Tupperware, Tupperware, Everywhere - Day 9

Frugal Foods
(Yes, You Can Freeze Canned Tomato Soup)

Breakfast - A Mix from the Fridge

Breakfast - A Mix from the Fridge

Breakfast - A Mix from the Fridge Lunch - - Ham Sandwiches and Tomato Gumbo Soup

Where'd all these Tupperware containers come from, anyway? Ah, yes, the fridge and freezer. While I can't really see much empty space in either the refrigerator or the freezer, the Tupperware tub is bulging. That's a sure sign that we are making progress on this no grocery shopping for a month while we eat what foods we have on hand challenge.

Today's breakfast: Eggs, cottage cheese, (but not scrambled together!), fried potatoes, black beans, grapefruit sections, cinnamon raisin bagels, milk, and coffee.

It was a good morning to use up some bits and pieces from the refrigerator. That's the last of that carton of cottage cheese, though there's still an unopened carton to eat. There were more potatoes left than I thought, so we didn't finish those.

Today's lunch: Homemade tomato gumbo, ham sandwiches on whole grain bread, and dried cherries.

I like soup. Soups, stews, chowders, gumbos.... A hot bowl of soup is comfort food. It's also a good way to use up small amounts of miscellaneous foods.

A couple weeks back, I made a pot of Cajun-inspired gumbo. It had smoked sausage, ham, and turkey, as well as the Holy Trinity of Cajun cooking (onion, celery, and bell pepper), tomatoes and okra. There was some left that I pulled out of the freezer for lunch today. But not enough for two servings.

Another container in the freezer held part of a can of tomato soup. I don't recall why I used half a can of condensed cream-of-tomato soup in the first place. But, there it was.

So, today's gumbo was the leftover gumbo, with the extra tomato soup added to it. Made just the right amount. Tasted very good.

Snacks: Honey buns, peanut butter, and raisins.

Let's see what we come up with tomorrow.

~Coleen



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