Last Week I Cooked

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersI feel like I barely cooked this week, but after taking account of everything below that doesn’t appear to be true. I more made things that I contributed to larger gatherings instead of full meals, so it felt much simpler. Most cooking was more like this egg in a hole – easy and perpetually satisfying.

Eggnog waffles. These did not come out as crispy as usually like, but they were a nice fluffy waffle and easy to throw together.

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersLime grilled chicken salad with black beans, peppers, avocado, and ranch dressing. This was maybe not the most appropriate thing to make on the day of the first real snow of the season, but I needed to eat some vegetables in between holiday celebrations. The chicken was marinated in lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for 30 min before grilling. The rest of the ingredients were tossed on some romaine and I didn’t even make the dressing (though I thinned out some bottled dressing with a little lime juice).

Ginger garlic cocktail meatballs. I substituted turkey for the meat, which was a bit softer than beef or pork would have been, and in combination with some other wet ingredients made for a soppy mix. Next time I would wring out the bread and maybe use less soy sauce. Regardless they baked up nicely for a New Year’s Eve party appetizer.

Cashew morning buns. These are the same buns I made on Christmas day. I brought them to a New Year’s Day brunch, where they happily sidled up next to tiny meatballs, zucchini pancakes with labneh, deviled eggs, fruit salad, and homemade crackers and bread sticks (thanks for hosting Decker-Yan family!!!).

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersRoasted potatoes and tomatoes with scrambled eggs with sun dried tomato goat cheese. I par-boiled potatoes and then roasted them with halved cherry tomatoes. The eggs were scrambled and then at the end I stirred in minced scallions and some sun-dried tomato dip my mom made with goat cheese.

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersOther breakfasts included burritos with sauteed peppers, onions, and spinach, black beans, scrambled eggs, avocado, and salsa, and egg in a hole as pictured at top.

Chicken, chorizo and tortilla stoup. Ok, I didn’t actually made this, but I helped prep some of the ingredients for my mom and then she let me eat it. It’s a family favorite.

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