When creating my goals for 2017, I identified cooking (and blogging) to be an Area of Concern. To address this, I came up with three goals to work toward:
So here goes nothing! I’ll be including the cookbook in my weekly meal plan post and I’ll post the (recipes later on in the week, after I’ve cooked them. I hope that these goals will help me get back in the habit of blogging both (recipes and meal plans. I’m going to start with a pretty low bar and probably skip the picture thing. If I do include pictures, they’ll be taken with my phone at the table without even an attempt at “prettiness.” Sorry, not sorry. I think pictures might require some investigation on my part because I believe that Picasa is no longer a viable photo host. So.. we’ll see. For now I just want to get back in the habit of putting words on the screen.
slow-cooker cassoulet out due to kitchen painting
(lunches) omega sardine salad (RFES)
I chose Run Fast. Eat Slow. as my first cookbook for 2017. As with many “new” cookbooks, I found it rather lackluster. Not a lot of the (recipes called to me, not a lot fit in with my way of eating, and it just didn’t feel super exciting. Perhaps I’m just jaded? I don’t know. It’s a nice cookbook - lots of options for varying diets such as veg*n, gluten free, dairy free, etc. Just not very thrilling for someone who doesn’t eat a lot of grains.
My kitchen is getting painted (OMG YAY!!!) at the end of the week, so I planning on not being able to use it for that night. I’ve also got my winter term class and a court appearance of unknown length due to an assault I witnessed a few months ago. It should be an interesting week!
I am dubious about my ability to find duck legs for meal #7, but my backup plan is to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. I’m also planning on using boneless, skinless chicken thighs in meal #6. As often happens when I’m meal planning, I don’t notice trending ingredients - I had not intended for this to be such a chicken heavy week!