For the first time in what seems like years, we had a dip in temperature coincide with the beginning of Fall. It was in the 60s today, yo! This means that I am cranking the oven on for bread tonight and have planned a couple of meals that require some active (stove-side) cook times. They’re still pretty quick fixes, but it feels good to be adding some Fall cooking habits into the mix. Meals Vegetarian […]
We’ll be hitting the leftover stash this week and working our way through the last of our CSA veggies. A bi-weekly schedule with one trip to the farmers’ market for a few “special” things in between pickups has worked like a charm – no rotting food, no panicked MUST-COOK feeling, and just enough variety to keep us from feeling like we are on repeat every week. The introduction of juicing into the house has meant […]
This time of year always feels like a mad dash to the end. 2012 is going to be no different. Work is going to kick our behinds and I am gonna have to work some serious weekend-cooking magic to keep us fed during the few work weeks that we have left in the year. Keeping it even easier than usual to make sure that we don’t wander off to too many restaurants for dinner.
This week and all its busy is going to flash by so I’ll just get right to what I am hoping to pull together for us this week in the kitchen: Meals Winter Squash Soup | Classic Veggie Sandwiches Enfrijoladas | Rice | Skillet Roasted Sweet Potatoes Hummus Wraps with Roasted Red Peppers, Greens & Olives Kale, Cabbage & Carrot Chopped Salad Chana Masala Other Stuff Banana Oat Muffins Chipotle-Honey Granola Pumpkin Puree Vegetable Broth
There was no okra or zucchini in our CSA box! We do have lots and lots of greens, so my goal this week is to get it into every meal. Meals Roasted Tomato & Fennel Spaghetti | Spinach & Apple Salad Tortilla Soup (which I should really post a recipe for) Kale & Feta Quiche | Mixed Lettuce with Sourdough Croutons & Lemon Vinaigrette Tofu & Quinoa with Green Beans Vegetarian Pho Everything Else Banana […]
I have the very particular (and unusual) problem of having a daughter and husband that do not like mixing their sweet and savory. Sweet belongs in desserts. Savory belongs in meals. Then comes Fall and all those sweet potatoes. I have hordes of them that I simply cannot eat through by myself. I’ve made sweet potato rolls in the past. I dice them up and sauté them for topping tacos. I roast an occasional one […]
Our celebrating kicks off today with Halloween! We’ll cart the 9yo over to our friend’s house for what has become one of our most treasured fall traditions. Their neighborhood is CRAZY into Halloween with haunted houses, spooky decorations (and sound effects), tables of full-size candy bars, and hundreds of children flooding the street in costume. The kids love handing out candy and it’s been fun to see their choices in costumes evolve as they get […]
I am spending most of my energy thinking about the special that we have coming up – my husband’s birthday (which I did such a poor job of celebrating last year that I had to call for a do-over) and one of our favorite fall traditions – Halloween! I have no idea what I will be making for dinner and will most likely rely on repeats from the past couple of weeks. I DO know […]