Nothing goes to waste in this house. Especially when it comes to food.
I had a bag of red new potatoes left over from Christmas. I chopped, boiled and par-mashed the potatoes, complete with their skins and blended them with sautéed garlic and olive oil. Served them alongside some slices of oven-roasted turkey breast, complete with gravy and home-made cranberry sauce (I had a bag of cranberries sitting in the freezer since Thanksgiving).
I had about 9 apples, again…….left over from the holiday, uneaten and going bad. Hubby peeled and diced them. I slowly cooked the apples in some sugar & cinnamon. The tasty result was applesauce which was the perfect accompaniment to my cast-iron, pan-seared pork cutlets. Sides were whole wheat cous cous and canned, candied sweet potatoes.
All our meals are served with a side mixed green salad and a home-made vinaigrette dressing. We used to eat our salad before the meal. Now, as do the French, we have our salad after the meal. It seems to work out much better this way. Later on in the evening, DH and I will have a cup of decaf tea. I’ll boil a large teapot of water and by brewing for 5 to 6 minutes, I only need/use one tea bag.