Fresh Zucchini? The Evil Eye and No Cheating - Day 19

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(Freezing Black Olives (What Else Do You Do with a Gallon of Them?))

Lunch - Pizza with Olives, Onions, and Italian Sausage

Lunch - Pizza with Olives, Onions, and Italian Sausage

The grocery store had zucchini squash on sale today. Bags of it for only 99 cents. I wanted to get some. I have canned green chiles, onions, and cheese. All of the makings for a fried zucchini dish that I really like -- except the zucchini. I would have caved. Bob gave me the evil eye and reminded me that we said, "No cheating!" during this month of grocery shopping. So we bought milk and treats for the dog...and left that squash for some other lucky bargain shopper.

Breakfast: Brownies and milk, Italian sausage and toast, dates, cranberry grapefruit juice, and coffee. Breakfast was more like a series of snacks today. I woke up early. Bed slept in and missed the first pot of coffee.

Lunch: Frozen pizza and milk. It started out as a cheese pizza. Bob topped it with sliced black olives, slivered onions, and the last of the Italian sausage.

Snacks: Mozzarella cheese sticks, popcorn, and hot tea.

Note on black olives: You may notice we have sliced black olives fairly often. That's because we bought a number 10 can of them (what I call a "gallon" can) when they were in the marked-down bin. And, yes, black olives are just fine when they come out of the freezer. I thought it would be a good time to see if they get mushy or what happens when they thaw. They stay perfect. I ladled them into Tupperware containers, added enough liquid from the can to cover them, and froze them. I wasn't sure how long they would last in the refrigerator, so thought I might as well experiment with freezing them.

Let's see what we come up with tomorrow. (Not sure what we're having, but it won't be fresh zucchini!)

~Coleen

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