Another week flew by. We had visitors in town this weekend (and did a lot of eating out that was delicious and fun since we aren’t doing it very much these days) so I planned a very simple and easy prep week of meals. I try to follow my own advice on being realistic.
I’m loving soup for breakfast. I’ll dive into that in another menu monday, but this week I’m having sweet potato soup with bacon for breakfast. Definitely one of my favorite Well Fed 2 recipes and for sure the one repeated the most.
The chicken chili is from the Super Bowl. Our friends brought so much food with them I didn’t even put this out, it just went straight into the freezer. I would share a link, but it’s not that great and more like a soup than a chili. Good enough to eat but I wouldn’t recommend making. Also, I can’t remember where I found the recipe.
Roast chicken is another old favorite that I haven’t made in a while. Salmon I just throw in the oven for 15 minutes with whatever spices sound good and I’m thinking about this recipe for the lamb chops with pesto.
Veggies are going to be very simple but I didn’t get to the citrus cauli-rice last week so I’ll be making that to take with my lunch.
Well Fed 2 Update
It’s been a while since I have shared my progress on cooking through Well Fed 2. It’s definitely slowed as I’m spending more time studying for my NTP certification, but we are still well fed and enjoying the recipes I’ve had time to make.
1. Green Goddess Dressing: I had some boring veggies for dinner one night that I wasn’t particularly looking forward to. This recipe is another reason you should always have homemade mayo ready to go. I ate it on veggies and as dressing for a taco salad all week and it was so good.
2. Classic Pork Meatballs & Italian Meatballs: The meatball recipes are still high on my list of favorites. They are easy, quick, and you get a big punch of whatever cuisine you’re feeling. We had the Italian over zucchini noodles (youtube video) and a quick marina sauce. I was feeling celebratory that day so there was also a glass of wine involved.
3. Cincinnati Chili: If it’s not clear already from my blog I love chili. Lucky for Greg he’s a fan too because we eat it all fall and winter. And spring and summer. This was good and has a big kick (though sometimes I double the cayenne in a recipe and I can’t remember if I did or not for this). We ate it for breakfast one Sunday because I was doing my meal prep for the week. I love that my husband is so easy. Nothing goes with coffee like spicy beef, right?
4. Sweet and Salty Broccoli Salad: I’m trying to increase the number of raw veggies I eat and this recipe is perfect. It’s one of the best make-overs of an old staple. I can’t stand the gross broccoli mayo salad you find most places but this is so much lighter and fresher. I’ve been taking it as part of my lunch a lot and always look forward to digging in.
5. Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup: I will admit I was totally not expecting to like this. I don’t love zucchini and I really don’t love ginger. I was so wrong. This is GOOD. I made it with homemade broth so I think it was extra flavorful. I’m not making it again this week for breakfast because I’m trying to get more veggie variety but I totally want it again. I ate it with hard boiled eggs during the week but on Friday I decided to make my breakfast at home and used fried eggs instead. This picture does the amazingness no justice.
That’s my latest update. Next weekend is pretty boring (i.e. exciting) for us so if I’m not too behind in schoolwork hopefully I’ll be able to spend some time on new WF2recipes.