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 chicken sausage are already cooked (this always confuses me for some reason) so that was easy.
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....
Made 2 plates for dinner (Hubby wasn't home yet so I put his in this handy little rubbermaid container.
And it is so very yummy!
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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