Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rocket pesto

I've got a lot of thing to talk about, I'll jump back to Tuesday though. I took the day to get some housework done and some cooking done before working the next two days. I whipped up another batch of broccoli soup to take for lunches and froze half of it for some dinner in the likely near future.
Arugula, also known as Rocket!
I also pulled a bag of arugula out of the fridge. It needed to be eaten, but we had a ton of lettuce cut up for salads for the week already, so I poked around for another way to use it up.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A public service announcement

I would like to preface this by saying I am not a fan of Hungry Girl, I think her "techniques" for cutting calories out are for the most part ridiculous and take any of the joy out of eating.

How ever, I agree with her on one thing and one thing alone: Shirataki noodles are a good thing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Soul waffles

The other day, I emailed my husband at work, as we often do, asking if waffles sounded like a good idea for dinner. I am pretty sure I've mentioned before how much I like breakfast for dinner. My husband, slightly confused, asked if I wanted to go out or have homemade waffles. This somehow evolved further to me making waffles from my soul.

We have weird email conversations at times.

So ultimately, the next night, I made waffles for dinner. We have a really keen waffle iron, one of those wedding presents we don't use often. I should pull it out more though, it's not a huge one and it is easy to use. Plus, my husband loves waffles. Our favorite place to vacation is up in Big Sur, and the lodge we stay at has waffles every morning for breakfast, he eats waffles until he is stuffed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A very fall type of soup.

Time for another soup! I am finding when I make soup that it makes the best lunch the next day. This one was no exception. I've been hoarding up a few squash, which really hasn't been too hard, planning on making this soup for a few weeks now. Bowing to my husband's request, this soup went to the back burner in honor of corn chowder and chicken tortilla soup. I didn't give him a choice this week, I was making the squash soup.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Dayquil, it does nothing.

I've got some..thing. Viral and cruddy. I made it through work yesterday, wasn't able to make it farther than the couch today. The Dayquil I've taken isn't doing much, but between that and Rupaul's Drag Race I think I will survive.
Especially since I still have a few sliders in the fridge.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Menage a trois.

This chicken seems to like things in threes I found. I used three different sources to sort of cobble this recipe together. One was a Weight Watchers recipe, one was a Cooking Light recipe and the last source was my sister. None of the printed recipes remotely resemble my final product, so no links today, but I will thank my sister for the idea of using cornmeal for the crust on this oven baked chicken. It was one of those things I thought wouldn't work for some reason. I just figured the cornmeal wouldn't really cook all that well and stay too firm to be enjoyable.

Boy was I wrong about that.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bigger than what you might expect.

I pulled together a new side dish for dinner the other night using one of the many grains in my pantry. I have some cool stuff in there; quinoa, amaranth, barley, wheat and the star of this side: Israeli couscous. I've recently learned it is also called Ptitim. There you go, a new factoid to file away.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Insert title here, which I forgot to do.

Hey, look at this onion that is not greens.
I haven't had to buy vegetables at the store for day to day use in weeks. Occasionally I grab onions, and other odd things I may need for a recipe and such, but our sides for dinner have almost all been from our CSA box. This is great! I love the veggies I am getting and we are eating so much more variety.

The only thing that gets me at times are all the greens we get. I tend to have a bunch or two of something like chard, kale or even dandelion greens. I've started to find the easiest thing to make with them is to make a pot of soup and dump them in.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I have been remiss in my pizza blogging.

I really thought I had posted this recipe before. I even came to my blog yesterday to pull it up. I was surprised I didn't have it posted, shocked even. It is likely I've made this dozens of times now.