July 30, 2008

Keeping It Simple

Wow! I bet anyone visiting here for the last week was beginning to wonder what happened! Well, we have returned from a road trip to the mid-west to visit family. It was a good trip, and My Boys held up really well during the 20 hour trip. Lots of movies, games and activities - and don't forget a cooler full of sandwiches, drinks and snacks! Now that we have returned, I have an empty fridge and no time to go shopping. Which is why there isn't much to blog about. I've been using pantry staples and items from the freezer to keep us well fed.


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Keeping a well-stocked freezer is key for weeks like this. Some people may wonder why I take the time to cook up batches of marinara sauce thorughout the winter months. The main reason is so that when I want to do a quick meal of spaghetti and meatballs I don't have to use a sauce from a jar - I know exactly what's in the sauce I use. I always keep some Trader Joe's Party Size Meatballs on hand becuase the boys love them and they are the perfect size for them to eat easily. I hope to make up my own meatballs this winter so that I can have a stash in the freezer.

My posting may be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks between social commitments and trips to the shore. So, stick with me and I'll post whenever I can. I do appreciate everyone who stops by just to vist, and will do my best to respond to all comments over the next few weeks.

8 comments:

Megan said...

Enjoy life and we'll see ya when we see ya till things calm down. :)

That Girl said...

I love those meatballs! I just wish the hubs did. It's why I have to keep homemade in the freezer at all times ;-)

Patsyk said...

Thanks, Megan! Seems like summer is slipping away and there's never enough time to do everything I want to do!

that girl - they are good, and fortunately everyone here likes them. I do want to come up with my own recipe this winter... add that to my ever-so-long list of things I want to get done!

~Madeline~ said...

Yum! Comfort food at it's best. Happy travels!

Kevin said...

That looks like a tasty meal to pull together with nothing in the fridge.

Deborah said...

I'm all about simple right now!! I'm begging my husband for a big freezer for the garage so I can start freezing lots of foods, especially for when the baby comes and I won't be cooking for a few weeks!

EAT! said...

Doesn't the summer seem busier than the school year?! I rarely make any menu plans and my Bon Appetit magazine is still in the plastic wrapper. Have fun at the Shore.

Lina said...

sometimes simple is best!

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