A vegetarian meal plan as promised. All recipes are from the cookbook, Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown. For every book you buy, the will donate a book to someone who needs it. So I love recommending this book.
Spicy, Crunchy, Creamy Polenta pg. 100
Vegetable Quiche, Hold the Crust pg. 112
Savory Cobbler pg. 94
Spicy Green Beans with Fried Egg and Rice pg. 53
Cornmeal-Crusted veggies and grilled cheese sandwiches pg. 72
A dozen Eggs
2 bags of spinach
Pint of milk
1 bag of shredded Cheddar
Container of cornmeal
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 pound of green beans
I decided to make crock pot shredded chicken and will use that as the basis for all meals for this week. Sorry to all you vegetarians. Next week, meat free!
The crock pot shredded chicken recipe came from the blog, One Good Thing by Jillee. Her blog is pretty great for all the normal reasons. I also really like her blog because she talks about her recovery from alcoholism, which for me, makes her more human.
I miss cooking. I didn’t realize it until yesterday when I was looking through one of my cookbooks and realized that I hadn’t made a meal since probably August. I haven’t done any batch cooking since July. This is very unlike me. I love living in a tiny house but the kitchen situation is a little difficult.
So I decided to properly cook something. My opinion of jambalaya is that you make it with pretty much whatever vegetables and meat you have in the kitchen. So I had some green onions, garlic, some frozen veggies, frozen turkey sausage, some rice and canned tomatoes. All leftover from the 4th of July trip I took with my lovely friend, Karlee, for her birthday. I did borrow a pot from my neighbor.
I mixed it all up with my standard veggie chicken broth and let it cook on my induction cooktop while eating salted caramel chocolate and wishing the internet would work.
Finally after an interminable amount of time, I scooped it up into the only bowl in the house, ate it while burning my tongue and talked to my girlfriend about everything but boys.
4 pounds of chicken
1 pound of pork
Bag of Potatoes
2 bags of frozen cauliflower
1 bag of frozen peas
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 can of coconut milk
2 jalapeño peppers
Last week was emotional chaos. I couldn’t think, plan, or write. So I just did what is the best thing for me. Eat with friends. I ate with friends every night last week. After some good old fashioned giggle time, I am back to meal planning.
This week is food you don’t have to cook, because I am still figuring out the kitchen thing.