Y’all, I wish I could explain to you how Galina and I became friends, but honestly I have literally no clue. I know that our husbands were friends before we were, but as to when exactly she came into my life is a mystery. Maybe she could tell you. I could tell you that she is the reason that I started running, and that we both ran our first half-marathon together. I could tell you that our kitchens have identical shelves of cookbooks, completely by chance. Just last week, she Amazon-ed me a copy of Farmhouse Rules and I loved her for it because as we all know, cooking has just been killing me lately. I took her gift as an assignment and challenged myself to cook out of it all week because then our menu would be 100% refreshed.
Related: I hope you have a Galina in your life.
Sunday – Grampy Jim’s
Ham Chicken Sandwich from Farmhouse Rules, Coleslaw, Tater Tots
This sandwich was sickeningly good. Obviously we didn’t make it with ham, we actually had a rotisserie chicken from Sunday’s lunch that I reincarnated instead. We’ll be making this one again.
Lamb Chicken Stew with Sherry and Mushrooms over Buttered Noodles from Farmhouse Rules
- This recipe suggested that it was completely acceptable to substitute beef or chicken for lamb. So we did.
- We are honestly confused as to why one would make this with lamb or beef instead of chicken.
- It was delicious.
- It allowed me to deal with the remaining misfit carrots in my fridge.
Wednesday – Orzo Salad with Spring Peas from Farmhouse Rules
Real talk: When Marcus went to Cub, he discovered that Orzo was like $10. Me: DO NOT BUY. I instead suggested ring noodles which were a much more economical choice.
Miscellaneous – Garden Pie
Now that Marcus has frisbee on Tuesday nights, I need to be able to feed myself without leaving the house and also need to feed myself without putting in a lot of extra effort. This was the right call.
Miscellaneous – Earth Cookies