One of the key things about being frugal is the ability to improvise.
Well, sort of …
I planned on making a little veggie and chicken stir fry … I had some chicken that I was thawing and was going to use up some of the frozen veggies from the mammoth bag taking valuable space up in the freezer …
But I ALSO had some chicken and gouda sausages that I took out a few days ago … (didn’t happen, didn’t cook anything last week, not ONCE)
And mushrooms I picked up on Friday to do shrimp skewers (see comment above, didn’t happen).
And a red pepper that was bought to do the oriental cabbage salad thingy … it’s starting to go squishy in areas (again, see above, DID NOT HAPPEN).
AND the rest of a LARGE onion (I only needed a little bit for the Chicago Dogs) that was seeping fumes into the fridge through it’s plastic bag …
Ahhh…what the heck, lets just fire up the grill and cook it ALL.
Yes, I knew it was 8pm on a Monday night.
Put chicken breast in the shoe box and drizzle olive oil and season salt.
Slice up the peppers, onions and shrooms, toss in a bowl with a light coating of oil and season salt.
The veggies went in the grill skillet on the grill first. They take a little longer to get the nice charred color I like, not to be mistaken for BURNT as Hubby is known to do …
Then the chicken and then the sausage.
Next thing you know, I had a plate full of meat and a bowl of veggies….
The rest? Well it got divided up for lunches the rest of the week. Hubby will be thrilled for something besides salad 5 days straight!
Yup, improvising IS frugal … and sure is nice to keep things from going to waste …
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