Saturday, July 21, 2007

Late night blogging: Let's talk Pasta Sauce & Pork

It's almost the end of the month and my supplies are dwindling. I've been craving a good pasta with sauce lately, and watched a show where someone sauteed their veggies and then stuck them in a blender to create a sauce to hide the veggies from her kids. In the end the kids LOVED it. Now that is what I'm talking about. Except I want to roast my veggies. I'm thinking I'll use my last green bell peppers, onion (maybe just a half), and a few cloves of garlic. Unfortunately I do not have fresh tomatoes on hand (when do I ever? Haha!), so I think I'll just use one of my cans of crushed tomatoes and puree that as well. It's just a thought. And I'm thinking it may be a meatless meal as well. I'll try it without the meat.

We've been doing pretty good about conserving meat this month and not eating a lot of red meat (except for the fourth of july when we had burgers). My husband is crying for some steak, but I'm thinking maybe this is something we should continue. Eating only ground turkey, turkey meat and chicken breasts (boneless, skinless). Another thing I will limiting in our diet is pork. My daughter just watched Charlotte's Web and took a stand against pork.

"You're eating his family!" she yelled at me.

I was confused and said, "What are you talking about?"

"You buy bacon Mom! I won't eat it. I won't eat sausage, or pork chops anymore. Nothing with pork in it!" (Said defiantly, mind you!)

Trying to stifle a chuckle thinking it was cute, I composed myself and said, "You don't have to, but I don't think your father will give up his pork."

"That's okay- I just won't eat it then."

Maybe I'll join her. No, not we're not going vegan or vegetarian anytime soon so please don't get your hopes up. Merely trying to eat more healthy and lean cuts of meat. I must admit that sometimes I get icked out by pork, thinking of where it came from...but I do like it (yeah, how silly does that sound?). There's always turkey bacon. Or Morningstar Farms Veggie Sausage, which is pretty good, but if I tried to buy it my husband would notice the difference and throw a tantrum. Not gonna work. Truthfully speaking though, we do not eat a lot of bacon or sausage. I usually buy bacon once every 3-6 months in bulk at Costco (comes with 4 packages) and it'll last a good 2-3 months. Sausage? Haven't bought it in about a year and a half now (at least breakfast sausage).

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At 6:09 AM, Blogger wheresmymind said...

Should go for lean sirloin...not that bad for ya

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

We were going with that for a while, but I dunno. I kinda like ground turkey and I'm not having the lingering problems with my stomach like I used to with ground beef! It's a win-win situation. However, if I do want some ground beef, we go to the beef company here in town that has the ground lean sirloin- the BEST.


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