Hope there was some rest and some pleasure over the weekend. We have transitioned to cool evenings, which has changed up the food choices in addition to wardrobe!
I’m in a weird mood at the moment where I don’t have much cooking mojo when it comes time to cook, but I’m still shopping for ingredients with excitement.
Had a HO group dinner in Chinatown last week, so I took advantage of the location and bought a few things I can’t get closer to home. Also picked up some bbq meats and prepared foods that I ate my way through, and so now I’m off Chinese food with ingredients left to cook, lol.
Anyway, will try and mix it up a bit and see if I can get my mojo back.
Sat - Too much Chinese food since Thursday, so I went to the store to pick up artichoke hearts and cheese to pivot to italian for dinner — COTM Crisp and Creamy Artichokes + COTM Capellini with Anchovies and Chard (except Gai Lan for the Chard) + Snow pea leaf salad with lemon and parmesan.
Sun - What was intended to be a big warm salad of roasted butternut squash, onions, arugula, and more that I decided to turn into pasta – made a riff of the COTM anchovy pasta and tossed with all the roasted vegetables and arugula, topped with lots of grated pecorino and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds for crunch.
Mon - Out with a friend I had not seen in way too long for Basque food. I was very excited about the restaurant, but the meal was disappointing. And I had a slight allergic reaction, so boo.
Tues - Plan was for COTM Fish Stick [Breaded Fillet] Bhorta but I’m going to skip seafood given the the allergic reaction. Maybe a grilled cheese, since I bought a loaf of bread after what seems like a few years.
Wed - Last minute trip to Boston for an event. Dinner will be whatever nondescript food is served there.
Thurs - Will get back late, so probably something dialed in again, like a sandwich.
Fri - Conference all day, doubt I’ll be in the mood to cook after. Maybe out with friends who are just back from their long summer trip.
Sat - I’m sure I’ll be ready for Chinese or similar again, lol. Chow fun (or maybe Pad See Eew) with some of the vegetables I bought in Chinatown. I found fresh rice noodles and I’m curious to see how they do (because these are packaged - the ones I wanted are sold fresh by the lb, but the store had closed).
Sun - Running out of ideas… Maybe Hoppin John – I have cooked black-eyed peas in the freezer. Or something else — roast chicken has been on mind, and I have a stockpile of pieces in the freezer. Side of arugula salad, if the arugula lasts until then, otherwise I’ll pick up some vegetables.
Have a great week!