Do you ever wonder what I’m cooking on a day-to-day basis? Well, today I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been making in my kitchen over the past week and a half.
Lentils & Veggies. A good way to get lots of vegetables in you! Add garlic and fresh herbs for delicious flavor. I made this as a hot dish, but cold lentil salads are equally delicious—especially when you use lemons and garlic.
Bread Pudding for breakfast. This one is getting ready to go into the oven! There are two reasons I love bread pudding. One is that you can use up bread ends, old bread, dry bread, multiple varieties of bread, and even a bum homemade loaf if it doesn’t turn out as good as you anticipated. The second reason I love bread pudding is that I can throw it together quickly in the evening, put it in the fridge overnight, and first thing in the morning just pop the dish in the oven…voila! breakfast is hot, fresh and served 40 minutes later. Bread Pudding is well-loved in our house along with these equally delicious breakfast recipes.
Lots of Rainbow Lunches. My littles just LOVE a colorful plate! In fact they try to make sure we’ve got every color on there. I’m always amazed at what my kids will happily eat when it’s presented attractively. It really does make a difference. (Mom Tip: Rainbow Lunches are great opportunities to sneak in small bits of leftovers. The chicken was left over, as were the cooked carrots.)
Korean Beef BBQ Bowl. This one was a hit with my family! I made it non-spicy for the kids, but my husband and I added some spice for a kick. We served it over rice. The flavors are very similar to beef bulgogi.
Summer Tomato-Cucumber Salad. Home grown cucumbers with celery, tomatoes, basil and a light vinaigrette. Crunchy cucumber salads are one of my favorite summer salads, along with any salad that includes fresh tomatoes and basil.
Cod Provencal style. This cod was slow cooked in my Schlemmertopf clay cooker with tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, purple beans and cream. We ate it over quinoa so the quinoa could soak up the yummy sauce.
In addition to all those tasty dishes, I’ve been making plenty of the everyday simpler fare: Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal, Pasta Bolognese, scrambled eggs & toast.
So what about you? What is one recipe you made this week in your kitchen? I’d love to hear what food you love and make in the comments below! Leave me a quick note, or if you’ve got a food blog (or it’s a recipe from another blog), share the link so we can all be inspired. Do you love Instagram or Pinterest? Leave your username so I can follow you.