Ah! As I was writing this I didn’t think there was really any theme…but than realized the main meal elements all started with the letter “P”! Read on to see what I ate during my Pppppp week… Had in kitchen: Homemade tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, garlic spinach polenta, bay leaves, salt, pepper, olive oil, light… Read More Week 34: Pork, Parsnips and Polenta
Okay it wasn’t actually rent week for me, but I was trying to be on a rent week budget! If I go over budget one week, I try to supplement the week after, so that’s what I did this week. I’ve talked about how much I love Bon Appetit in the past, and I particularly… Read More Week 33: Rent Week Budget
This may sound like a weird combination – but this soup so flavorful, packed with veggies, and spicy Italian sausage adds a kick (and some fat)! It was supposed to be a leafy green (a riff on this recipe, but not creamy), but since I had a ton of leftover Napa cabbage in my fridge,… Read More Tortellini and Napa Cabbage Soup (…Stick with Me!)
One of my favorite things to do, which I’m sure you’ve gathered from past blog posts, is being creative and conscious of waste by utilizing the same ingredients for multiple meals. I love peering into the fridge and coming up with something to eat based on the random grouping of ingredients I see in front… Read More Same Ingredients, 3 Ways: Italian Staples
From forcing veggies into a rich meal with a side salad, to taking the place of bread, to adding a much-need crunch, a good head of romaine is underrated during the summer months. Read on for proof!
I was shopping at a new grocery store this week that had amazing fresh, premade food (homemade on premises), so I decided to make things a little easier on myself with some cheats! I bought mini zucchini muffin pies that I had with sliced kiwi for breakfast, risotto balls that I had for Friday night’s… Read More Week 12: Premade Cheats
As I mentioned in my Norway Camping Soup post, I just returned from a trip to Norway last week so it was a bit of a struggle to get back into meal planning/the rest of normal life. Though with the amount of money I just spent, I knew I had to budget these next few… Read More Week 11: Post-Travel Blues