It’s almost March.
In Northeast terms, that means it’s been five months of potatoes and carrots and onions and that disappointing tomato you were lured into buying at the grocery store because you just want fresh.
It’s also almost 9 years of dinner-making in my life.
Also, I love cooking — I really do — but time and budget and just season has required that I keep things simple. But that also means it’s easy for me to lose steam.
So, a bit of fresh inspiration is in order! Want to do a bit of late-winter sharing? How about I share a bit about my cooking and what we’ve been eating this past week or so, and you do the same! (Even if it’s eggs and cereal — that’s okay, too!)
My “style”: No menu planning. Cook from the cupboard (in an extreme way, these days! Tight budget = creative [and sometimes very, very simple] dinners!) Read recipes as a hobby but never follow one when I cook. Some days I wish I did the opposite of all these things, but this is who I am for now!
Here are 5 meals I’ve cooked recently. (Not included: pb&j on nights when Ryan’s not home. I assume that “recipe” wouldn’t be world-changing for anyone!)
1. Jamie Oliver’s chicken in milk, which is being converted to a creamy soup tonight.
2. A white bean, garbanzo, spinach, bacon soup in parmesan-rind broth.
3. Grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade tomato soup.
4. Scrambled eggs, homemade toast, and salad.
5. A casserole of brown rice, ground beef, slow-roasted tomatoes from last year’s stash, and cheddar.
On the docket for the coming days:
Red lentil coconut curry on rice.
Split pea soup.
White beans and ham.
(With veg on the side, where applicable. :-))
Your turn! (If you have a blog, just post the link to your entry here in the comments. Otherwise, feel free to answer right in the comments.)