Archive for May, 2011

more menu planning

May 20, 2011

sunday – albondigas in red wine and tomato sauce, spinach salad

monday – braised leg of lamb, asparagus

tuesday – queso stuffed chicken breasts, lentils

wednesday – lamb cassoulet, green beans

thursday – chicken salad with cherries and vinnaigrette, tomato and spinach toasts

friday – leftovers


menu planning

May 19, 2011

breakfast almost every day is fiber one cereal and a banana, but hey, i need it. i’ve been packing turkey sandwich lunches for scott, but up until dinner, i really do a lot of fruit and yogurt and nut snacking instead of having a proper lunch. it’s not because i’m a pig. it’s good for me, really.

okay, i’m a bit of a pig. go fly a kite.

anywhoo, this is dinner so far and for the rest of this week. more red meat than i intended, but whatever. central market is celebrating espana until next tuesday, so when i stopped by today i spent six dollars on like four TEENY slices of jamon iberico de bellota. i also got a couple of spanish cheeses and needed a way to justify them, so tapas it is on saturday!

monday – spaghetti and meat sauce

tuesday – rib-eyes, lentils, spinach salad

wednesday – which ‘wich (don’t you look at me with those judgey eyes)

thursday – leftover steak chili (yay slowcooker and rebekah for encouraging soups!)

friday – seared mahi finished in veloute, spinach salad, lentils

saturday – tapas time! fried eggs, jamon iberico, whole wheat water crackers, almonds, seared bell pepper strips and calbaza, queso al vino, queso tetilla

sunday – albondigas in tomato and rioja sauce, spinach, almond, and queso al vino salad

extended stays…

May 17, 2011

as all three of my readers already know, i am in the process of moving back to the dfw metroplex. this means that sophie, merlin, scott, and i currently reside in an extended stay roach motel.

living in a motel room does not encourage yummy cooking. one quickly makes peace with things like jars of spaghetti sauce and fiber one cereal for breakfast. every. single. day.

if anyone has quick dinner ideas, lay them on me. my kitchen is about five square feet and i have two small pots and one cast iron skillet i grabbed from my mom’s house. i’m totally giving it back, i promise.