If you all are like me, you're probably running low on grocery budget and supplies. Now, normally we'd eat out until I have time to head to the grocery store.
But this month, to mix things up a bit, I've challenged myself to work with the food that's remaining in my pantry. I call it Food Hacking.
It's harder than you might expect, making use of the strange bits and bobs that somehow collect in the fridge. However, The Boy and The Niece haven't revolted yet, so I suppose we've done alright. Hey - The Niece even came up with a Food Hack of her own!
- Leftover marinara from Roasted Veg and Lentil Bake + Leftover chicken, grilled and cut into strips + red pepper flakes + 1/4 c. leftover Parmesan cheese = spicy chicken pasta
- Leftover cooked turkey breast from Chipotle Turkey Soup + cilantro + adobo chili powder + mayo + chopped avocado = Tex-Mex chicken salad
- Extra flank steak + grill seasoning (gift) + cheddar cheese + homemade salsa = quesadillas
- Leftover chicken breasts + 1/2 jar Nando's Peri-Peri (fridge find) + cornbread + freezer veggies = spicy grilled chicken and veggies.
- And The Niece's Hack - rice krispies + chocolate chips + powdered sugar + peanut butter = modified Muddie Buddies (aka Puppy Chow)