|Meatballs alla Parmigiana ready to finish in the oven|
Because the meatballs alla parmigiana only calls for 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef, that means I had a 1/2 pound to not waste. (We buy our beef once a year from a local farmer, and the ground beef comes in 1 pound packages.) So, I used the left over half pound and made two of the pumpkin marsala meatloaf in a mug from this link. which I can have for my lunches later this week. Waste not #3.
Then, because I opened pumpkin to make the meatloaf, I had pumpkin left over. I searched around my Pinterest page and found two minute pumpkin pie. I have made this before and it is delicious... as are all the recipes posted here today. I didn't make the crust -- the recipe says you can do it either way. I also tripled the recipe so I could have a few of these and use up the pumpkin. I will share if someone wants one, or I will just eat them with lunch or supper later this week. Waste not #4!
So for the price of some meat, onions, crushed tomatoes, some spices, and a can of pumpkin, I have dinner for the family tonight, and lots leftover for lunches, more suppers, or just to freeze! I am not going to kid you about this either... It doesn't always work out this way. But it did today, so thought I'd share these recipes with you too!
What are you eating today? Whatever it is, Keep it Clean