Sunday, March 27, 2011

Who Am I Kidding???

Maybe I will blog about crafts and DIYs in the summer and recipes during the school year?  Maybe my passion for food is in full swing?  Either way, this blog is quickly becoming a way for me to share recipes rather than creativity and progress at Quaint Oaks.

So without further's is my menu for this unnecessarily carb-loaded week.  Each recipe is from my most recent issues of Rachel Ray Everyday (again, it's that love hate thing) and Food Network Magazine.
  • Lunches - Anne Burrell Inspired Pickled Veggie Salad (March Food Network Magazine, p 57)
    • I'm going to modify this recipe to make it a little quicker, easier, and fool-proof but I think it will be something different to try. 
  • Monday - Stir Fried Pasta Primavera (Feb. Rachel Ray Everyday, p 74
    • Stir fry is supposed to be quick and easy, right? This should be a nice start-of-the-week meal. 
  • Tuesday - Mix & Match Baked Pasta (March Food Network Magazine, p 60).
    • I do this often, but I'm excited to try a new mix of ingredients.
    • This Food Network issue was awesome! It's recipes for all-things pasta.  My favorite! 
  • Wednesday - Roasted Cauliflower Risotto (March Food Network Magazine, p 77)
    • This one is if-fy.  I'm going to get my dress for my sister's wedding in 2 weeks so I may be short on cooking time.  We'll see.  I'm sure we'll have plenty of leftovers if I don't get around to this.
    • PS - Ian and I are loving roasted cauliflower lately!  The bummer is, I loved using my Pampered Chef stone for roasting veggies...but Ian broiled it and busted it.  Sorry Ian, I ratted you out.  I'm in the process of replacing it. 
  • Thursday - Sage Walnut Butter (March Food Network Magazine, p 89)
    • Love love love sage butter!  I made a similar sage recipe a few weeks ago.  Actually, now that I think about it, it's the same one! know it's good if its making another appearance! 
  • Friday - Happy Hour at Casa Toro??? 1/2 price appetizers??? Fried avocado??? 
  • Here is a shopping list...  Carb-Loaded Menu Shopping List

1 comment:

  1. Write what you're excited about-that's what makes it fun, I say. Eating you MUST do, no matter how busy you are, so it's easy fodder when you want to write about what's important to you right now. My mental list of projects keeps growing while I've got my eye on the crafty-diy-girl's prize:summer vaca!!!