After church, the football game was on...so I lost Matt as my sous chef...lol.
I set to work trying to clear out some food in the fridge. This is what I came up with.
Grilled Cold-Cut Panini
Bread (I used the last few slices of rye that we still had from the week of lunch sandwiches)
Meat (We had some BBQ Chicken cold-cuts from lunch too)
Cheese (I finished up the bags of shredded cheese - cheddar & Mozzarella)
Honey Mustard (I finished up the last of our HM salad dressing)
Onion (Thinly sliced)
Tomato (Thinly sliced)
Butter each slice of bread on one side (like a grilled cheese sandwich). On the inner side, spread on mayo and honey mustard dressing. Add cheeses, onions, tomato and meat. Place whole sandwich on hot skillet or electric griddle. Cook until bread is browned on both sides. Slice in half and serve hot!
I cooked up a pack of Chicken Ramen noodles as well! Did you know that each pack has two servings in it?! I mean, with the sodium intake level I wasn't really surprised...but still.
The drink was a fridge cleaner as well. We needed more fruit for the day because the waffles in the a.m. just didn't cut it. I always keep a bag of mixed fruit in our freezer (It contains: strawberries, blueberries, mango, peach, grapes and pineapple). I normally just throw half a bag in the blender with whatever fruit juice we have laying around...or even lemonade, but we were all out. So I used 2% milk! (Which had two days left on it!)... I added a little vanilla ice cream for sweetness...and my secret ingredient for the "addiction reaction"...a couple tablespoons of frozen pina colada mix!) Mix it all up and serve! Great source of calcium too!
There you have it... a partially empty fridge and healthy full bellies...and it only took 20 min!