Friday, February 6, 2015
For make no mistake - the meal plan chart in the kitchen is no longer functional. Sunday we almost always have roast chicken. Leftovers on Mondays. Tony cooks every Tuesday (his day off). The other days, we either defrost meat in the morning, or we throw something meat-free together in the evening. Maybe once a week we use the crock pot. Thursdays I get Ambrose fairly late, because my yoga class ends at 5, so we try to crock it that day, but sometimes that doesn't happen. So here are a few things we do on non-meat days. If I'm really tired, it might be eggs, or crackers & cheese, with veg, but if I have a little more energy, this would be typical...
We use these salad boxes for 2.99$ a lot. Easy. Don't love the plastic, but it's a compromise we can do.
Cheesy mint pasta with salad and a rosé wine vinegar dressing. I've also been making sprouts consistently this winter, so we have sprouts in salad regularly as well. We really don't eat pasta very often, despite what non-celiac folks tends to assume; maybe every two or three weeks. We rely a lot more on rice.
Tonight - cheesy veg quinoa. I soaked it a few hours before cooking; the brand we buy tends to run pretty bitter, so either it needs a lot of rinsing, or a quick rinse, a soak, and a final quick rinse. It also gets nice and soft and fluffy after soaking.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|This has nothing to do with food, but srsly look at this cat. He wanted to sit near me while I studied.|
|The garlic was on sale. I bought 7 heads of garlic to mince and freeze. Samson had never been so fascinated in food.|
|First roses of 2015|
|Guys. GUYS. INSTANT, "fat-free" PB & J. I had to pick some up, I was struck by the novelty. And it's actually delicious.|
|Attempting Amy's burger recipe|
|My man can cook. The most tender pork chops ever tasted smothered in caramelized apples and onions. Side salad of "African Spinach Salad" (FACEPALM WITH ME EVERYBODY) he sampled at a faculty get together.|
|I think I got home late that day from clinic? I don't know. I was just happy to see him..|
|Amy's burgers marinated and ready to bake!|
|I can't really tolerate nut milks, but I had a weakness. Maybe Quinoa would be better?? It was on sale.|
|Weakness #2: Grandma used to buy this cereal, and it reminds me of her. I hadn't had cereal in years. Of course, I paired it with the quinoa milk as soon as I got home!|
|The crab legs were on sale. Matt loves these and is always pining for them.|
|Making cashew milk|
|I'm making a HUGELY conscious effort to use food as fast as possible so as not to waste it. Hence the absurd amount of mushrooms in my egg scramble.|
|Food solution for every grad student ever: STUFFED PEPPERS.|