This is a light one with heavier food. Real talk: Last week was beyond rough. It began with a kitty cancer scare and ended with my 10-year-old husky suddenly passing away. 😦 I only cooked 3 days and still had to go back and look at the pictures to remember what we ate. That being said, at this point there should be a bit of a bank of recipes so you can pick and choose your favorites to supplement if you need more than 3 recipes for this week or if these are too heavy for you. We needed easy and comforting, so that’s what I made.
As usual, here’s the Grocery List Google Doc for you to print or copy and paste into Google Keep. Cooking oils, salt, and pepper have been removed as well so be sure to check your stock before heading out.
Zesty Cheeseburgers and Baked French Fries
We’d both been wanting a burger of some kind for several days, so when I happened upon some discounted 80/20 ground beef during my grocery shopping I figured why not. The salad is just spinach with a dijon vinaigrette. I didn’t include it in the recipe because I’m sure I’ve written it up before, but if you want to make it whisk together 2 Tablespoons each Apple Cider Vinegar and Safflower Oil, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard, 1 Tablespoon Minced Onion, and salt and pepper to taste.
Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Roast
We were gone for the afternoon this day so I tossed this in the crock pot before we left and we came home to dinner. Used the leftover hamburger buns and tossed some steamed veggies in the microwave while I caramelized the onions and voila! Some grocery stores do also carry pre-spiced pork roast, which would certainly save you a step if you wanted.
Teriyaki Glazed Cod Over Fresh Spinach
Cod is a bold flavored fish, so it works well with stronger flavors as in this dish. Add steamed veggies (we had brussels sprouts) or rice and you’re all set.
I’m off to sleep for a week, enjoy!
A day late, but I’ve got it! Our poor kitty had a vet appointment and then surgery this week so that kind of knocked out some time that I would have spent prepping for you guys.
Just a head’s up, this one is rice heavy. My Dad gave me a couple varieties of forbidden rice (red and black/purple) which he was too afraid to try 😛 So I started researching their uses (which are basically the same as any other rice so you can use whatever you have on hand or substitute other grains like quinoa or millet if you have those) and we tried them out! Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Weekly #9”
This week I went searching for inspiration, tried some new things, and have ultimately added some excellent twists on old favorites. I hope you enjoy!
“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”
― Julia Child
Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Weekly #7”
This was one of those weeks where I changed my mind a few times. Making “healthier” options but still wanting a variety of flavors is a tough transition sometimes when you’re already eating relatively well, so I’d been using some go-to items and finding myself reaching for the same ones over and over. I’m by no means a picky eater but, when I start to feel like I’m eating the same thing every day, I get bored and then I don’t really feel like cooking. So I changed it up a bit mid-week. Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Weekly #6”
In streamlining my process and trying to automate as much as possible I’ve decided to make a move from Trello to another method of sharing, using CopyMeThat. If you’ve never heard of it, CopyMeThat is a recipe keeping and meal planning app for web and mobile. Which already makes it more convenient for my purposes. It’s pretty neat, saving me quite a few keystrokes compared to writing in Markdown as required by Trello. In addition to traditional recipe keeping, I can use it to organize the week (or several at a time), print, and make grocery lists. The latter function isn’t super intelligent, so it doesn’t eliminate duplicates, but manually consolidating duplicate lines is still a lot less work than writing the list out myself and checking it 3 times to make sure I did the math right and didn’t miss anything. Bottom line? Time for a format change. Continue reading “KS Weekly #5”
Here it is 🙂
It’s been a pretty quiet week and I’ve taken advantage of the time to get caught up on some cleaning and studying. I’m sure everyone’s ready for summer but I’ve been loving the rainy days in spite of my allergies being terrible.
My phone has been having a couple issues with saving photos so I’m missing the ones I took for the Kielbasa Chili and the salad that went along with it! I reused the picture of the cheesy spinach salad because the dressing is basically the same so it will look very similar – but it will be prettier, with little cranberries floating around like jewels.
Otherwise, this menu falls a bit on the southwestern side with a vegetarian enchilada skillet and sweet and spicy chipotle pork chops. But there are non-spicy options!
Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
I gotta say, I took it pretty easy on myself last week – Most of this stuff comes together relatively quickly and without a ton of cutting board time. So much so that I almost forgot about the salad I made on Saturday. (And it was really good!)
It’s a rather oven-centric menu, which usually happens on weeks when I know I will not have time to linger too much in the kitchen. Hence the slow cooker and the oven – toss it in and walk away! It’s usually easier to clean up as well since I foil my baking dishes, so I don’t spend a lot of time scrubbing pots and pans.
Let me know what you think: does using the oven feel like more of a chore to you?
Edit: I know the picture says private, but it’s a public board, I promise!