My MIL has always been very good at LOOP meals. I first tried Beef Stroganoff because she regularly cooked an extra steak or two and sliced it and used it the next night for Beef Stroganoff. Recently, she made a pork roast, and intentionally made one twice the normal size to serve pork carnitas (crispy fried pork shredded pork that we eat like tacos).
For my LOOP meal this week, I saved some of the roast that I made (in the crockpot) for Sunday dinner with the family, and I made Beef Stroganoff on Sunday night for my small group. Since I had gravy left over as well, it was really just a matter of boiling the noodles, crisping up the the meat a little bit, and throwing it all together. (With some sour cream added at the last minute!)
I forgot to take a picture of the Beef Stroganoff until I got to small group (notice the Glad Press N Seal?)
For dinner tonight, I pulled out the frozen lasagna I made last week and put it in the crockpot. It turned out pretty well, but it would have been better if I had been home and been able to turn the heat down sooner. (It was a bit dry). Also, next time I freeze a lasagna, I need to figure out a better way to wrap it. My foil was a bit frozen onto the lasagna!
I didn't have ancontainer to match my crockpot, so I improvised. I covered a popcorn bucket with foil and layered!
I also tried out the Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe I found on Pinterest. It turned out well! My 6 year old loved it. My only complaint was it was a bit too oily (especially if I was actually trying to diet right now (which I should be!)
I used one of my my new birthday toys: a microplane!
Garlic Lemon Shrimp
I added some pictures!
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