Last Week I Cooked…

This week was a true tale of rollover meals. The leftover chicken from the fajitas I made last week went into enchilada filling. I made more enchilada filling than I needed, which became the topping for burrito bowls. We didn’t use quite all of it for burrito bowls though, so the remaining bit turned into breakfast when topped with an egg, avocado, and some hot sauce. Plus I saved the bones from the roasted legs to go into stock, so they will just keep on giving.

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersMattar paneer. This was a dish I’d never tried before making it. I’m sure there are better versions out there, but I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. I didn’t find the spices strong enough. Frozen peas probably didn’t do it justice, and next time I’ll try making my own paneer.

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersGreens and beans with red wine and garlic sausage. This is the kind of dish that is barely any work, so adaptable, and I could eat every day. I used a mix of kidney and pinto beans (because they were already cooked in the freezer), lacinato kale, and toasted baguette instead of the breadcrumbs (because I always burn them). I can’t take any credit for the best part though, the Short Creek sausage which is incredible all by itself.

Roasted sweet potato, black bean, and chicken enchiladas. I followed the recipe for these enchiladas, but instead of zucchini and corn used roasted sweet potatoes and shredded chicken (from about 1.5 legs). My ideal winter version of this dish.

Cauliflower arugula bleu mac and cheese. If you have struggled to love cauliflower, this is the dish that will convert you. Bleu cheese too strong? Sub cheddar.

Last Week I Cooked - Vegetal MattersBurrito bowls with roasted sweet potatoes, chicken, and black beans with green sauce. Dinner needed to happen quickly so we could head out to trivia. I got home from work, threw on some brown rice, made the green sauce, and reheated the black bean, chicken, and sweet potato mixture. Dinner was on the table at 6pm (which NEVER happens), and we landed a solid third place at trivia. There was a round where they read classic recipes minus one ingredient and you had to guess what was missing (like deviled eggs but without the paprika and hollandaise sans eggs). It was my own trivia heaven.

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