Monday was leftover redo night- rice and salmon from Sunday's dinner with my parents. My sister walked me through the first part- the trick is to lightly cook a little garlic and ginger in hot oil before adding your veggies, meat, and rice (in order of longest cooking time to shortest.) I threw in a fat bundle of pea vines for the veggie.
Tuesday, I finally remembered to start dinner early enough to make Ernie's long requested and long awaited sushi. (Spicy tuna salad, avocado, and steamed asparagus were the fillings tonight.)
Wednesday was hot and sour soup night. (Chicken broth based, with bok choy and tofu- I changed the recipe up a bit.) Wonder Daddy wasn't home. One of those nights where I was left wondering "Why do I bother cooking?" Then I ate my soup, and remembered: I really, really like good food.
Leftover sushi rice, ochazuke wakame furikake, and spicy tuna salad
Lots of bread this week. Thursday I made a double batch of my cinnamon swirl bread- roll the bread dough out really flat, dump a bunch of brown sugar and cinnamon on, and roll up tight as you can. This was HUGE hit at the piano recital, especially with the dads. At least, the dads were the only ones gutsy enough to run at me yelling "This is FANTASTIC!" One was hungry enough to be giddy when I pointed to an entire extra loaf on the counter and told him to help himself when the plate was empty. Awwww...I love feeding people :)
Tried out a new kind of swirled loaf, on a whim. FLIPPIN' FANTASTIC. Stupid delicious out of the oven, and still addicting even when it was cold. Wheat dough + blue cheese + sliced almonds. Just try it, you'll love it.
(The sun has officially left for the week- look how gray this picture is!!)
Friday was scrambled eggs with garlic chives, and stir-fried pea vines. (I won't be getting pea vines again- no one else in this house would eat them.) Girls wouldn't eat the eggs, and when I set leftovers out with out breakfast on Saturday, they got left on the counter for hours while I went to a baby shower. Hmmm.... my kids don't like scrambled eggs anymore, and I think....everyone is getting tired of my huge batches of greens from the market. Kale all winter, now bok choy, garlic chives, asparagus...I totally understand- they have a strong taste, they're (mostly) leaves (Ernie has never willingly eaten a leaf in her life), they're new....but I think I have to press on anyway. If we're going to have produce in our diets, and there's a cheap/plentiful/local option...I'm going to take the local option.