Blessings this week to the friend who brought us meatloaf and mashed potatoes and to the other friend who brought Chipotle (and Soup and Bread for The Future). Next week the gravy train ends – it was a good run but, (1) I need to start conducting more of my social life outside of the house and (2) we need to keep cooking different stuff so that we can continue our forward march toward the new normal.
Miscellaneous – Earth Cookies
As I mentioned before, I made these on Sunday and I’ll be making them again soon.
Miscellaneous – Cadbury Mini-Egg Blondies
It has been ages since I made these but the baking bug really bit me this week and these were a Must Make Because I Want To Eat Them But Also Because I Really Want To Eat The Batter Out Of The Bowl. Pro tip: Use the dark mini-eggs instead of the milk ones.
There have been a number of times I have thought about making this meal, and then I have told myself that we must stretch ourselves and not be eating it every week even though it is an easy meal to make! But it was finally time to whip this one up again.
Sunday – Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Breast, Coleslaw and Cornbread from How To Cook Everything
Truths: Bird-In-A-Crockpot is our new favorite easy meal. We will be making some iteration of this again next week. Possibly with an Asian-twist?
Other Truths: I thought that our favorite cornbread recipe was from How To Cook Everything. That was wrong. This was a dry, flat disk of cornbread. Survivable, but a reminder that my actual favorite cornbread is from The Joy of Cooking. We will not make that mistake again. The coleslaw is 100% a bag of slaw and 1/2 bottle of Rudolph’s Coleslaw Dressing because I could not take the time to actually make a from-scratch slaw. We are choosing our battles here, people.
Thursday – Sriracha Caesar Salad from Cravings
New cookbook, new recipe! Chrissy Teigen is literally The Best. Follow her on Twitter and your life will be better. Read her blog (which I actually don’t) and I am sure that will be self-bettering as well. Even if nothing she put into the cookbook was edible, I still would have bought it because she is hilarious.
Anyway, the things in her cookbook are edible! I decided to throw a full-on salad into our meal plan this week because I knew Marcus would appreciate it and because I really really need to stop eating like a teenager who plays sports. Since Thursday was set to be a very busy day, I assembled the dressing on Wednesday and roasted up the chicken thighs that day as well so that Marcus could simply chop a few things and then we could sit down to eat. This was wise, even though the advance prep-work was all of two steps. Frighteningly easy! I still ended up eating my salad sitting on the floor of the nursery, picnic-style, but it was delightful. We’ll be making this again soon, possibly even next week.