Pandemic cooking – stretching few ingredients into a family meal

Yesterday I taught my 12 year old how to make a full meal for a family of 4 with a frugal ingredients list.

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The Monkey Bread saga – part 1

“Let’s make Monkey Bread,” she said.

“I wanna bake,” she said.

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More creativity out of the pandemic kitchen

Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures. My phone obviously needs its eye cleaned…

I don’t have much fresh stuff in the house anymore (it’s been 7 days we’ve been staying home) and I feel too uninspired to venture out so I created a new salad with what I still have on hand.

Clearly, I’m not social distancing from my fridge as per my previous post… (ha).

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School lunch hiatus

I haven’t packed a school lunch in…days!

Rejoice! 😀

I have however made supper every day. Boo.

Wanna know what I cooked yesterday?

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How to cook the food you hoarded

Q1: What does one cook for a family who is partially bored of staying in and socially distanced from their friends?

A1: I have some ideas…stay tuned. (It’s only been a few days here in Toronto, but it’s been much longer in other places and the internet educates us with their plight, creativity and humour.)

Q2: Who fights off boredom with incessant snacking and questions about what’s there to eat?

A2: Teenagers. They’re a hungry bunch. Bored teenagers are even hungrier. (And we’re only on day 3 of the social isolation…)

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Stretching meat to save money and boost flavour

I stretch meat when I can, since I’m feeding meat eaters here…But I do it for two reasons: get more meat for our hard-earned buck, and to boost flavour and nutrition.

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