Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Days Off

Have you guys ever felt like your days off/weekends are the times when you really can let your culinary creativity loose?  That is exactly how I feel whenever I have my days off (because I don’t get Saturday & Sunday off like Jeff does, I’m alone in the house, which is even better in a way because I can make seafood and other tasty things Jeff doesn’t care for). And as the official leftover user of my household (I married a very, very picky man, but I guess I knew that when I tied the knot lol), sometimes I need to pull something out of nowhere to make that chicken I’ve been eating for 3 days straight enticing. So when I get up at whatever time I want, and don’t come home after a couple of hours of angry, hot traffic, is when I really feel magic happening. And this is my magical process:
Oh, I have to use this or throw it out, so let’s start with that. And oh, look what I found, that’ll be tasty with it. And this, and this, and because I feel adventurous today, I’m going to add this, this, and this. On second thought, take out this, keep it for supper.
Yes, I talk out loud, to myself, and sometimes I address my dogs, because they have great advice. For some reason, everything looks good to them. 
I’ve said it before, and I think it’s a sentiment we all share here amongst Geeks, I really try to focus on using what’s available to me in my fridge, and more particularly, what’s about to be thrown out. I’m pretty good with planning (back on top, adjust, and rock n roll) my groceries according to my bi-weekly meals, so I get that extra thrill when I’m able to pull something off that uses everything up, no waste. Feels good to know that I’ve used my food budget wisely and efficiently, yknow? So here is a couple of snapshots of what I’ve eaten for the past couple days, and I apologize for the shitty picture quality, I full on admit that I didn’t take the time to properly snapshot anything. But trust me, it was tasty!
Grilled cheese made with 1/4 avocado, maybe 3 oz turkey breast, goat cheese, hot sauce, dijon mustard, on multi grain.  

My lunch - salmon baked with garlic and lemon, steamed broc, and a cuke-apple salad with Italian vinaigrette

BBQ TIME! Weve got a couple of honey bbq chops for the monsieur, rosemary garlic for me, potatoes, mushrooms and asparagus... HEAVEN! Im also grilling un citron in the back, once you grill a lemon, the taste and juice completely ransforms. I used it over my chop, asparagus, and shrooms.

This btw, is my fave method for shrooms, if you have two grills on your bbq. You position your grilled lemon face down so that it comes directly over the package of mushroom when you close the top. You put the mushrooms on top of some garlic and o.o., and voila! The heat causes the lemon to drip its wonderful juice right into the package, and the garlic sizzles it from beneath. CEST BON!

I made flavored water with lemon, mint and cucumber. I was worried about wasting the cucumber just to flavor water, but I ate them after the jug was done, so everything was fine in the end.
My yard's dandelions and wild strawberry blossoms! Gonna make me some lemonade and salad with these!
First lilac blossom! I love these trees so much, they remind me of my father's house, his back door neighbor had a HUGE tree of these that loomed down into our yard and I would sit directly under it when the petals and blossoms fell, and it was like a rainfall of the softest nicest smelling rain ever.
What do you guys like to cook/bake most on your days off?

1 comment:

  1. we need to ave a leek geeks grillades party soon. epic. party. soon.