I put the rest of the turkey and dressing in the freezer this morning. We have had our fill of it and I really don't want to eat anything in the poultry family just now. We were at a restaurant yesterday and when we walked in the door I said to Joe, "Guess what the special is today? Turkey dinner with all the trimmings." Groan. We had a veggie stir fry with just water to drink. I ate about half of mine and brought the rest home to reheat (which I never seem to do.)
Margie http://margie-miller.blogspot.com/2010/12/busy-wednesday.html suggested that I put my menus down for each day. I think that I will just do the main meal. We have a freezer full of meat, so I have to use that. I used Italian sausage today. I cooked two links in one fry pan and put a red and yellow pepper in another pan along with a red onion. I cooked these in a small amt. of olive oil until tender. Then I cut up the sausage and put the veggies in. I added a half can of chopped tomatoes and some black beans. I used several herbs...Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. No salt... Then I started a pot of water boiling and cooked some orzo. When it was done...I added a pat of butter and pepper and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. I piled it on a dinner plate with the sausage mixture around it. Italian green beans, a green salad and a glass of red wine. This was quite a change for my "meat and potatoes man" We both liked it, We had half of it left over and when I did the cleaning up...I found that we had only eaten 1 of the sausages. I told him, "My job is done. Whatever we put in our mouths the rest of the day is our own doing." I went to the store this morning and bought fresh pears, apples, and oranges. We started this cutting down before the holidays. I thought that we would have this in our minds when we are tempted to eat (or bake) too many cookies, pies, and those heavy meals.