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How many meals I can make off one Recipe.....? 
Mar. 28, 2010 5:57 pm 
Updated: May 25, 2010 10:19 am
Well, this one is going to be kind of a new adventure for me. So question is how many meals can I make off of one recipe....???  Hmmmm. Well let me tell you what happen. The other night I made Meatballs subs using:
Meatball Nirvana
and EAKE's personal recipe Nana's Pasta Sauce
Nana's Pasta Sauce---PERSONAL RECIPE by EAKE
So in both recipes, I doubled them....thinking with my kids. I was going to need to. Well fine and dandy, but I should have left well enough alone with the sauce. I have way way to much sauce. Yeah, I could freeze some of it, but I'd rather just skip out the rest of the weeks meals and use up all the sauce. By doubling the batch I actually made almost 3 liters of sauce. And when the kids had the meatball subs, I barely used 2 cups to top all the subs they ate. So, now I need to see how many meals I can make using the one recipe.....So this blog is going to be an adding blog. Every day that I make a recipe using the sauce, I will post it right here.
Friday(3/26/10), Meatball subs
 recipes Meatball Nirvana
Nana's Pasta Sauce
regular old Hot Dog Buns
KIDS---had 2 a piece, said they totally enjoyed the subs, said tasted better then SUBWAY, but the pepper flakes got them, the love spicy foods, but biting into the seeds, was not their cup of tea, soo I'll just use the cayenne powder instead for them. But they totally loved dinner.
Saturday(3/27/10) they had leftovers.
Still plenty of sauce.
KIDS---ate all the meatballs Still plenty of sauce and out of hot dog buns. And then asked where the rest of the meatballs were....ha duh! they ate the other half the night before. LOL
Sunday(3/28/10) Chicken Sandwiches:
New York Brand Ciabatta Bread, Toasted
Tyson Frozen Chicken Patties, baked
Kraft Deli Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Slices
and yours truley Nana's Pasta Sauce
KIDS---said it Rocked. 4 patties left out of the bag and all the Ciabatta is gone, So patties will be reserved, for maybe a quick meal or salad later in the week. Still plenty of sauce.
Monday (3/29/10)Beefy Ravioli--2 ways
They both had Nana's Pasta Sauce in the recipe
This one was the recipe with frozen beef ravioli
And this one was the same with an addition of ricotta mixture I had made earlier in the week, that I needed to use from a Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna my daughter and I made.
Still about 1 liter of Pasta Sauce Left.
Tuesday (3/30/10) Leftovers.....
at least my kids are good with eating leftovers.
Wednesday(3/31/10) Slow Cooker Pizza
Kids----Ate so much that they didn't want dessert. They liked it very very much. I ended up pulling it out of the crock pot because it still wasn't cooked all the way through after 4 hours, go figure, I guess because I made a double batch. But I transferred it to a baking pan and added more cheese and wah-la it's done. The rest aren't being eaten tomorrow, even though there's totally plenty. I'm just going to freeze for a later date. But this was the end of the line for the Pasta Sauce. There was a remaining cup left, so I threw it in there because I added extra ground beef and pepperoni.
I guess I'm very lucky to have kids that don't complain much about left overs or if they've had a meal 3 nights in a row. They know that if they complain, they don't come to the table. What's being served it just that. I have throughly enjoyed making meals with one recipe. Thanks so much for letting me blog about it.
Mar. 28, 2010 7:53 pm
Lasagna anyone? Or baked ziti? That sauce looks good, but I'm thinking you will reach a point where you will never eat red sauce again. Freeze some of it!!
Mar. 28, 2010 9:47 pm
Hey, I've been noticing these photos over the last few days, is this not correct? Haha, I was wondering to myself each time I saw one "why does this look familiar"? But I never bothered to see if it was the same person posting them. That's too funny. I'm glad it all came together for me though because the hot dog bun was boggling me. Now I know! Can it woman! Gosh, I can't wait til we get back to doing that this year once our garden flourishes again. We just started planting things this week. YAY. Good times.
Mar. 28, 2010 9:48 pm
But I dig the idea to see how many meals you can get from one recipe. Sounds fun.
Mar. 28, 2010 9:54 pm
Yeah I'm doing my baked ravioli in the crockpot tomorrow for the kids, I'll be at work. So hopefully it will be almost ready before I leave to get a photo of it, because the kids will kill it tomorrow. LOL...Canning....I know I've got canning plans already. My family is harping about my Pineapple jam. Need to get that started after Easter. Pineapple here is looking good in the produce dept. And thanks.
Mar. 31, 2010 6:38 pm
This is such a cool idea! Great blog and way to go on utilizing and being diverse!
Mar. 31, 2010 7:46 pm
Awesome! :) I love Italian so I could eat it all week too
Apr. 1, 2010 2:04 am
hats off ... super ideas and super blog
Apr. 1, 2010 5:16 am
thanks Swiss Phil and thanks all. It was fun. I'll have to do it again with something else.
May 25, 2010 10:19 am
This is so impressive.... when I have leftovers I am so uncreative. I would have just made pasta every night for a week! Great blog!
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