So, we’re living poor for a couple of weeks here – poorer than usual – meaning, no grocery accoutrements – use what you’ve got. The end.
Well, I had some ground beef that needed to be browned, so that I could use a bunch of it in some spaghetti sauce later in the week.
But I have no tomato soup which is, as every midwesterner knows, the base for any sauce/chili/goulash one might want to make.
So I took the meat… an onion and garlic… a can of spiced diced tomatoes.. a can of tomato sauce… chili powder… black beans… cumin… macaroni noodles [for filler]… and….
… frozen spinach that was, thankfully, thawed.
So it was basically chili with no soup.
Goulash, or something.
Served it up with shredded cheese, sour cream, and oyster crackers.
Strangely enough, the kids loved it, the hubby loved it, and it was a warm, filling lunch on a cold day.
I need to watch for the canned goods to go on sale. I guess I need to step foot in an Aldi – a store which, by the way, scares the heck out of me. I feel like I don’t know the secret handshake or something.
But sneaking spinach into a lunch that the kids actually ate?
Not a bad day.