The leaves are green and gold outside the window, and I am stretched out on the living room couch with the cat, still full from Sunday dinner, and grateful that I have cooked so much this weekend that I can take it easy in the kitchen for the next couple of evenings. There’s even a tin full of gingersnaps in the cupboard and a container of addictive mixed nuts (though let’s be real–these won’t last). Maybe I’ll take a few moments to restock the empty granola canister or mix up some bread dough. Even though these recipes don’t really take more than five or ten minutes, I often stumble over a mental block of the Must-Make-Dinner-No-Time-for-Anything-Extra variety.
The light is fading and it’s time to call the kids inside and give them a snack before bedtime. I need everyone tucked in by 8 p.m. so I can watch Upstairs, Downstairs.
Monday: Steak sandwiches, Crash Hot Potatoes, Salad
Tuesday: Fried rice with edamame and leftover beef short ribs
Wednesday: Pasta with Kale and Ricotta
Thursday: Roast Chicken, Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Anchovy Bread Crumbs
Saturday: Chicken salad, Beet & Cabbage Borscht with Dill
What do you like to cook when you have extra time in the kitchen?
Anything baked! Yesterday, I made these cupcakes and they were delish: http://shaunasever.com/2010/02/caramel-cupcakes.html
Those look reeeeally good! Wish I still lived near enough to stop by and taste one!
Those crash potatoes are SO good! Your menus always make my mouth water 🙂 Your family is very lucky
I saw that recipe all over the internet and had to try it! They are yummy–but I will admit, not as good reheated. They get too crispy if you put them back in the oven (we at them anyway, though!).
Yes, we had that problem too, where they got too dry when we reheated them the next day 😦
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