Hello! Andy and I had a fabulous week away. The weather was perfect and we had a great time relaxing and playing outside in the sun.
This week is pretty much back to normal. The garden is still spitting out tons of lettuce and greens, so you’ll see quite a few salads on the menu. The grocery list is as straightforward as it can get, as well.
Have you ever wondered what “Hodge Podge” night looks like at our house? Well, the picture above is basically it. A little roasted broccoli, a couple fried eggs, maybe some sauteed sweet potatoes and a dollop of chive yogurt sauce to round it all out. And believe me, it was ever so tasty!
This weekend officially kicks off grilling season, and even though the forecast is a bit gray, I’m still going to dust off our BBQ and make some grilled chicken skewers. You’ll also notice a couple salads this week. The garden has been giving up lots of salad greens for us to enjoy, and the radishes are starting to make an appearance.
Have a happy Memorial Day and here’s to the week ahead!
I can’t believe how fast the year is moving! How is it already mid-May? This week officially kicks off our “eating home grown food from the garden”. We’ve got lettuce and greens that are ready to be eaten, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Except for the fact that my salad spinner broke suddenly this week. A minor inconvenience compared to the joy of eating salad I grew myself!
Andy requested a few favorites (picadillo and carnitas) and I’m trying a new to us Yotam Ottolenghi recipe (cauliflower cake) along with a repeat Ottolenghi dish (potato/saffron omelets). We’re eating pretty veggie heavy, which is why the produce section of the grocery list is a little extra long.
This weekend officially kicks off our crazy season. Between now and Father’s Day we’ve got a steady stream of family events on the calendar. As such, I wanted a pretty easy dinner week–with one exception. I’ve had a hankering for chicken mole lately, and am going to try my hand at it. It’s not hard, just somewhat time consuming and it contains small amounts of a lot of different ingredients as you can tell by the bulk section of our grocery list. Oddly enough, I had all the spices in my pantry already! Oh, and you’ll notice I only have 6 meals planned for the week, Because of a Mother’s Day/Birthday family event combo, I get a night off.
Let me tell you, being sick is no fun! Especially when it sucks all your energy. Even though I’m feeling better, I wanted to stick with fairly easy dinners for the week ahead. I’m trying a few new recipes–the world of food blogs is a wonderful thing!–and falling back on a few favorites to round everything out.
Thanks for your patience with my lack of posts this week, hope you have a great one.
Hi there! The weather has been beautiful and sunny lately, so I wanted our dinners to match that tone. There’s a little rain on the horizon, so I’ve got a few “warm your bones” meals, but for the most part we should be eating pretty light this week. I’m trying some new ideas–variations on familiar themes–and am excited about the flavor possibilities (I’m looking at you Brussels sprouts salad…)!
Thanks to an abundant Easter brunch (we hosted Andy’s family and I made a little extra) we actually ate leftovers for dinner three times this week! That means I get to carry over a couple of last week’s meals into this week. You’ll notice the grocery list is a wee bit shorter, and that’s because we’ve got the ingredients for the pho and the chorizo rice bowl in the fridge waiting to be consumed.
Here’s a peek at what Andy and I will be eating this week–and here’s our grocery list!
You’ll notice that it’s significantly longer this week, and has things like sugar and chocolate chips. We’re hosting Easter next week for Andy’s family so I wanted to give myself a leg up on food prep and the budget and get a few things this week. Also, it’s Andy’s chile prep weekend which means a few extra ingredients that I usually only buy once a month.
Have a great week!
– Brussels sprouts gratin (I’m playing around with the ingredients a little bit and will post the recipe if it’s a success)
– “Texy Mexy” skillet (based on this recipe, but I’m tweaking it because we don’t eat rice or beans. Again, if it’s successful I’ll share the recipe!)
– Stuffed cabbage casserole
– Chicken enchilada rice bowl
– Gyro meatball salad with tzatziki dressing
– Fried eggs with roasted veggies and salad
– Hodge Podge!