Weekend Food Prep–Back to School!

Need to create some quick breakfasts to get out the door on a busy school day? Want a satisfying lunch to put in your metaphorical lunch box? After school snacks? Quick weeknight dinners? I’ve got you covered! I built my food prep routine during the school year–managing the never-enough-time of teaching and all my otherContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Back to School!”

Weekend Food Prep–Sesame Peanut Noodles

These noodles come together quickly and make a great meal in late summer when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen. My recipe started out as Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles in the Joy of Cooking, but I’ve monkeyed with it over the years to this current version. This makesContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Sesame Peanut Noodles”

Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

My spouse brought home some Hatch chilis from New Mexico, and this is what I made of them. They turned out so delicious, I went in search of an alternative pepper from closer to home. Anaheim chilis are larger and a bit hotter, but they make an acceptable alternative. Roasted Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas ForContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas”

Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins

I like these with chili. If you’re not an American, you may not realize that a cornbread recipe stakes a claim for who you are and where you come from almost as much as a BBQ recipe does. My cornbread is sweet and made without grease, in the “Northern” style, and with some whole wheatContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins”

Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili

Chili is another recipe like marinara sauce that I don’t measure anything for anymore. But it can be nice to have a starting place, so you can learn your own preferences as you make adjustments. one. In a very large pot, heat a bit of oil and sauté:1 medium onion, diced4 zucchini, diced4-5 cloves garlic,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs

I choose to not eat red meat, so I’m often replacing ground beef or pork with ground turkey. The downsides to substituting turkey in recipes with red meat are twofold–first, the ground turkey seems to be wetter, making it harder to use the Maillard reaction to increase the wonderful umami flavor of browned meats. Secondly,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs”

Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread

I like bread, but I don’t eat it terribly often. So, like a lot of other baked goods, I make it in bulk, slice it up, and store it in my freezer. This recipe makes 3 moderately-sized loaves of delicious sandwich bread. The pumpkin adds color and with the long fermentation time, there’s a niceContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread”

Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”

Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes

Well, I made this one up on the fly one night, and it’s damn delicious! I wanted something new to eat, tired of the same flavors over and over again. So, I added sundried tomatoes to the shopping list and created something around their lovely, luscious flavor. It is common to serve sundried tomatoes withContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes”

Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce

I love Masaman Curry, but the way it is usually served in Thai restaurants, with large quantities of that delicious, rich sauce, makes it a special occasion food for me. I created this recipe to give me that wonderful flavor without totally throwing off my eating away from my preferences for the day. This wouldContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce”