I have been cooking up a STORM since we arrived in Boston, and I figured you probably have only 70,000 better things to do than read my menu, so why not share?
(Note: I have sadly, resigned myself to the fact that we'll be spending $50 a week on groceries here because it's just not quite as cheap. On the other hand, I now live near a Trader Joe's, so life evens itself out a bit).
- Grilled Pineapple Sandwiches. Delightful. Plus, the pineapple was free since Bart brought me home one from the buffet at a training meeting he was at.
- Potato Salad
- Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cake. So, SO delicious. Oh my word. A frozen piece is like a little slice of . . . something cool, chocolaty and delicious.
- Chicken Gyros. Oh my freaking heavens, these were so good. It was all I could do not to eat them all, but I was so so full. Plus, it meant there were some left for an after-school snack the next day.
- Marinated Mushrooms. (I bought a cheap container of mushrooms at Trader Joe's and was determined not to let them go to waste).
- Vegetable Quesadillas. I won't lie. These made me a little nervous. I was really happy when they turned out to be delicious (so much so, that I made them for a weekend lunch to use up the rest of the vegetables). I served them with this dip.
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs. These are divine. Bart loves them.
- Cucumber Salad. Even for me, who doesn't like cucumbers, this was quite delicious.
- Chickpea Pasta. This is pretty much my favorite go-to dinner dish. It is so easy and SO good. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. I used whole wheat pasta because it's so cheap at Trader Joe's. And, of course, makes me feel good about myself.
- Black Bean and Chicken Casserole. Yum. Also, my mom is probably amazed that I've eaten so many beans this week. I used to kind of hate beans. Now I love them.
- Dinner out a fabulous Indian restaurant in Back Bay.
- Leftovers from said Indian restaurant.
- Breakfast for dinner. Or more like "almost-dessert for dinner." We'd had those vegetable quesadillas for lunch and were totally in the mood for something a little sweet. Also, I have apples from our road trip coming out my ears which are lousy for eating plain, but bake up deliciously.
- This lemon pudding cake.
Also, have you noticed how I'm clearly obsessed with these two new cooking blogs: My Kitchen Cafe and The Sisters' Cafe? I basically won't need to look at a cookbook for weeks. Also, I have desserts planned from now until my first grandchild is born.