Spring is here, despite a rather mean prank by Mother Nature on our North Eastern friends, it is time to start revamping the menu and focusing on spring vegetables and fewer starches. Over on the forums I mentioned that I’m fighting off an emotional funk. One of the signals was I have almost completely abandoned my camera, I have no interest in experimenting in the kitchen. You’ll notice the last recipe I added was on March 4, Country Fried Steak. Last week I focused on getting back into a healthy routine (getting enough sleep, was a big part of that) and this week, I’m going to force myself to do the things I really do enjoy, but have avoided.
In the vegetable crisper I have swiss chard and broccoli rabe, two new-to-me vegetables. Whether or not I “feel like it” I’ll be experimenting and hopefully I’ll get back into my routine of at least one recipe per week. I do miss that. My husband and I are both going to be eating lower carb over the next few weeks, so I’m hoping to get more recipes focused on vegetables posted in the near future. Just as a side note, it’s not the Atkins Diet. Diabetes runs in my family and I’m hoping to not carry on that legacy. I’ll still be making the side dishes for the kids, we’ll just generally stick to the main + extra vegetables. (I don’t feel I owe you guys an explanation of our choices, I’m just trying to be “transparent” and explain why the recipes will probably lean in that direction for the foreseeable future). There will be occasional splurges and treats, don’t worry.
The menu below does not reflect those changes.
Tell me, Home Eccers, what are you having this week?
- Monday – Two Bean Tamale Pie, Tossed Salad
- Tuesday – Jap Chae -Korean beef stir fry -may not be the technical explanation
- Wednesday – Albondigas, Guacamole, Tortilla Chips
- Thursday – Clean Out Refrigerator Night
- Friday – Spanish Baked Cod with Olive Tapenade, Asparagus -broiled instead of grilled, but same concept
- Saturday – Chicken Fingers, Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli with Bell Peppers
- Sunday – Turkey Cutlets with Onions and Bell Peppers, Rice and Peas (you can certainly substitute chicken breasts if turkey cutlets aren’t available)
Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living is now in bookstores like Barnes and Noble & Books-A-Million.
You can find it in the home reference section.