Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lean, mean cooking machine

For a good chunk of last year, I got into a groove where I spent Sundays cooking for the rest of the week. It made it easy to grab a container of yummy, home-cooked food instead of slaving over the stove after a long day at work. I got out of this groove, however, and I missed those Sundays in the kitchen. Though the dinners J made for me lately were really nice.

Armed with my new spices, and some new recipes to match, and a strong desire to utilize every utensil in my kitchen, I got to work today. Behold:

An old favorite, crock pot chicken. I love this recipe, because you can do all sort of things with the chicken: tacos, served over rice, as part of a casserole, the sky is the limit

No bean chili (J hates beans of all kinds, unless they're green). Currently simmering on the stove

Cardamom granola bars. Breakfast for the week--score!

Cardamom mango bread pudding. Dessert for the week--double score!! It turned out better than I thought, since we didn't have any white bread lying around. Double-protein multi-grain bread works fine

A bowl full of yumminess: dried cranberries, and 3 kinds of chocolate chips (white, milk, and semisweet)

And the resulting cranberry chocolate chip cookies, specifically requested by J

If you happen to want any of these recipes, let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to share

Bon apetit!

1 comment:

Foster Mama said...

Could you please share the recipe for the Cardamom granola bars?? Thanks.