Thursday, July 23, 2009
Single girl on a budget and a special diet... eek!
This week is a particularly tight week for me financially. That is to say, I'm totally broke. So I'm basically cooking up whatever I have hanging around the house and I have to get creative. Last night when I got home I had a hamburger patty defrosted in the fridge, but no buns or any bread for that matter. Not even a few lettuce leaves, well actually I did have lettuce, but it was too wilted. I had to cook the burger or else it would go to waste but I didn't want to just eat a plain old burger patty! Then I had a great idea, why not turn that little burger into a single serving meat loaf?? My new favorite meatloaf recipe is from Carol Fenster's 1,000 Gluten Free Recipes so I just altered the recipe to make it fit for a single serving. Ok, so it didn't exactly turn out the same, I didn't really break down the recipe and do it exactly, but it was an easy and satisfying dinner and my burger didn't go to waste. That's a success in my book!
Coming up, I have product reviews - Bhuja snack mixes, Nature's Path cereals, Turtle Mountain Ice Cream, and Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies (that I still haven't baked yet). I'm also waiting on the arrival of a new book that I'll be reviewing - The Un-Constipated Gourmet by Danielle Svetcov - I can't wait to read this one!! Stay tuned!