Oh my I am sorry I am posting this out of order, but I wanted to go ahead and post my garage sale finds before “thrifty thursday” and something came up that means I need to plan meals a little sooner this week!
First off my garage sale finds included a simple knit skirt I can’t wait to alter, a bag of buttons, 2 CDs (one is called THE BEST dance album in THE WORLD… ever!) and a Heart record. All in all we spent $5.
This is the skirt with a sweater someone left at work for 2 months so I claimed. The sweater is soo comfy and the sleeves are long enough for me (which I am obviously demonstrating by pulling them up to my elbows in the pic, real smart). The only weird thing is that it is embroidered with SBS. If you’re wondering what I’m planning to do with the skirt all you have to do is look at the cover of this book. Sorry for the godzilla-stomping-on-japanese-village pose I’ve got goin’ there. I was having trouble doing the self-taken photo thing because my dogs were outside driving me NUTS.
These are the buttons.
Second is the “Emergency Meal Plan!” I just volunteered to cover my coworker tomorrow who is stuck in NYC (poor her!! :-P) So my schedule will be working til late 3 of the next 4 days, and on the other day I still will be working til 5-ish. Don’t feel bad because I really don’t have to go in early at all, but it is hard to get anything done before work sometimes — especially since I’ve been riding the bus lately (go me!).
My goal is to make it the rest of the week without eating out, and only using what we have on hand (i.e. not stopping at Kroger for refried beans in a can and spanish rice in a box). I feel very inspired by this as Katie, my bloggy partner in tightwaddery would always do things like this. (Yes, she stopped blogging ) Tonight I am making pizza, so I will try to make twice as much as usual for 2 nights of meals/2 days of lunches. I also am planning the lentil patties on Thursday dinner + Friday lunch, as I’ll have a little more time for prep. Wednesday night I think I’ll make some nontomatoey pasta. This might sound weird but we eat plenty of tomatoey pasta, plus after 2 nights of pizza, I’m sure we’ll be ready for something else. Probably macaroni and nutritional yeast, with some fresh broccoli. That sounds DELICIOUS actually! Especially with some yum yum crumbs! On Friday night I’m going to make stir fry with lots of cabbage! I love stir fry with tofu and cabbage but try to only make it on the weekend since my husband has to stand in front of 100 teenagers all day and can’t be expected to hold in the amount of gas cabbage delivers. I will make it with the maple mustard stir fry sauce from The Short Cut Vegetarian by Lorna Sass (a book that is made for folks who don’t get home til late late) and white rice. Yumyumyumyumyumyumyum. I also love Emmy’s cabbage and bean curd recipe, it is so good!
Alright! I was worried I’d have to spend the rest of the day cooking. Looks like I’m pretty much set until I need to start the pizza dough (around 3:30). I think I’ll toodle down to the thrift stores for a gander, then do some organizing of the craft room.