After a lot of travel, I’m happy to stay close to home for the next few months! This gives us a chance to clean up our yard/garden. We were starting to look like the abandoned house where the crazy cat lady lives. No longer! Now it's only the messy house that should hire a gardener.
And as bonus, I found some flowers!
And instead of weekend binge-cooking, we're going with meals that make me happy to be at the table and in the kitchen.
Sit-down Dinner Sunday
Roast chicken and bacon/Asiago bread stuffing (swapped bacon for Portuguese sausage) and a green salad. I originally wanted to make the bacon sourdough stuffing (original link here, but I made some serious modifications) from Thanksgiving, but forgot that it needs and apple and kuri. However, stuffing, like fried rice, is very forgiving. Hard to go awry with a little cured meat, a little onion, spices, and a starch.
Hockey Night Monday
We have been big fans of Nick the Greek in downtown San Jose. Now one is closer to us!! We stood in line for free food for their soft opening last Thursday, where they get the kinks worked out on their food lines. I’m happy to pay it for real this week. Just remember that if you are lucky enough to go to an opening where there is free food, it is good manners to at least leave a tip. The entire household is happy that Nick is in the neighborhood!
Leftover Kalua pig and cabbage over hot rice, and yes, there will be another egg too.
Dinner by oven. Mayonnaise chicken, roasted cauliflower, and a green salad.
Oyako donburi. Full disclosure is that the husband makes this 99.9% of the time, and it is one of the few things he will make without measuring. I LOVE the simplicity of this and it tastes like happiness and home in a bowl—eggs, onions, chicken, shoyu and hot rice.
Friday is #MeatlessOneDay
Black bean burger (from Cooking Light), in pitas with Sriracha sauce, mayo and salad greens. It 'feels' burger-ey and the panko makes it crunchy without adding too much filler. Also works as a cheeseburger.
Have a good week all!