Well, it is mine and my friend Heather's as well. She has MS (and a spokesperson for Chronic Disease Fund), and is currently in a wheelchair which makes cooking very tiring and overwhelming; but her spunky and loveable nature have not been touched by this awful immune system attacker at all. LOVE HER!
Well, it was an honor to be asked again to help her put together a dinner menu using ONLY what she has in her pantry and fridge. It has to last a while and has to be varied enough for her picky son, Chase.
The last time we did this, she only had a 3-lb roaster chicken and whatever she had lying around. Well, I know I can meet this challenge since I did it before, but at her place...
We made 19 meals! Yes, 19! Including chicken noodle soup and fried rice!
Today, I brought some stuff for her to have on hand, and--
Today, we wanted her to focus on nutrition so in under 6 hours, we made...
Power Smoothie- no ice, no sugar (4 servings)
Berry Sorbet- frozen fruits, no sugar (3 servings)
Roast Beef with veggies (6-8 servings)
Beef Stew a la CAM (4-6 servings)
Creamy Potato Soup with Ham (4-6 servings)
Health-ier Meatloaf (ground beef & breakfast sausage) (4-6 servings)
Spaghetti Sauce (6-8 servings)
Baked Tilapia with Lime Butter Sauce (4 servings)
Green Beans & Tomatoes (3-4 servings)
We PLANNED the cooking day (not the menu), RAIDED her pantry, ASSEMBLED each meal according to cook time, YAMMERED happily about life and nutrition while we cooked, and SUCCESSFULLY made meals big enough to feed 3-4 people though there's only her and her son!
My angle, make meat the side dish, not the main item. You focus on the nutritious sides, and meat suddenly just becomes the flavoring!/
1 C frozen blackberries
1/4 C POM Pomegranate blueberry juice
1/4 C frozen pineapples
1/2 fresh orange juice
1/4 fresh lime
Put all the frozen fruits at the bottom
Add the other ingredients and blend.
Put in a freezable lidded container and mix every 15 minutes to "fluff" the sorbet to keep it from freezing solid.
Til next time!