hoping to use up the fish today for tacos - mahi mahi with taco seasoning broiled then baked until done served with slaw, avocado, cilantro
1 pound thinly sliced or shredded cabbage ( green and purple is nice) (dh bought a 1 pd package for me).
½ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion, more to taste
½ cup chopped cilantro ( packed), ½ of a large bunch
¼ -½ of a jalapeño, finely chopped, more to taste didn't put this in
¼ cup fresh lime juice, more to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil
Monday: roasted beet and lentil chicken salad with siracha yoghurt Donal Skehan (I have left over chicken and a bag of lentils), salad - I need to buy beets - I might use goat cheese for me as I don't really want the meat.
I made this today - I liked the dressing - a dijon/balsamic/olive oil/garlic/s/p dressing that was added to 100 grams of chopped sun-dried tomato (from oil) and red onion finely chopped and cilantro and parsley along with lentils - I struggled with the lentils today (next time canned lentils or get the de puy lentils). I cooked it long enough but still chewy.
I also think the beets needed a dressing but I think cooking it like he suggested with lemon zest, olive oil/s/p and thyme branches will be used again.
I also made those cauliflower nuggets from a package - I would rather have had the cauliflower because 6 of them are 110 calories and when I looked at the ingredients it had flours etc. But dh liked them.
tuesday: baked farro and squash, salad left over and some soup. it was really good. - forgot I didn't have faro - dh went to the store for me
Make soup for week: winter minestrone page 53 ina garten Foolproof always delicious - I am freezing a bunch of soup for future dinners.
Wednesday: left overs
Thursday: wednesday: greek pannzannella salad 89 https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/memb ... n-52169161
- I cut it in half
and I made spanakopita to freeze some appetizers for later. (freezing on a cookie tray now) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina- ... pe-1948859
(it took me a while to learn how to work with phyllo dough (now I am fast and the dough doesn't dry)
Friday: scallops-(made a bit of sauce with it - shallots, white wine, chicken stock and a touch of butter) potato/leek and celery root puree - sounds fancy but is really mashed potatoes with veggies (as I have celery root that needs using) Easy meal in reality. dd older will be here. did not take long to make. Saturday: who knows - a new adventure. baking day
left overs - take the mash potatoes and make patties - add egg/flour/garlic powder/s/p - turns out there wasn't enough left over - so rethink that, leftover salad,
freeze the soup that we had done
froze one serving of bacon/squash/farro thingy cooking meatloaf as it is dh's favourite - I have found that I don't eat much meat anymore and I am heavier on the veggies. Water is boiling for the brussels sprouts, I need to slice up beets and heat with a little thyme, butter. I will make the cucumber salad for tomorrow.
Sunday: menu planning - learning to cut recipes in half.
snack: hummus and veggies
garbanzo beans with spices
make apple muffins
next week I need to use up onions - thinking Alsatian onion pie. the other halves of the peppers have to be used
what I have left in fridge that needs using: cooked beets, cucumber 1-1/2 (make cucumber salad), lettuce, parsnips/carrots, peppers
tangerines, old bananas again, 1 avocado, onions, in freezer stock, d mom gave me veal - I don't eat feel but dd older likes it so I will make it for her and give it to her. veggie burgers, veggie chicken strips, chicken burgers 2, chicken ground, sole, acorn squash, potatoes, grapes, fruit I have to cook down bc its' going to go bad. package of shaved turkey - I do like that once in a while. (in other words I hope to not spend any money on groceries this week)
, 1/2 a jar of kalamata olives (tapenade?)
I need to check cilantro and parsley to see where it is on the spoilage level.
I will need a chuck of parmesan eventually - since it doesn't seem to bother us. goat cheese and feta also seems to be okay. (probably in our imagination)
hardest habit to break: cheese I love cheddar cheese etc. so limiting it is hard. but my family and including myself as i have aged have struggled with the effects on all of us.
future: I need to use my jarred red pepper