I used to spend a morning pouring over cookbooks to find recipes that sounded delicious. I’d then buy the ingredients for one or two dishes then pick up other random groceries. Because I didn’t plan all that well I would often wind up with groceries I didn’t use. What a waste! These days Pinterest has made it easy to organize and keep a ton of recipes at my fingertips. I plan for a week of meals instead of one or two and I try to make sure that we are using all of our groceries.
There were several successful dishes from last week’s eats!
1: Weeknight Porchetta via Bon Appetit, roasted fennel and carrots via Epicurious, baked Parmesan zucchini via Damn Delicious. This pork was fantastic! We’ll definitely make this one again, but I think the recipe was a little too time consuming for a weeknight meal.
2: Korean Kimchi Stew with Tofu via Clean Eating. This was warm, spicy and delicious.
3: Chicken Tamale Burrito Bowls via Half Baked Harvest (with homemade enchilada sauce via Gimme Some Oven). I’d try a different recipe for an enchilada sauce in the future, but overall this was a nice meal. Prepping the enchilada sauce on the weekend and making the chicken in a slow cooker made this a quick and easy meal after work.
4: Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage via Bon Appetit. Another winner! Peeling and cubing the squash on the weekend was another time saver.
5: West African Peanut Soup via Cookie + Kate. This soup was fantastic. I highly urge you to give this recipe a try!
Here is what is on the menu for this week:
Sunday: Chicken Cacciatore via Jamie Oliver
Monday: Curried Ground Shrimp and Noodles via Bon Appetit
Tuesday: Spicy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry via Cookie + Kate
Wednesday: Coconut Skirt Steak with Cabbage Slaw via Runner’s World
Thursday: Sausage Carbonara via Jamie Oliver
What is on your menu for this week?