1st Day of Summer Vacation: Taking Immediate Action!


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On my first official day of my summer vacation, I decided to begin taking back control over my home.  First stop - the refrigerator.  When I was finished, this is what remained:


I know you're wondering how is it possible to find something to eat in all this nothingness.  I was wondering the same, but as I refused to leave my home today for the first time in a long while, I asked myself, "How does Mom do it?"  She's the queen of taking air and turning it into a hearty meal.  Now it was time to see if I had inherited any of that gene.

I looked at all I had, checked out the pantry, and I realized what I must do.  First, it was going to be a meatless meal unless I ate one of those two remaining sausages.  Nope, meatless it is.  Here is what I devised:

Puerto Rican Beans & Rice:

Cucumbers:


Horchata:

To top off this meal, I aimed to make some tostones (fried plantains), but unfortunately, my plantain wasn't ripe enough.  I could have boiled it in the skin for a few minutes, but I had already peeled it when I realized.  Next time, right?


So, here is the completed meal:



Buen Provecho!

* This was lunch.  Now the question is, what am I going to do for dinner

All of the recipes for these dishes can be found here on my other blog.  Soon enough, there will be just one blog.  hint hint

5 comments:

  1. Que sabrosa se ve toda la comida! I have the same tostonera....my mouth is watering. Buen provecho!

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  2. Love those light and easy meals! ONE of my favorite kinds. :)

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  3. I love it, easy meals, why do you have beans in your refrigerator?

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  4. @ Gwen: The beans were in the pantry. :-)

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  5. Hello Libby,

    Good job! Making due has it's benefits. It's also a great feeling knowing that you've been able to budget somewhat. Well, I personally have that feeling that is.

    As for dinner? Maybe call your Mom(smile).

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