Oh hey there! It’s been a little bit of a busy week over here. I’ve been finishing up my Algebra class (taking my final on Monday), Q’s been getting out on the earlier side from work and I’ve been a subbing machine. Q and I are enjoying spending time together before he leaves for his training in a few weeks and loving the warmer weather (it’s going to be 23 degrees today!).
Monday – Shrimp, Avocado and Brown Rice Bowls – We hadn’t had these in a little while and I forgot how easy they are! This was a 20-minute meal and the only cooking that’s involved is sautéing the shrimp. Other than that, you mix the sauce, cook or reheat the rice and dice the avocado! Also this is delicious cold or hot, so it’s a perfect next-day lunch.
Tuesday – Turkey Skillet– our go-to weeknight dinner. We used some of our California avocados and Trader Joe’s salsa (imported from LA) to top our creations. If you haven’t tried this easy meal yet, I highly recommend it! It makes enough for 2 dinners and 2 lunches.
Wednesday – Lettuce Cups with Peanut Sauce. I made tofu for me and chicken for Q (he’s not a tofu kind of guy). I roughly used this recipe, but added some soy sauce, used only green pepper and added some sesame ginger seasoning. I like to have a base recipe and then interpret it to what tastes we like.
Thursday – I was planning on making this Tortellini and Sausage Soup, but at 5:30 when I went to start dinner, I realized it was going to take an hour, which was longer than this hungry fiancee wanted to wait. So I pulled an audible and we cooked the tortellini and sausage separately and added some pasta sauce. Dinner in 20 minutes it is!
Friday- Last week, I wanted to make this Rustic Mushroom Tart, but we ended up making something else. I had all the ingredients for the tart and thought they would also make great toppings for pizza! So we rolled out our favorite pizza dough, sautéed the mushrooms and leeks, added cheese, marinara sauce and a little truffle salt and we were set. This was my favorite pizza we’ve made so far. I’ll do a full post for this recipe later this week!
Q and I are heading out to go dog mushing this afternoon, I am SO excited!