Almost Meatless Monday
Pan-fried noodles. To feed a family of 4, I'm using 1/4 pound of thinly sliced pork, 6 bunches of baby bok choy, a large red pepper, 3 portabella mushrooms and a large zucchini. Family is happy.
Simple Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs. Awhile back, I made a humongous batch of meatballs and I'm cashing in that production this week. I'm also trying out San Marzano tomatoes. Is it worth all the fuss and higher price?
Misoyaki Butterfish or salmon with Edamame Rice. It's been way too long since we had this.
Almost Meatless Thursday
Eggplant with Hot Garlic Sauce, with 1/4 pound of pork and lots of eggplant, plus the convenience of ready-made sticky rice from Ranch 99.
Salt and pepper shrimp, but using chicken, sauteed gai lan, and rice.
I really prefer the sweetness of shrimp, but that pesky crustacean food allergy means it's chicken.
Furikake kale chips. This is a really easy side/snack that never, ever leaves leftovers.
Peach (apricot) Blueberry Cobbler. 'Cots and blueberries went into the first cobbler of the season! Another one will be made this week while apricots are coming in.
Pickle mango. I BOUGHT green mangoes. I PAID MONEY for them. My Hawaii ohana is shaking their heads and ex-pat Hawaii people--feel my angst! It will be worth it for the first sweet/salty bite of fresh pickle mango.
Reflecting on all of those whose sacrifices allow us to be here. Have a good week all!