Lately, I’ve been varying degrees of enthusiastic about cooking. Cooking new things? Annoying. Cooking familiar things? Fantastic. Craving? Nothing at all.
The craving part is probably a not insignificant part of why I’ve been giving our kitchen the side-eye. It’s always more fun to create when you Want Something Now.
Monday – Beef Meatballs with Fava Beans and Lemon from Jerusalem with rice and asparagus
I didn’t visit Israel until the end of January in 2013. But according to the Hebrew calendar, it has been a year. So to honor that, I thought it would be nice to cook a dish from Jerusalem.
We never, ever have fava beans. The shelling alone is enough to put me off of it. Frozen, shelled edamame? Always an excellent substitute.
Wednesday – Baked Potatoes with Trader Joe’s Turkey Chili
Y’all: Guess what.
Marcus made us dinner. Again.
I love him.
I had a few ideas as to what could make a good New Year’s Day dinner (frittata. beans on toast.). When 5:00 PM rolled around and it was time to make some sort of decision, all of that went out the window.
Also: It’s important to note that We Love Trader Joe’s Turkey Chili. If you haven’t tried it, you really should.