Saturday, July 15, 2006

I have work to do, but I'm not doing it!

I must get in cooking mode again... it's really really hot and humid (at least for New Hampshire) and right now we don't have A/C downstairs.. I wonder when my husband will install it? We have been eating sandiwches and dips and smoothies and salads.. It's supposed to be hot for the next week or so, and I have lots of food that needs to be prepped.
I need to make a menu so I can use the huge amount of food in my fridge.

To do list:
  1. Clean the fridge
  2. Wash and prep all greens and cilatnro/parsely for storage
  3. Make Spinach Artichoke dip
  4. Make soy and seitan "turkey" (I'm actually thinking about setting my crockpot outside and letting it cook there)
  5. Make a big pot of brown rice
  6. Make salad dressing
  7. Make tofu salad
  8. Make chickpea salad
  9. Make cashew cheese
  10. Cut up huge watermelon
  11. Make more soymilk
  12. Cook a pot of lentils
  13. Cook a pot of garbonzo beans
  14. Grind chickpeas into flour
  15. Make 7 layer mexican type dip
  16. Make hummus and tabouli
  17. Grill Crostini Croutons
  18. Sprout mung beans, alfalfa, mustard seeds, adzukin beans and broccoli seeds
  19. Make tahini
  20. Make essiac tea and DRINK IT
  21. Make sausage patttes
  22. Make veggie burgers
  23. Make Salsa

OK... so that's a lot and obviously it won't get done in one day.. but I'd like to have it done by Wednesday.. The most important thing is to clean the fridge and prep the greens before they get funky. I have huge bunches of kale, romaine, green leaf lettuce, parsely and cilantro. I'd like to hold off any grocery shopping for the family until Friday, which will be do-able.. My oldest son is going to NY to visit his friend for 10 days on Tuesday, so I will send a bunch of packaged type food with him. (I'm sure they have no idea what to feed him, they are big time junk food and meat eaters) I'm thinking that refried beans, tortillas, salsa, vegetarian baked beans, annie's mac and cheese, canned chickpeas, tofu, veggie hot dogs, cheese and avocados, fruit and hopefully they will provide veggies for him.. oh.. he also loved the Big Soup cups... so I'll send those as well.


  1. good luck with your list! That's a lot of work!

  2. Melody, your energy amazes me. As long as you enjoy it, go nuts!

  3. Wow, so much to do! Your son sounds like he'll be well-fed thanks to YOU!!

  4. Oh, I'm so jealous of all the wonderful greens you have in your fridge at the moment!

  5. I am a big fan of lists. I find that once you write it down, you at least remember to do it.

    But Mel, that is one long list. Need some help?

  6. I too love lists! I even have a folder on my computer of all my long term lists (books I want to read, home improvement projects, etc).

    Mel, I can't believe how much food you're going to make. It makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Good luck amiga!

  7. I'd like to try your 7-layer Mehican Dip. I LOVE Mehican food....

    ALso, what is essiac tea???

  8. Melody, I use my crockpot out on the back patio all the time. It is fantastic when it is too hot to cook inside the house. I've cooked all my beans that way this summer with great results.

    Good luck with that list! It makes me tired just reading it.

  9. Quite a list! good luck!

  10. thats a loooooonnnnggg list.. If I had one like that it would take years ;-) .. looking forward to u posting pics from that list :-D

  11. wow, i'll never complain again about my cooking. You're amazing.