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good news and a vegetarian recipe

September 24th, 2007 at 08:49 pm

1. Paid $1000 toward CC2. I'm not really sure where the money came from, but it could be a "third" paycheck (DH gets paid 2ce each month), saved money, and/or leftover money from closing costs.

2. Got a pay raise of almost $600 per month. Woo-Hoo!!

3. Since keeping track of my coupon use this month (my month starts with my paycheck on the 23rd), I've managed to save $15.04.

Here's my favorite vegetarian recipe. Although we're not vegetarians, we try to be reasonable about our meat intake, especially red meat. This freezes well. We call it "skillet".

1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups TVP
1 1/2 cups water
2 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
1 cup mild salsa
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups frozen corn niblets (I leave this out)
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans

Put it all in a large skillet. Cover and simmer for about 45 mins. Serve over brown rice and top with sour cream.

2 Responses to “good news and a vegetarian recipe”

  1. madhaus90 Says:


    I'm new to cooking - what is TVP? sounds like a good recipe.

  2. db1974 Says:

    TVP is texturized vegetable protein. It looks almost like oatmeal and comes in different consistencies. I usually buy mine at the health food store. It needs to be reconsituted with liquid. It really doesn't have a taste at all...just provides a lot of protein.

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