Monday, January 20, 2014

Cooking Cooking Cooking

For some reason I got a lot of cooking done today even though that hadn't been on the schedule.  Hubby went to play poker today (the jackpot is now $92,000) so I stayed home (six hours of poker is five hours too long to wait for him!).  Today I made:

  • Yogurt.  Milk was $2.48 a gallon and $2.78 for a half gallon so we got the bigger milk but really can't drink that much so I made yogurt with half of it.  Yogurt is so simple to make.  Simply heat the milk to boiling in a double boiler, cool it off, add a few tablespoons of plain yogurt with live cultures in it, keep it warm for about eight hours, and you end up with very tasty yogurt.
  • Potato salad.  We had some potatoes that were getting old so I whipped up a potato salad (boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, chopped onions, chopped pickles, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper.  Simple.
  • Bread pudding.  We also had some hoagie rolls that were getting old so I tore up the rolls, added milk, egg, butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, baked it and ended up with a nice dessert for hubby.
  • Pizza for lunch.  I kind of cheated with this as it wasn't totally from scratch; I used a frozen pizza from the $1 store, added some shredded cheddar, chopped onions, and chopped tomatoes; baked it and had a yummy lunch.
  • Beef soup for hubby.  Also super simple.  I just boil beef bones that have a little meat on them, add onions, salt, pepper, and vegetables, serve with fish sauce and lime and "ta da" he has "nilaga" a Filipino soup.

Daily Update
  • Walk: 2 miles (I should have done an 8 miles walk today but was too lazy.  938 miles to go)
  • No spend: $14.37 ($3 at the $1 store for a loaf of bread, a frozen pizza, and a jar of jam; $2 for a hot dog for hubby at the casino; and $9.37 at the grocery store for a gallon of milk, 18 eggs, a small yogurt, a banana, a bundle of Swiss chard, and a box of Junior Mints)
  • Update this blog: yep
  • Update client's blog: yep
  • Photo: yep
  • Genealogy: a little (it's fairly simple to take a family sheet and start adding info from FamilySearch and Google; this is a slow and steady way to get a lot of research done!)
  • Writing: about a half hour (I was uninspired today)

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