Monday, August 22, 2011

It's been a while...

You would think that I would have been posting all summer when I had off from work.  Then, today is my first day back at work and I cook not one, not two, but three meals to get us through the week.  Go figure!  I'm hoping to be more diligent again, but baby steps.  That said, I'm not going to walk you through my recipes, but I will gladly share where I found them! 

First, I made an amazing pasta dish that I found on Pinterest.  If you want to see all of my favorites, stop in and check out my pins.  It's Orecchiette, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce.  Couple usual.  I couldn't find orecchiette pasta in my food store so I used campanelle instead.  This worked out perfectly because the toasted pine nuts found cozy little homes inside the nook of the noodle.  I love when that happens!  Also, I used all my basil this weekend in paninis so I was looking for something to jazz it up instead.  I topped with a spoonful of ricotta and a drizzle of olive was perfect!

 The next meal I made was a chicken pot pie.  I have had a serious aversion to chicken since I got pregnant, so this seemed like a salty, creamy, comfy way to disguise it.  I like to take the easy way out with these comfort food recipes so I found this piece of pie recipe.  Unfortunately for me, Ian was talking to me while I was mixing the simple ingredients.  I accidentally threw my egg into the chicken and veggie mix.  No big deal for Ian,'s more quiche-y now.  BIG deal for me because I hate quiches.  Ho hum.

The last thing I did was make roasted biggie.  I used a very simple recipe.  I know how to roast cauliflower, but I liked the sandwich idea on this site, so I went for it.  I did leave out the balsamic vinegar.  Ever since I tried the South Beach diet 8 years ago, I can't stand balsamic vinegar!  So, for lunch this week, we will be having roasted cauliflower and hummus in pita bread.  Sounds kind of blah now that I think of it...I'm going to have to throw some cheese in there, or roasted red peppers! 

So, after my lull, I came back in full force.  Now I have to do some school work.  I guess it's true that you do manage your time better when you have more to do.