My Week in Food
The kids asked for “old school” tacos this week, but since I had a boatload of leftover lentils, I gave them (the tacos, not the kids) a “new school” spin. Did up turkey taco meat using an equal volume of lentils. No complaints. Lentil indoctrination seems to be working.
One non-traditional recipe that didn’t work so well were these veggie burgers (with secret sauce) pulled from the pages of a magazine. Total fail, except where our dog is concerned, since she thought they were fabulous.
One recipe that never lets me down is this spinach pie, which I made this time using all manner of leafy greens that were piling up in the fridge: chard, kale, spinach, and arugula.
Speaking of pie, my friend Beverly threw a Pi Party this week. I’m not particularly fond of math and am not sure it’s worth honoring, BUT, I do support any holiday that celebrates pastry.
Also worth celebrating is playing hooky with your husband, which is exactly what happened this week when Mr. Mom’s Kitchen and I high-tailed it for a day of skiing. The slopes were lovely, the sky was blue, but a glass of wine and this French onion soup were quite possibly the highlight of my day.
Apparently all that Gruyere wasn’t enough for the week. I bought the season’s first asparagus, roasted it in the oven, and piled it over a whole mess of burrata. That and some grilled bread were a hit at the dinner table.
I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I couldn’t help but fall a little bit in love with the tiny glasses of beer at a new brewery in town. His and hers.
As for meals, this was the highlight this week: I did up an entire early Easter dinner so I could put together a menu for all of you. If you missed it, head on over here.
And if you’re looking for an Easter dessert that never disappoints where pint-sized people are concerned, have a peek at this Lighter Coconut Bunny Cake.
How was your Week in Food?