Sunday, December 30, 2007

Weekly Recap 12/30/07

I tried to do this a few times in the past, but never kept up with it. I'd like to try again because I think it's interesting to see what families have each night for dinner - or how people cook "in the real world". How many times to they eat out each week? Do they make fancy meals every night? What kinds of side dishes do they make? And not just dinner - how much do they bake each week? Do they make desserts often? Inquiring minds want to know!

And even though I keep a blog of a lot of my cooking, it doesn't necessarily reflect what I cook on a daily basis since I usually only post new recipes. Sometimes I cook a lot of new recipes, sometimes I just throw things together, and sometimes I might cook an old favorite.

Now that we live far enough from town that ordering out, take out and even going out to eat aren't all that convenient, I tend to cook almost every night. Though I would certainly use the term "cook" loosely many nights - on busy nights, it might be something as simple as canned tomato soup and Wegmans pierogies sauteed in onion and butter. Nothing fancy, but in most cases, still better than what we'd eat if we were ordering or eating out.

No time like the present to get started, so here goes (we were out of town Sun-Weds):
pizza take out

Skillet Strata with Spinach and Smoked Mozzarella (new)
orange slices

Curried Tempeh with Brown Rice and Peas (new)
baby carrots

Alysha's Pumpkin Waffles (t&t)
Classic Beef Pot Roast (new)
mashed potatoes
green beans

I will have the recipes for the strata, the tempeh and the pot roast up shortly.

Coming up soon, the recap for 2007!


  1. It's good to see you are back at blogging again! I've missed your posts.

    I would love to see the recipe for the strata as that is something my family would love!

  2. Patsy - Thanks, it's so nice to be back! I've been cuddled up with my laptop by the fire, enjoying free time to play. :) I hope to have that strata recipe up tomorrow.

  3. The strata sounds good! I like seeing people's menus. It inspires me a meal for the week! ;-) Don't need something different each night just for one.

  4. Claire - I've always wondered how much I would cook if I were cooking for one. If even one family member is missing, it can make me not feel like cooking. ;)

  5. I do a majority of my cooking on a Sunday if I've allowed myself the time for that. That way I have leftovers to take to work as well. I hope you have a wonderful New Years. I will look forward to what comes from your kitchen in 2008!

  6. Bellini Valli - That sounds like a good strategy. Happy New Year to you!