I forgot/ran out of time to post the recipes I made last week, and this week was kind of a bust as far as cooking at home goes (massive case of the lazies), so I’m combining two weeks into one post. Woo! Look at me! I crazy!!
Summer Squash Breakfast Bowl – This recipe was suuuuuuuper tasty. The cauliflower rice actually turned out – for the first time EVER!! The title is a little misleading – it’s not necessarily a breakfast meal. I made it for supper and then ate it for lunch for two more days. I also didn’t add the eggs because the dish had enough junk in it already. It was a little spicy, so I think knext time I would cut down on the 3 T of hot sauce (Julie likes spicy food!!). I also am not a fan of garlic powder; I prefer fresh garlic, so next time I would sub that out too. I had no bacon fat, so I used coconut oil. It turned out fantastic.
Heavenly Paleo Meatloaf – This is the second time I’ve made this recipe, and it turned out very tasty both times. This recipe makes 2 loaves of meatloaf, so I freeze one, and we eat one. It’s very easy to make, and it’s delicious with baked sweet potatoes. I like to eat the leftovers sauteed with eggs and veggies.
Honey BBQ Marinade – I had one of my master of conservation classes yesterday, and we had the pleasure of listening to Bill Crandall from Crandall Farms. He gave a very interesting talk about bees (more on that in a separate post), and he also donated a couple of boxes of honey (and gave us the cutest tiny bottle of honey – check out the pic in my Instagram feed link on the right); the proceeds of which go to Nahant Marsh. So I bought a pint, of course. It had a recipe tied to it for Honey BBQ Marinade. You can find it on page 2 of this pdf. I had a package of drumsticks defrosted in the fridge, so I gave the recipe the old college try tonight. I had to cook the chicken for about 15 minutes longer than the recipe said, but I did have 3 lbs of chicken instead of 2. I was confused that the recipe calls for a “pinch salt/pepper” but also 1/4 tbsp black pepper. Why a pinch + 1/4 tablespoon? And that’s a lot of pepper!! Anyway, the chicken turned out good, but with 1/2 a cup of honey, it’s pretty sweet for my palate. I’m starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox in a few weeks; however, so I’m front loading a bunch of sugar consumption. I’m trying to make my first few days of the detox as miserable as possible.
And that’s about it for planned meals. Outside of that, it’s been Habaneros, Chipotle, HyVee Chinese, Front Street, and random scramblings of eggs, hamburger and veggies. This week is not boding well either, as it’s 7:52PM, and I have yet to do any meal planning. I do have pork chops and ground buffalo defrosting in the fridge, so as long as we have some veggies to sautee, we’ll have some fairly balanced and delicious meals this week.
Take care y’all, and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Whatever the hell that means.