it is delcious.
Serve your soup in a nice cup with shavings of parm on the top and your guilty, pleasure sandwich. Trust me. This is dinner in 20 minutes.
Amanda @ Gluten Free Detroit Metro said:
Losing my freezer right now would make me cry. Those sammies look so good. We're wheat free so I'd change the flour to corn starch and a GF bread. Yumm.
I've made grilled cheese with gluten free bread and they've been great. Cornstarch-no problem. Maybe even tapioca flour? or potato starch.At least it was only the upstairs freezer. If is had been downstairs…I would have totally freaked.
live and learn said:
A couple of week ago our chest freezer stopped working and we didn't know it. We had a very big stinky mess. It's a sickening feeling, isn't it?
Bacon and onions make everything better.We lost everything in both our freezers last month during the power outage from the hurricane. Luckily, we saved the ice cream.
Oh no! At least you could console yourself with the icecream.