Frugal Cooking, but with no picture

United States
November 20, 2020 2:57pm CST
Sleeping in late, I woke up a bit hungry. It was about 12:15 p.m. when I finally ate. I had a bit of leftover mushroom risotto and a little bit of roasted sweet red peppers in my refrigerator. Using those things, a bit of onion, and an egg, I cooked up a nice "fried rice" concoction, which hit the spot, and gave me the protein and energy to get on with my day. I have yet to have a cup of coffee today.
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@sharon6345 (256184)
• United States
20 Nov
I was not in the mood for coffee. I love it but I can go a while without it.
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• United States
20 Nov
I am drinking a lot less than I used to. Generally one large cup per day.
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@sharon6345 (256184)
• United States
20 Nov
@TheSojourner That is good as long as you can manage it. I was happy when I could go without it since I needed it at one point. I even got rid of my coffee maker.
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• United States
21 Nov
@sharon6345 my thought is that I can scale down and live in a basement apartment someday without a kitchen! LOL or a small cabin somewhere where I don't have to deal with anyone!
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
23 Nov
I know how to break an egg. I can do it on my head on the day I am having hair bath.
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• United States
23 Nov
I'm sure that the egg doesn't stand a chance!
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@vandana7 (76642)
• India
23 Nov
@TheSojourner I am strong without eating the proteins you all eat.
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• United States
23 Nov
@vandana7 I think that we are all designed a little bit differently. My body will not tolerate the legumes that I prefer. Especially, not since my diagnosis. However, I eat vegetarian or vegan about 1/2 my meals.
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
20 Nov
That sounds great!
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• United States
20 Nov
Thanks, hon. I was wondering....you mentioned cookbooks for Instant Pot. I am looking for one that has basic how to use and how to cook basics. I really don't need a lot of recipes. Is there one that you would recommend specifically for that? Also, I am contemplating another kitchen purchase today or tomorrow of an Oster french door, toaster/convection oven. Costco price w/additional sale savings: $99.99 Have you any opinion or experience with these?
https://www.costco.com/oster-digital-french-door-countertop-oven.product.100407110.html
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
20 Nov
@TheSojourner The one Instant Pot cookbook that I've given out as gifts to new owners is this one. My ex still has my copy and he uses it often. I've given it to my sister and my mother also. No opinion on a toaster oven. I haven't had one in several years.
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker [Morante, Coco] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressur
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• United States
20 Nov
@NJChicaa Thank you. I will check on the link. I hope it's available in hard copy, and not just kindle! I'll go look!
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@JudyEv (227787)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov
I'm always happy to be eating leftovers.
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• United States
23 Nov
It all depends on the type of leftover for me.
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@DaddyEvil (30280)
• United States
24 Nov
@TheSojourner @JudyEv If there are leftovers in my house, then I cooked the meal... and I LIKE leftovers! (Pretty doesn't care for leftovers. She'd rather cook something else for herself while I eat the good stuff! )
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• United States
24 Nov
@DaddyEvil I don't care for them, but I will not throw them away.
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@ptrikha_2 (27347)
• India
22 Nov
Well. well. The Private Legion of Mylot Fun Police fines you $yyyy.kkkk for not posting the leftovers (or whatever was or were there). So you need to either entertain us with some Poor Jokes (PJs) or some silly stories. As per the Fun Police, you are here to entertain us and enjoy your time and not miss on such valuable details !!
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• United States
22 Nov
I'm all out of PJs and silly stories.
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@ptrikha_2 (27347)
• India
22 Nov
@TheSojourner Oh then it is my turn: [b][/b]"He came. He saw. He Married." Well, that is the end. The movie over. Everyone back to work now !!
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@ptrikha_2 (27347)
• India
23 Nov
@TheSojourner Have a good sleep. Its the workday - Monday here now.
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
20 Nov
I had waffles earlier. Enjoy the day.
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• United States
20 Nov
I haven't eaten waffles in forever.
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
20 Nov
@TheSojourner Lately I have the Eggo's.
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• United States
20 Nov
@CarolDM I was looking at a brand called Van's the other day that looked pretty good.
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@kaylachan (7427)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Nov
Well, leftovers can be really good. No matter what time of day it is.
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• United States
20 Nov
Very true! I prefer them as "plan-overs"...simply reheating them never works well for me.
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@kaylachan (7427)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Nov
@TheSojourner Same thing for my husband. If we have leftovers, (which is rare) he'll find things to add to it to make it "new".
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• United States
20 Nov
@kaylachan The only think I really LIKE leftover....cold pizza. LOL And I don't eat pizza any longer, but once a year or so.
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@db20747 (32119)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Nov
A very creative meal! Have you considered food banks and the government snap program. Snap stands for supplemental nutrition assistance program
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• United States
20 Nov
Thank you. I'm not sure what you mean by "hav(ing) considered"... I'm doing okay.
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@db20747 (32119)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Nov
@TheSojourner have you thought of applying for this program. It could save you a lot of moneyl
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• United States
20 Nov
@db20747 Thanks for the idea. I think that there are many more out there who are in more need than I am. I will keep that in mind, though. Food banks do help out, when necessary.
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• Austin, Texas
23 Nov
I have already had 2 cups of coffee.
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• United States
23 Nov
I'm on my first today, which is Monday now
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
22 Nov
Sounds delicious.
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• United States
22 Nov
Every once in awhile, I come up with a good one. ;-)
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@prinzcy (8275)
• Malaysia
21 Nov
You need a good cup of coffee to make your day perfect!
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• United States
21 Nov
Exactly!
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@allen0187 (42848)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Finishing up my myLot notification early in the day because I might get lazy later on. After this, it is off to the store to have brunch and do groceries.
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• United States
21 Nov
A self-sufficient person's work is never done!
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@allen0187 (42848)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@TheSojourner true. Sometimes though, I just want to lounge all day.
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• United States
21 Nov
@allen0187 it is 2:15 in the afternoon. I'm still in my robe. ;-)
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@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
21 Nov
i just had chocolate wafers
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• United States
21 Nov
Yummy
@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
21 Nov
@TheSojourner yes, i decided to snacking
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• United States
21 Nov
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@LindaOHio (51688)
• United States
20 Nov
Enjoy your day. Hug Honey for me please.
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• United States
20 Nov
Thank you, and done. :-) Have a good one!
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@LindaOHio (51688)
• United States
20 Nov
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@jstory07 (97448)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov
You better have that coffee to wake you up.
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• United States
20 Nov
I think you are right! Maybe an outing through the Starbucks. *nods*
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