I am grateful for so many things ... so far my friends and family are all healthy, we have a nice house, live someplace where we can get out for walks and runs, great neighbors, technology that lets us get together virtually. Now if it would just stop raining!
Some of what I have been cooking ... some new recipes and some old:
A new recipe, Pasta with Chickpeas from Melissa Clark at the NYT cooking.
I also found a tart crust recipe I like. What's great about this is that you can just bake off one small tart and save the dough for later. I have not tried the filling in this recipe, the filling was a freezer discovery, some lemon curd that I made year, topped with some Greek yogurt and chocolate chips. I sometimes make things and put them into the freezer for a rainy day. We had over 3 1/2 inches of rain last week, so that counts as a rainy day!
I have been getting what are essentially CSA boxes from my favorite farmer at the Farmers market.. including lots of beets.
There have been lots of meals with green incorporated in them...
And we have not had to sacrifice our lunch salads.. And in case you think every meal is all healthy and green like this, the salad is incorporating some left-over take-out fried chicken from a local restaurant (doing our part to support local business...).
Like pizza (I have been experimenting with a no-knead crust) and Macaroni and Cheese.
Also in the comfort food category was Meatloaf. And the mini-loaf I froze came out great. I thawed in a bowl of cold water (took about an hour), then it needed to bake for about 45 minutes.
Plus some simple dinners, like a loaded baked sweet potato and the quesadillas pictured with the beets.
And the normal...Foil Grilled Fish, (using up some fish a neighbor gave us last fall) Stir fry, and "Whatever" Pasta.
I've also been experimenting with no-knead bread ... but that's another post. Stay well, and let me know how you are doing!