This week we used the following items from our pantry list: Turkey Burgers, Grillin’ Beans, Barley, Lentils, Shredded Coconut, Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix, macaroni. Honestly I was shocked because even having cooked with these things, we still have barley, lentils, and macaroni (apparently it was a 32 oz box!). I guess you’ll see them again!
Saturday – Turkey Burgers, Grillin’ Beans, Roasted Broccoli
Apparently we made This Exact Meal and ate it on These Same Plates with This Same Silverware on New Year’s Day 2016. I knew I was having some deja vu here.
Monday – Lentil Soup
Let’s be honest y’all. Lentils usually taste like dirt. Of all of the lentils I have ever made, they have been mediocre at best and profoundly underwhelming at their worst. Since I had 3/4 of a bag of them sitting in my pantry, I decided to resource a recipe from Allrecipes.com because even though it is not a glamorous site, it is Of The People and I knew that they would recommend something appropriately tasty.
I linked to the recipe because it was enjoyable, BUT (but!) you must make the following modifications based on the comments: four carrots instead of two, double the basil and oregano, chicken broth instead of water, top with parmesan, and I skipped the spinach because it sounded ill-fated.
It was good. I’d eat it again. Which is good because it made leftovers and a container for our freezer meal stash.
Wednesday – Coconut Tres Leches Cake
I feel like lately, I am posting all of these things I’ve made and there is no actual recipe to guide them. This was my contribution to breaking the fast and I was pleasantly surprised that other family members also like coconut! I also shared pieces with my parents (who were at our house “watching” Critter while he slept) and we collectively agree that it would be worth making again.
Thursday – One Dish Chicken Macaroni Casserole from Farmhouse Rules, Garlicky Wilted Spinach
This is deconstructed Coq au Vin. Tasty but too intense for a weeknight. Pro: Got another freezer meal out of the deal!
Miscellaneous – Earth Cookies
Someday, I won’t need to make these anymore. Except then I’ll probably be making them as “cookies” for my child. So there’s no escape, really.