What I Ate This Week | Making ingredients go further.

Every week when I plan my meals, I use my handy-dandy list of how long different fruits and vegetables last to decide which days to make each recipe. But that’s not all I do! I also try to find recipes that use a lot of the same ingredients so I don’t have to buy as many things at the grocery store (or worry about leftover veggies in the fridge). This week, I used carrots, red potatoes, and Swiss cheese in two meals, sausage in three meals, and onions in just about every meal. Normally I’m pretty good at planning things out this way, but I think this week was one of my best. So yay me. I give myself a gold star.

Here’s what I ate this week!

Savory Baked Apples & Kale Saute Savory Baked Apples + Sauteed Kale & Onions // Make this now! These apples are stuffed with brown rice, sausage, dried cranberries, carrots, walnuts, onions, Swiss cheese–um, there’s probably more, but I’m too lazy to type it all out. Although these are called Savory Baked Apples, they were really the perfect combination of sweet and savory. On the side, I did a quick saute of kale from the garden and onions.

Sausage Mushroom & Potato Gratin Sausage, Mushroom, and Potato Gratin // I used Field Roast in place of the turkey sausage. Oh, my beloved Field Roast! My husband and I loved this casserole. It was really hearty and filling.

Veggie Burger, Sweet Potato Fries & Cranberry Chipotle Ketchup Veggie Burger + Sweet Potato Fries + Cranberry Chipotle Ketchup // I made my own ketchup this week and it was fantastic. I’m going to post the recipe next week, so get excited! (You’re excited, right?)

Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup Leftovers Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup // This is what I had for lunch all week long. I doubled the recipe and froze it in individual containers–this works super well except for the amount of space it takes in the freezer.

Aged Cheddar & Honeycrisp Apple Honeycrisp Apples + 5 Year Aged Cheddar // I’m obsessed with aged cheddar. I love how it crumbles when you cut it and I love putting it on slices of apples and pears. I have an ounce of cheese with an apple as a snack in the afternoon and it keeps me satisfied until dinnertime.

Kiersten Frase

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Comments

  1. says

    Yes, I AM excited for the ketchup recipe! It looks almost like cranberry sauce. I’ve only had it homemade a couple times but it is ahMAZing!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Ha! Yeah, the 10 year stuff is my favorite, but I’ve never bought it–only sampled it in stores. :) I buy the 2 year, which isn’t too expensive, but I still go through every block of cheese in the store to find the lowest price. I’m sure everyone thinks I’m crazy.

  2. says

    Hi Ohkeeka, wow – your meals this week has been so well balanced, healthy, and delicious looking! I especially liked the Savory Baked Apples and how you paired it with sauteed kale and onions. What a nice meal! I would have loved to pull out a chair and join you for that meal! =) And that baked apple dish is something I gotta try. It looks delicious!!

  3. says

    Girl, I love visiting you site! You always have such yummy and interesting food! I’ve never seen savory stuffed apples before. That sounds so good! And I love apples and cheddar too, though I’ve never tried aged cheddar. I’m not sure if that would be my thing or not, but I’m willing to try it…I think. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I never tried it until we moved to Wisconsin & this store down the block from us sold 2, 5, and 10 year aged cheddar–they’d have it to sample everyday and so whenever I went, I would have a little. My husband thinks it’s gross, but I love it!

  4. says

    How is this the first time I’m finding your spoilage list?!?! That’s awesome! If this list of meals is anything like next week, I’ll be over Monday through Sunday for dinner. :) I really want to try the baked apples!!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Ha! I’m planning another ambitious week next week, but I have a feeling I’m going to regret it. :) You should definitely try the baked apples, or some variation of them. I was thinking they’d be really good with cheddar cheese too…

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I’m trying! I’m down a little over 6 pounds now, but it’s going to be hard with Christmas & then New Year’s. And then my birthday in January–those three things so close together always mess me up healthy eating-wise. :(

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