So, this week is not going to well. I am doing too much, am flat out tired and even a bit cranky, which is not like me in the least. I must get control of it fast.
Today, swimming got cancelled, so I am taking the time to get ahead on some recipes to stash in the fridge & freezer. I intend to write down in my Tuesday post each week, my plan for the week's meals. I usually grocery shop on Tuesdays, but as I am taxing myself on weekends & Monday's with volunteer work, I have to have a down day to plan, at least this is my new resolve.
My recipes to cook, eat and freeze this week are:
Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup (Sunday) ( Done)http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougal ... ecipes.htm
Green Soup ( Tuesday)(Done)
Mattar Guchi (Tuesday) (Done & need a pea recipe not the best but good)
Sweet Potato Bisque (Wednesday) (Done & *keeper*) http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougal ... ecipes.htm
South Western White Beans (kale) (Wednesday)(Done and keeper)http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougal ... ecipes.htm
Butternut Squash Soup (Thursday)http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2005nl/ ... ecipes.htm
Italian Garbanzo Stew (Thursday) (Done & keeper)
And next week for sure - this is lifted from Pacificfords Journal
Her Sister's Rice Salad -- looks mighty good to me, especially as I over did the rice making in the new rice maker, EGAD!
Rice and Bean Salad (from Pacificford's my sister)
2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2-4 cloves of garlic, pressed
1-2 jalepeno peppers
1 can beans (any variety that you enjoy)
1 - 4oz can of chilies
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 cup corn (or other favorite veggie)
Mix all together! Even better the second day
Also found blondie's Hopping John to try
Hopping John is a Southern style Black-eyed pea dish -- here's my version of it!
1 lb. frozen black-eyed peas
2 cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can diced chilis
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. minced onion
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Cook frozen black eyed peas according to directions on pkg. and drain. Add all other ingredients and return to boil, simmer for a few minutes to let flavors develop. Serve over brown rice.
I think I'll call Friday a day of rest, or the day I finish what I planned and failed to accomplish - let's not use fail in a sentence - more like found impossible to even consider doing given: life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
BTW, this appears to be a lot of cooking for one person it is - I got pretty big eyed at Trader Joe's, when I found pre-cut sweet potatoes, butternut squash and a kale, collard mix. I have way too much of this stuff and it requires cooking it fast - so much for time savings. I will also learn fast for this mistake and hopefully have dinners in the freezer for a while too.
Meanwhile, as life got away from me obligations-wise, I have not been keeping up with the Excursion the way I would like - so that's on the agenda after I finish tonight's volunteer assignment, which is right after my second recipe for the day. I must stop raising my hand or whatever!
Really, the food in MWL is pretty simple and fast, I am just not used to life without the deadly, fattening, uncompassionate and earth unfriendly convenience foods! There all that should get me over my funk,