The Burden of free food

1 down, 3 to go

Last night's chicken dinner was delicious however I don't think I will marinate the chicken in yogurt again - it was messy. It did seem as if the chicken was moist and tender. Marinating in good old-fashioned buttermilk is not as messy. 

Here is the recipe for the Yogurt coffee cake.   It was good but needs some tweaking. I plan to try some other "yogurt cake" recipes. 

I now have 3 tubs of yogurt left. I've tried to give a tub away - no one likes plain yogurt. They are good till June 6. 

The Potatoes.

I hate to waste food. I don't have a basement or a root cellar and our 100+ degree summers are just around the corner. I've already made scalloped potatoes with our salmon the other night - Potato soup and last night we had mashed potatoes. I like potatoes but not this much. 

I found where you can cook the potatoes and then freeze them. I do like potato salad and since it is salad time of year, I'm going to make a huge bunch of it. My sons love their Mom's potato salad. 

People nowadays don't use potatoes like my mom did. They tend to buy packaged potatoes. I've always made my mashed potatoes from scratch. 

Next time I won't be so quick to accept the burden of the free food. 


  1. LOL my mom used to use the boxed potato flakes but I've always made mashed potatoes from scratch as my husband loves lumps in his... AS for the Yogurt. Don't know why no one wants it. My husband loves plain greek yogurt with blueberries and walnuts or granola or any kind of fruit in it. He eats it for breakfast or lunch....

  2. Oh PS. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. One of my favorite breakfasts is Greek yogurt topped with homemade granola, berries and a drizzle of honey. In fact, I had it today. As much as I love it, I would find it challenging to use up 3 cartons before they expired. I, too, hate to waste food. I'll be interested to see how your potatoes do in the freezer. I've not tried that before.


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