I haven't been lazy.
Just tired and not taking pictures for the site.
But I have been cooking!
Thursday I made our favorite Stir-Fried Noodles. I've made these a few times now and find them easier and easier each time. Make sure to have fresh mint and cilantro. Those two herbs really bring this great dish together.
Friday cheated a bit and used some pre-packaged ingredients to make a Vietnamese Mint Salad. Crunchy, saucy and healthy. Again, another dish that requires fresh mint. Instead of buying a cabbage, I bought a bag of "cole slaw" mix and a bag of pre-shredded carrots. The salad was brought together very quickly. Both of these dishes I served with some chicken I sauted and sliced.
Saturday we went out to a nearby favorite Mexican restaurant: Alamo!
Sunday...I'm drawing a blank. OH...we were out shopping and I grabbed some chicken and herb ravioli from Safeway and tossed them with a Rosemary Cream Sauce. Perfect, simple and delicious.
Monday night I made some sloppy joes. Made them per my recipe with the exception of bell pepper, which I forgot. We used to eat so many sloppy joes as kids, at school, home and low-key family functions. It's great to have them now as an adult...I some how feel as if my adult responsibilities slip away while eating these for dinner. And I know it's not a good foodie of me, but I love soft, squishy buns from the store. You know those old school hamburger buns that you can squeeze into a tiny ball...so light and fluffy and manufactured...comforting!
Tuesday night sounds a little more process driven, but it's not. Chicken paprikash is really just chicken in a paprika cream sauce. Instead of using chicken parts, I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and tossed the whole mess in the oven for 20 minutes. When rice was done, I swirled in a spoon of sour cream, stirred, served, inhaled and licked the plate!
So...there you have it...I've been busy at work, leaving me pooped out and lacking the creativity to do a proper blog post with photos, etc. By the weekend I should be back in full force; and 100% into Turkey Day planning!