I did say that there would be cooking??
Funny, I had great dreams when I named this blog.
I would be the new Pioneer Woman/Annabel Karmel. I would whip up amazing family treats and feature it all with beautiful food photographs. Then, motherhood creeped in. I do cook, but there are many days when my “Uncooking” style takes over because it is the only way to survive on precious little sleep with two kids and a hubs that works long hard hours.
Here are some of the things I made last week:
Behold, the Meyer Lemon Drop.
Heck yeah, I’m bringing back cocktail hour! Jeremy found this recipe after I came home excited about a bag of Meyer lemons from Sun Harvest. Never had a Meyer lemon? Me neither…but I salivate every year when Cooking Light does a spread on them in the spring. They are softer skinned, fragrant lemons with lower acidity and a slightly herbal taste. And the lemon drop? Very VERY good. So good in fact, that we were busy boiling a second batch of Meyer Lemon syrup for an encore.
Then there was the Vegetarian Mandarin “Chicken” for Meatless Monday.
Does it still count as cooking when you merely fire up a skillet? I found these Gardein Mandarin Chick’n pieces in the freezer section at the grocery store and had to try them out. Sauteed with some olive oil and topped with the included sauce–they were delicious and fast with steamed jasmine rice and broccoli for our Meatless Monday.
An Encore of the Harvest Pear Crisp recipe from Super Bowl Sunday
Yes, it was a busy week. But we’re still cooking!