What are my new years resolutions? I would like to tighten up this jelly belly of mine. Yea, I am much thinner now, but not tighter. There is where I would like to go next. I would like to clean up my financial act this year too. I have a few financial goals planned for myself. Every year I set out this same financial goals and fail miserably at them. THIS is were I would like to place my passion this year and I have a few fail safe's set in place to assure I reach these goals.
So I did not follow my meal plan last week AT ALL... LOL. First for Christmas I made a Ham at Brunch and a Turkey at Dinner. I ended up not having as many guests as I anticipated so the leftovers were abundant. It was necessary for me to re-purpose these leftovers into new meals. So, with that in mind, the next day I decided on Pub Style Ham, Potato and Cabbage with the leftover ham and hambone. I had MORE than my share of sides so I combined gravy, dark turkey meat bits and veggies and topped with the leftover mashed potatoes and made a leftover style Shepherds Pie. Still with a leftover turkey breast I sliced it thin and used more of that gravy (is it only me or does everybody get so much gravy from one turkey?) and served it over top of a slice of fresh baked Honey Oat Bread. What is next after all these leftover dishes? Leftover Turkey Chili of course!!! I used some pantry canned goods along with some of those turkey bits and voila an incredible meal. Next instead of soup my children asked for Turkey and dumplings. Following the linked recipe, I boiled the turkey bones and made the stock. Once the stock chilled overnight I dumped in all the remaining turkey. Don't you just LOVE repurposed leftovers? I only spent money on the first meal, the rest was free! :-)
Now onto our New Years menu plan.....
Monday (New Year's Eve)
New York Strip Steaks, Broccoli, Mushrooms
Tuesday (New Year's Day)
Roast Pork, Sauerkraut, Cauliflower Puree, Green Beans
|Photo and Recipe are from Paleo Parents|
Grilled Tri Tip Steak, Asparagus
Meatloaf (minus the sugary topping), Cauliflower Puree, Spinach
Almond and parmesan encrusted pork chops