This week, I’m giving myself a gold star because we actually managed to follow our meal plan. We made all of the dinners, we made all of the right dinners. Domestic victory, indeed.
Sunday – Crock Pot Buffalo Cauliflower Chili
I saw this recipe on The Chardonnay Kitchen and was intrigued by the buffalo flavor and the cauliflower instead of meat. I will be honest, it did not taste at all like buffalo chicken to me. I had a hunk of bleu cheese in the fridge, waiting to be pressed into action, but I decided it would be best used for another day. What I would describe the flavor as is: sweet and spicy. That being said, the texture was good (who can know how cauliflower will do after nine hours in the crock pot?). The actual act of crock potting was hardcore soorthing after a weekend that left me completely sapped of energy. With all of this in mind, I think that if I were to use cauliflower instead of meat again, I would probably use a traditional chili base and work from there.
Wednesday – Shrimp Rolls, Corn with Butter and Cotija Cheese, and Dilly Cucumber Salad from Dinner: The Playbook
Mom and Dad were in England for the last 10 or so days and the only chance I got to cook dinner at their house was this one. AKA, the day that they came home.
Y’all know that when I go over there, I make an effort to cook things that I cannot cook here. Shrimp rolls sounded tasty and since we’re used to shelling out $15/lobster roll in the Twin Cities, it sounded like an economical opportunity as well. The recipe was on point and they were just to die for. I’d make them again in a heartbeat.
Since we all know that I use fancy cheese approximately never, I substituted the cotija with parmesan. A more accurate substitute would be feta, but again this was in our fridge.
Okay. The blog informs me that we haven’t eaten this since April. Which is sort of shocking to me because it is so good and we were eating it regularly there for a while. But I suppose summer is not the time for cast iron skillet-style cooking.
Don’t worry, nothing has changed. This is still just The Best Meal.