Friday, January 23, 2009

So here is a small 'joy' of living overseas. For years I have made a dinner menu and then made a grocery list according to the ingredients I use. I know it's a bit OCD! Anyway, I went to the commissary (the only American-like grocery store here) and needed 5 lbs. of ground turkey.

Side note: I don't eat ground beef

I noticed there was none.....hmmmm that's strange I thought - it has always been in the same spot! I asked the commissary dude (A.K.A. meat manager) when they will have some more ground turkey. "Hmmm," he said, "we cancelled the whole ground turkey order - I don't know when it will be in!"
Huh? But I made my 2 week menu out and I need five 1 lb. packages of ground turkey?! After going to the commissary for 4 days in a row...... we decided to ground our own chicken breast up. YUMMY and SUPER low fat!

Eddie volunteered to use the hand grinder to grind the chicken breast for the family. What a great guy!! Yes, we actually have an old-fashioned meat grinder! Thanks Judy S.!

We had 5 lbs. of FRESHLY ground chicken --- here we come 'tacos, meatloaf, and chili'!! Now if I was still in America I would have went to another store i.e. Safeway, Piggly Wiggly (go South!!), Winn Dixie, Albertson's, or Basha's. No such luck here! Hey, it's a small sacrifice!


Jaime said...

You are such a go getter! Ok, so here's a quick and easy chicken taco recipe. Put some frozen chicken breasts into a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours with a with a jar of salsa, stir before serving... yum!

kimbasa said...

what the heck were you doing up at 123am, jaime?! out.rageous!

Amy said...

What are you both doing up in the middle of the night??

That is true love...grinding up raw meat! Wow. Love...Serioulsy I'm impressed! Happy Cooking!

Jaime said...

It's a new computer... time isn't set. :)

La Mama said...

Love it!! Being overseas really makes you resourceful huh? I know, we are living it ;) It's surprising how much we take things for granted. Love you!