Wow- January – it’s been cold here! But I’m thankful we haven’t had tons of snow yet – last year we had a bunch already!
Last weekend a good cook friend had us over for dinner and pulled out her vegan cookbooks to make special recipes for me! Such a good friend and so impressed. She knew not to make pasta (what everyone thinks vegetarians eat) and put together some bean burgers with kale, vegetarian chili and a kale salad. It was all awesome! I should have taken a picture. If you’re a vegetarian and gone somewhere (such as a wedding) – the vegetarian option is almost always PENNE – that they throw some overcooked vegetables on with tomato sauce. So gross! I love it when people actually look the variety of delicious foods that vegetarians can eat!
This past week, I switched up a few things after looking at an Italian vegetarian cookbook at a friend’s house – yum!
She has a website with some recipes and her cookbook is on amazon! Fun! If you’re hosting a vegan or vegetarian get some inspiration at her website!
We switched out one night for pork and vegetables – after that I decided no meat this week, because I never know
when it’s done and can’t taste it. But the veggies were good!
Recipe from Chloe’s cookbook – Italian pesto burgers!! The pesto was avocado and basil. Yum!
With some sweet potato fries – best I’ve made! – awesome meal!
I’m more motivated to get out my cookbooks to try recipes I haven’t done in a while instead of what I’ve pinned on pinterest or made before.
This week’s menu~ 1/11
Sunday – Navy Bean and Pasta Gratin with Basil & Ricotta! with grilled polenta & sauce
Monday – ziti with sharp cheddar & Broccoli (From a cookbook), mushrooms & beans (Wegman’s recipe)
Tuesday – meatball sliders (picture credit: Chloe’s kitchen) with tomato soup (Chloe)!
Wednesday – breakfast for dinner (tutoring!)
Thursday – Leftovers from MTW~
Friday – Tacos with rice
Saturday – WING IT!!
Sunday – and we’re out of town celebrating our 10th anniversary for a few days. Baby moon too!
The grandparents are in charge of dinners next week!
What’s cooking this week?