Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Tonight's dinner was all planned -- beef stroganoff, a mixture of fried squash, eggplant, and zucchini, homemade macaroni and cheese.

What did we end up having? Popcorn chicken, grapes and apples, and the homemade macaroni and cheese.

I was making the "poor man's" stroganoff, with ground turkey instead of beef strips. The turkey came from the freezer (and it had only been in there about a month!), but after I'd cooked it, it didn't smell like I thought it should. Not bad, really, but not the way it usually smells. So I decided the stroganoff was out. I couldn't make it with questionable turkey.

I was really jazzed about the fried squash, eggplant, and zucchini. Oh, yum; oh, yum! I had sliced everything on Monday morning and made half of it on Monday night. Today when I got out the dish with the slices, I found that some of the eggplant had fuzzy spots. Only the eggplant, and there were only a few spots, but again, I wasn't making questionable veggies. And all of it was in the same dish, so I had to throw all of it away.

I am sorta, kinda working on a Pantry Challenge at the moment, so the squash, etc. were the only veggies in the crisper.

At least I had untainted ingredients for the macaroni and cheese.


Randi said...

Questionable turkey and veggies are no way to start a meal! ;)

It sounds like things turned out fine!

PEZmama said...

Sorry that dinner didn't work out. The squash/eggplant/zucchini sounds like it would have been really good... I usually just cut off the moldy part and go on with everything as planned, but I've never had the situation with sliced veggies being on contact with each other when moldy. So, there you go. I have said absolutely nothing worthwhile yet I seem to have typed quite a bit!