This weekend I...
+ Used what I had.
I'll often wait until I'm starving to eat, then look into the fridge and fail to see the potential meals in the ingredients that I already have. This can lead to wasting food or money, so I'm trying to use what I already have in more ways by being a little creative. Over the weekend I had a huge chunk of mozzarella cheese, a ton of cherry tomatoes, and some yummy basil that needed to be eaten ASAP. With a little forethought and spacing, this turned into 2 delicious meals that didn't cost a dime and only used what was already in my kitchen.
1- On Friday afternoon I made some gluten-free pasta from my pantry. I added mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and tossed in some extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt to create a simple yet truly tasty caprese pasta salad.
2- Yesterday for an afternoon snack, I put the remaining tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil onto toothpicks and my husband and I ate them on their own. They were so fresh and delicious and with a day and a half in between the two meals, I was totally into eating the same ingredients in a new way. This second snack was also a hit when my in-laws were visiting and wanted a light tasty treat. You can add a little balsamic vinegar to them too if you want.