Monday, August 6, 2012

Swooshy Skirt

Star Necklace - gift from Beth
Tee - 4ever young
Skirt - Edme and Esyllte
Sandals - Eurosofft

Yaay! I finally got this skirt fixed. The elastic had broken in it, but otherwise it's a great skirt. Just a simple seam hole, pull up and secure the elastic and bam! fixed. It was super grey out today, and despite all the rain over the weekend, it's still hot. Now it's just hot and humid. Gross.

Another therapy day. I feel like I got some frustrations out. Feels good to get out of my own head once in awhile. I decided to do the next best form of therapy as well - cook!

Tonight I'm making stuffed shells. I had some feta leftover, some cream cheese, and cottage cheese, blended all three up with some leftover broccoli, bellpepper and spinach in the food processor. Add one egg to the mix. Then put the mix in a ziploc bag. Cut off the corner and you have an impromptu piping bag to fill the shells. I also used some of the leftover beef in the fridge to add to the sauce. The best part is you can freeze the shells (minus sauce) for future meals. A good way to cook once and have multiple meals.

I hate letting leftovers go bad, but sometimes that little dab of this or that can be jazzed up with stuff you already have to make a delicious dinner. A prime example - leftover pork chops and rice can easily become pork fried rice with the addition of some frozen veggies, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a couple of eggs. Yum!

What are you eating today?

21 comments:

  1. Your dinner sounds incredible. I'll be right over. ;)

    I'm glad you fixed the skirt, it's really pretty! Love it with the striped top (and that lovely necklace, hee).

    We're just having a leftover night, not too exciting, but I think we'll be grilling some more corn tomorrow! Love that it is in season right now! Over the weekend we had fantastic BBQ as well. Mmm, food.

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  2. Yoga is the best therapy for me :)

    I love your combination today - lovely and flattering.

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  3. Okay, when I finally move out of my parents' house and I have a place for just my daughter and me, I need you to come teach me how to cook. I can do spaghetti. I've done calzones. That's about it. Well, except for corn casserole and muffins but those don't count.

    I adore that skirt and it's perfect with the slim fitting top! You look fabulous!

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  4. I'm ashamed to tell you this Megan, but . . . I don't eat leftovers. Ever. They freak me out. I don't know why but I have always been that way. Your stuffed shells sound delicious nonetheless though.

    I love your skirt and I am so glad that you fixed it. It is a great color and shape.

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    1. That's a shame because some of my best meals are made of leftovers. Shepard's pie, meat pasties, fried rice (using cold pre-cooked rice is the only way to make it right), chicken noodle soup using up leftover roast chicken! I couldn't imagine meals without leftovers. I once decided to make meat pasties from scratch and it took me over two hours because I had to cook everything before assembling the pies and then cooking THEM. Plus think of all the food that gets better with time like chili or soup.

      Jon's parents are kind of anti-leftover though. I rarely just reheat things, but try to re-use things like simply cooked meat, steamed vegetables or plain rice to make new meals. I understand where the squick comes from, but as a po' girl who was raised po' I had to learn how to make things tasty without spending extra money.

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    2. I should also mention, I'm extremely cautious about how old leftovers are before using them. Anything I make is usually made for lunch or early dinner out of the previous night's food. Call it one part frugality, one part lazy, another part hungry girl.

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    3. I like the striped top! Work was exhausting today, so I'll probably be lazy and have soup for dinner.

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  5. Mmmm! Stuffed shells sound incredibly yummy - you just made me hungry! Cooking is always a great way to relax and comfort food always helps too. Glad that you got this skirt fixed up. The color is so pretty and I love it with the stripes!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  6. Such a sweet outfit, and yum, please come to my house and make me dinner!

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  7. I was not even hungry till I read your post -- stuffed shells sound perfect right now : > I love a full, swooshy skirt like this one - so pretty.

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  8. I love stuffed shells. Totally worth the effort.
    Love your Swooshy skirt. And love the word swooshy. It reminds me of that one funny actress, her name is Swoozy Kurtz.

    Happy week to you!

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  9. That striped top is one of my fave of your tops. Even tho' it sez 4ever young, I think it would look good on old broads, too. I smell an eBay foray coming...

    Your shells sound delicious. I'm fine with you mailing me the leftovers.

    My neighbor invited KeeCee and me over for spinach lasagna and peach cobbler. And she sent most of it home with us. The problem of what to eat tomorrow night has been solved, and I can worry about more important things like who the hell made those boots Gwen Stacy wears in The Amazing Spiderman. I'm afraid they're Louboutin, and The Teen is pro'bly tired of me endlessly wondering out loud why a high school kid would have Loubie boots, so I thought I'd bother you instead. I feel like you get me :P

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  10. I love this! The fit of the top is perfect with that skirt. And I love the color.

    Come cook dinner at my house! It's sounds so delish!

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  11. It's a good thing Lynne and I aren't the same size, because I'm going to stalk eBay for that stripey top, too. I love the perfect proportions of black to white, and the cut is divine.

    I made one of our favorite dinners tonight: Pasta e Fagioli soup in the crockpot. Except mine always comes out too thick to be soup, more like stew. We have a really small crockpot so that it can sit in our teensy RV sink while we drive and catch any spillage. Filling the pot to the top usually nets us four servings, 2 full dinners for the 2 of us. Slow cooked foods often taste better the second time around, yum!

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  12. Okay I am confused. Is the egg in the stuffed shells raw? Do you cook the shells after stuffing them? Sorry I have never made stuffed shells so I have no clue but everything sounds delicious! yum.

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    1. Yes the egg is raw. The shells need to be partially boiled and drained. Then fill, Then bake at 350 for 30 minutes to an hour based on how big of a pan you make. I made a loaf pan sized batch and cooked for about 45 minutes.

      The pioneer woman has a great recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/10/three-cheese-stuffed-shells-with-meaty-tomato-sauce/

      Mine was mostly haphazard based off what I had laying around.

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  13. SAve me a seat!! YUM!!! We are having steak with mushroom sauce. I am blessed that my FIL raises organic Angus Beef so we always have good stuff in the freezer!!
    Love the outfit. I love the combo of teal, black and white!

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  14. I love that skirt & top and love them paired together. The star necklace stands out, also. =)

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  15. I think we're having breakfast for dinner tonight. We always have that at least once a week and I'm feeling like it's a breakfast sort of day. =) Although your pork fried rice sounds so much better! lol

    I love that skirt!!

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  16. The striped top looks so good on you. Every time I see a star, I think of you!
    We are bad about not eating left overs. The good thing is that the dogs often get them. I know some folks say you should not feed them anything except commercial dog food. I think they had to eat whatever they could long before commercial dog food was available. So, why not give them healthy leftovers?

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  17. Ditto Debbi - those stripes draw your eye in, in such a clever way.

    I'm having chinese takeaway tonight, very lazy. A treat for doing a whirlwind of chores all last night. I have saved some rice for Mr Squirrel & will encourage him to make egg fried rice when he gets in.

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