Sunday morning cooking bliss.

29 09 2013

So far this school year I’ve been able to spend my Sunday mornings cooking up some meals from the week.  I pick up my FreshBox from Alan’s Orchard on Wednesdays, but typically the school week is so busy I can’t cook anything until Saturday or Sunday.

Last Sunday I spent the first two hours of my morning cooking two different meals and it’s definitely a perfect way to get my Sunday started.  (I’m also trying to reach a goal where I don’t do work for school on Sunday, and instead can spend the day cooking, painting my nails, watching football, and going to choir rehearsal.)

 

First up: Potato and Leek Soup, from Pinch My Salt Blog

This soup is full of soft potato chunks complimented by leeks and onions.  Surprisingly enough, the amount of heavy cream in this soup does NOT hurt my stomach/intestines, so it’s a win-win situation.  When eating, I pair with some Wheat Thins Parmesan Herb Toasted Chips. (Link here.) Perfection.

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Second dish: Fritatta with Red Pepper, Eggplant, Onion, Swiss Chard, & Asiago Cheese

These all came in my FreshBox as well — with the exception of the asiago cheese.  I picked up some chicken sausage with rosemary/thyme and cooked it up while I was making the fritatta to go along with the dish.  I love it because although it’s a breakfast dish, I’ve been eating it for lunch and dinner all week and it works well for all meals!

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Happy eating!

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I’m backkkk!

7 02 2013
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Taken with my phone, I promise to get back to taking better pictures with my good camera soon!

My loyal readers (are you still out there?), I have returned from what seemed like an endless hiatus from my food blog.  But I’m back, with a determination to start cooking new recipes for myself again, and to share those great meals with you!  

The picture above is for this version of penne rosa.  Now, I am NOT a fan of regular Greek yogurt – I don’t like the taste or the consistency, but I found this recipe and had to give it a try. I used a ten-ounce bag of frozen shrimp (on sale, which is why I decided to try this recipe) and the other components of the dish made it a filling meal for both lunch and dinner. Even as a non-Greek yogurt fan, the other flavors were strong enough that it didn’t bother me, and I wouldn’t have been able to use heavy cream if I wanted to.

My life is constantly busy and I’m always looking for easy pasta dishes to make like this one. Pasta dishes fit really well into my schedule and dietary restrictions, so I’m glad to add this one to my repertoire!  Next time I’ll consider adding some other vegetables that I can eat (so really .. zucchini, or maybe some broccoli or cauliflower are my options) or a different kind of protein.

Happy eating!